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house update: lessons learned

it’s been one year since i bought my house! i have always loved my little house, but i’ve also been frustrated and angry at times too. i am a person who prepares for things, but i was not prepared for this adventure. things have thankfully calmed down but i’m always waiting for the next thing… Continue reading house update: lessons learned

grad school · H54F · healthy living · kitty cats · personal life

9•2 | high five for friday!

…one…   i decided this week that i needed some zen in my life.  school has been crazy so far and i’ve already caught myself getting a little stressed.  i started doing some yoga because it’s been rainy all week.  but i quickly rediscovered how much i love yoga.  it helps me center myself and connect… Continue reading 9•2 | high five for friday!

home sweet home

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.

decorative planning · H54F · home sweet home · personal life

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. 

decorative planning · H54F · home sweet home · personal life · teachin' school

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!