I Spent Over $100,000 On Rent: Let’s Talk About The American Dream

My life has been absolute chaos for the last six months and I haven't had time to do much except the essentials. After my husband and I finally closed on our house, we were faced with the massive chore of packing up everything we own, moving into said house, getting everything set up in our… Continue reading I Spent Over $100,000 On Rent: Let’s Talk About The American Dream

Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!

Two years ago today, I became a dog mom. My now-husband and I were engaged, planning our wedding (well, I was planning the wedding anyway), and we decided that we wanted to adopt a pup. We saw Miles' picture in a Craigslist ad posted by a local rescue and loved him at first sight. According… Continue reading Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!

Anxiety Doesn’t Listen To Reason

I've had anxiety my whole life and it's a bitch. I don't know if it was brought on by anything specific such as being bullied to the point of trying to take my own life as a kid or growing up as the black sheep in a very religious household where I didn't belong, or… Continue reading Anxiety Doesn’t Listen To Reason

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