This Isn’t Your Mom’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf has a reputation in the food world of being not quite as prestigious as other forms of meat, and I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe the singer Meatloaf ruined it for the food? There's no musical artist (and I'm using that term loosely) called Meatball, and everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, which are nearly… Continue reading This Isn’t Your Mom’s Meatloaf

St. Patrick’s Day, Mountain Views And Hot Tubs ☘️🏔

I've been away from my blog much of this week due to being busy as fuck working and...drumroll please...doing all kinds of paperwork to get us approved for our new house! Yep, we found our house and we are officially under contract and approved to buy it! It's a new construction 3 bedroom/2 bath home… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day, Mountain Views And Hot Tubs ☘️🏔

HGTV Does NOT Accurately Depict The Stress Of First-Time Homebuyers

I haven't had as much time to blog lately because I'm up to my eyeballs in work projects and my husband and I are simultaneously navigating the torrential first-time home buyer process. It's exciting for sure, but it feels like I have at least two full time jobs and we're going to have to literally… Continue reading HGTV Does NOT Accurately Depict The Stress Of First-Time Homebuyers

House Hunters NC: The Super Low Budget Version

It all starts today. After spending the last year or so saving every penny we could and planning our escape from the viciousness of renting, we're about to start looking at houses again. It's not going to be an easy task because the city we live in is very expensive, and our maximum budget will… Continue reading House Hunters NC: The Super Low Budget Version

Traditional Corporations Feel Threatened By The Rise Of Independent Contractors, And They Should

If you've read my blog before, you already know that I used to be in corporate America and I broke free from those chains last year to pursue my lifelong dream of self-employment. It's only a couple weeks away from the anniversary of that glorious day, so let's talk about why so many people are… Continue reading Traditional Corporations Feel Threatened By The Rise Of Independent Contractors, And They Should

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: The Proletariat Infiltrating The Bourgeois Of Cary

I love steak, especially ribeye. It's one of my favorite things in the world. I'm not the type of person who typically goes to steakhouses, however, and I have a good reason for that. I'm a pretty thrifty girl because I've always been far from wealthy, and I also love to cook (as you already… Continue reading Ruth’s Chris Steak House: The Proletariat Infiltrating The Bourgeois Of Cary

If You’re Bummed About Being Single For The Holidays Again, Read This

The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. I love decorating, baking, and especially our annual trip back to Cleveland to see the sights, drink some Great Lakes Christmas Ale, and visit my family/friends. There's just something about NE Ohio that will always feel more like home to me than North Carolina,… Continue reading If You’re Bummed About Being Single For The Holidays Again, Read This