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

Mac-N-Cheese With Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausage

The weather has been all over the place here in NC. One day it's 70, the next day it's 30. Because of this bipolar weather, the hubby and I are both feeling a bit under the weather, which makes it the perfect time for both comfort food and spicy food (because it opens those congested… Continue reading Mac-N-Cheese With Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausage

8 Things I’ll Never Be “Too Old” To Do

I'm less than a week away from my 35th birthday, and it's a little nerve-wracking because I always thought 35 sounded old. When you're 35 and up, a lot of people think they can start setting rules about things you're now supposedly too old to do. Well, I won't be following any of those rules… Continue reading 8 Things I’ll Never Be “Too Old” To Do