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7•22 | high five for friday!

…one…   i had the opportunity to revive #bitcheswhobrunch with my oldest friend jessica this week.  the food was amazing, and it was so great to catch up with her.  maybe i need to plan a trip to florida?? ….two…   since losing my sweet luca a month ago, i’ve struggled with the grief and… Continue reading 7•22 | high five for friday!

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june 2016 monthly favorites.

i’ve been bad about doing my favorites lately, which is weird because they’re some of my most fun posts to put together!  hopefully this one will help me get back on track! {favorite makeup} loreal lumi cushion foundation.  i didn’t know if i liked it until i tried it with the beauty blender.  it seems cleaner than… Continue reading june 2016 monthly favorites.

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home ownership is hard.

i’ve had an ongoing plumbing issue that seemed small at first and now is very, very big.  i have already had one plumber (forced on me by my stupid and worthless home warranty) come to look at it when there were problems with my shower and toilet.  he had to come back with the camera… Continue reading home ownership is hard.

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6•24 | high five for friday!

…one…   this may not seem like a thing to celebrate, but i have to be positive about it at this point… last saturday, i had to say goodbye to my beloved kitty, Luca.  he was so special to me, and i am so grateful for my ten years with him.  i am planning a… Continue reading 6•24 | high five for friday!

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house update • i hope joanna would be proud. 

i’ve been working on the house and i’m now solidly in the decorating phase.  i, like half of america, have an obsession with the hgtv show “fixer upper” and joanna gaines’ style.  i love neutrals so for my living room/kitchen, i went for a modern farmhouse inspired look and mixed old and new things i’ve… Continue reading house update • i hope joanna would be proud. 

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house update • i still have paint in my hair. 

seriously, how do you get paint out of your hair???  i’ve cut it out, pulled it out, everything.  and i’m still finding little white strands… so i officially moved in about a week ago. it was after three days of scraping, taping, painting, cleaning, assembling, and yes, crying. i only broke down once and it… Continue reading house update • i still have paint in my hair. 

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6•3 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy summer!  this was the first full week of summer.  usually i take a week to relax, go to the pool, sleep in, etc.  i haven’t done any of that yet!  but i’m still grateful for summer! ….two…   graduation was surprisingly emotional this year.  i didn’t know all of the kids well… Continue reading 6•3 | high five for friday!

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house update • i’m not very handy.

so i’ve had the house in my possession for a couple weeks now.  it’s been an adventure.  a fun and stressful adventure.  so far, i haven’t do a lot, but i’ll share what i’ve been working on… you know, besides cleaning baseboards and attempting to trim my rosebush. the biggest project i’ve tackled so far… Continue reading house update • i’m not very handy.

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things i learned buying my first house. 

neighborhoods matter – you can find the cutest house on the internet, check and recheck all the stats, and then go drive by it…and it’s in the shittiest neighborhood.  deal breaker. it’s stressful – this is a big decision.  one of the biggest of my life thus far.  i would lie awake at night running… Continue reading things i learned buying my first house. 

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4•29 | high five for friday!

oh man…it’s been awhile.  it’s been crazy around here, which explains the lack of posts lately.  but i feel like i have to get back into it or i never will.  so here it goes!  if i’m a little rusty, forgive me.  🙂 …one…   so after a wild ride, i have found my first… Continue reading 4•29 | high five for friday!

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scratch that.

the last thing y’all heard, i had found a house.  i was so excited about it.  but then came the inspection and i knew by the end of the hour long conversation with the inspector that it wasn’t “the one”.  i thought it was.  i felt it in my gut.  but in the end, it… Continue reading scratch that.

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a quick update!

sorry for the radio silence!  it’s not intentional.  my time has been consumed by house hunting, contract negotiating, and research.  i wanted to find a move-in ready townhome to buy, but that was not in the cards with my sellers market.  all the homes were flying off the market before i could even get in… Continue reading a quick update!

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3•25 | high five for friday!

…one…   my second and last evaluation is finished!  i just have a couple more things to do before the whole thing is done (student growth portfolio, summative conference, etc.).   i’m glad it’s over and there are only 43 more days left of school.  it’s crazy how this semester has flown by. ….two…   i’ve been… Continue reading 3•25 | high five for friday!