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

Hurricane Florence And The Machine: Time To Shake It Off

I never saw much hurricane activity in the first 29 years of my life because I lived in NE Ohio. If there was a hurricane along the coast, I might have seen an extra rainstorm but nothing really to worry about. I moved to North Carolina nearly 6 years ago and now that’s all changed.… Continue reading Hurricane Florence And The Machine: Time To Shake It Off

Self-Employed Life: My Dogs Are Clingy Stalkers (Good Thing They’re Cute)

I used to be a pretty hardcore hustler in the sales world when I was single. I sold cars, commercial pest control, office supplies, and cable/internet packages like they were going out of style throughout the years. When we first adopted our dogs, I was still going to an office every day and it was… Continue reading Self-Employed Life: My Dogs Are Clingy Stalkers (Good Thing They’re Cute)

Marriage: The Cold War (Literally)

The adjustment to living with my husband after years of living in delightful solitude was smoother than I thought it would be, especially since we didn’t live together until after we were married. I haven’t had to deal with giant anxiety-inducing piles of clutter, the expectation that chores are “women’s work,” or visitors/in laws popping… Continue reading Marriage: The Cold War (Literally)

The Beast: Hardcore Sacrifices To Accomplish Home Ownership

My husband and I got married last year, and it’s been amazing. I’ve always heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, but my experience has been anything but that. In fact, I’m having a much easier time being married than I did being single. Like I’ve mentioned before, we really hate our… Continue reading The Beast: Hardcore Sacrifices To Accomplish Home Ownership

I Love My Fur Kids, But I Need Alone Time

My entire life changed last year when I got married and adopted a couple very spirited young rescue dogs. For years, I had the luxury of my apartment always being as clean as I left it, not taking care of anyone but myself, and having all the “me time” in the world when I wasn’t… Continue reading I Love My Fur Kids, But I Need Alone Time