We bought our first home! I call it our tiny homestead—a 600 sq ft house and 40 acres. Good thing we love the great outdoors!
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There’s no place like home, especially a home in Kansas! At the beginning of the month, the Mr. and I packed our clothes into duffel bags and headed south–well, southwest. We woke up at 4 am and took the eight hour drive caravan style. With Taylor Swift cranked, I chugged coffee and spritzed myself with… Continue reading 5 Reasons A Couple Should Move
Ahhh, home suite home. As I open the door to my hotel room, I sink into the feeling of home. Now, I am most certainly not home. My husband isn’t here, my bed is too neat, and I only have access to five days worth of undergarments. But I feel at home in my hotel room.… Continue reading How to Make A Hotel Feel Like Home
Beep Beep Beep—That alarm just won’t shut up. You snooze it once more, desperately closing your eyes and hoping to fall back asleep for another precious minutes. It goes off again. You look at the clock to shut if off more permanently and see the time. You’re going to be late. You rush to throw… Continue reading 5 Lazy Morning Hacks to Save Time and Stress
Life is pretty chaotic. Even outside my own world, the connectedness of technology has given us easier access to everything—traumatic news, updates on world crises, constant comparison to others. Millennials especially feel the strain to keep up, to solve every crisis. This is why we are such an anxious generation as a whole. To reduce… Continue reading Taking Steps to Minimalism
One month—almost to the day—after getting married, I was laid off. Out of the blue, the boss of my startup company came in and announced that he had to cut our entire department. It was devastating, frustrating, angering that the people who had literally promised me years with their company seemed to decide overnight… Continue reading 5 Steps to Thrive After Getting Laid Off
Panic, anxiety, stress—up they bubble at the most inconvenient times. In the middle of an interview, causing loss of words and shaking hands. In the middle of the night, causing vivid nightmares and sleepless hours. In the middle of nothing, for seemingly no reason, panic can spike your heart rate, cause you to break out into a sweat… Continue reading 7 Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress
Today marks four months since the Mr. and I got married. Four months since that giddy day filled with stolen kisses, swishing dresses, and sweet-somethings said at the altar. What a whirlwind of a day, and yet, one of the least stressful days I have had this entire year. Marrying my best friend surrounded by the love of… Continue reading Four Things I’ve Learned in Four Months of Marriage
One of my earliest memories is in the kitchen with my grandma. I had been running around her heels and getting in the way of her baking. Instead of getting annoyed, she swooped me up and plopped me on the counter in the middle of measuring cups, bowls, and utensils. She then proceeded to teach me… Continue reading An Argument for Mess