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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

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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.

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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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weird things i found while packing…

i definitely had some doubts during the house hunting process, but i know now that i made the right decisions in the end. i truly realized this when i got new neighbors at my apartment. i’ve lucked out with the coolest neighbors (old people are the best!) but then this couple moved in across from… Continue reading weird things i found while packing…

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5•27 | high five for friday!

…one…   today is the last day of school!! ….two…   i have been moving slowly into my new house.  yeah, that happened!  it’s so exciting, and it’s been a big thing for me.  i’m grateful for all the support, encouragement, and congrats from all of my friends and family.  i’m learning something new every day! …three…… Continue reading 5•27 | high five for friday!

home sweet home

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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5•13 | high five for friday!

…one…   the josh abbott band concert was so much fun!  i needed a night out to de-stress and have fun. ….two…   i got some really good news on the professional front. i get to keep my 2nd position as the 21st century learning coach and actually expand it to other campuses. originally, i was… Continue reading 5•13 | high five for friday!

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5•6 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy mother’s day (and birthday!) to my mama!  i don’t know what i’d do without her.  she’s always there to listen and give advice.  i get my creativity, drive to help people, and tenderheartedness from her.  i love you, mama! ….two…   i close on my house in two weeks!  i’m getting so excited.  if… Continue reading 5•6 | high five for friday!

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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!