An Anniversary Post!

In October of 2016, I shelled out $99 for a little spot on the internet. I was bored with my job, and in fairly desperate need of a creative outlet. Plus! To my continual amazement, I was missing the intensive writing of my college days. So I bought a domain, registered for a WordPress account, […]

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Fall 2019 Coffee Date

If you’re new here, this is a seasonal post where I tell you all the things I need to tell you that haven’t come up in our regularly scheduled food/home posts. They are all indulgently unimportant! But, this is like we’re real-life friends getting coffee together and catching up. So get yourself a drink and […]

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Furniture Shopping on Craigslist and How to Strike Gold

When faced with the task of furnishing a new home quickly and inexpensively, Craigslist is time and again the place I’ve turned to to get the job done. Furnishing a home is expensive! And having furniture that is the right size/scale/style for your home is IMPORTANT. It serves big practical and aesthetic functions. I love […]

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A Potted Herb Garden

I am no master gardener. I like to see myself as playing the long game to a flourishing vegetable and flower garden in a picturesque greenhouse in our one-day backyard. But for now, we are renting. And while I usually don’t let my renter-status stop me from doing things, cultivating a full-fledged garden does toe […]

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Goodbye, Apartment

We are fully out of our apartment and in Michigan with all of our boxed-up belongings, rolled-up rugs, and furniture looking for where it will go in our new home. Moving is proving to me once again that there is nothing quite like leaving a place to make you fond of it. Our last week […]

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Spring 2019 Coffee Date

It’s time for more coffee. Always more coffee! Welcome to the spring 2019 installment of the coffee date series! This is where I dish about lots of different topics that probably don’t need their own post but I want to tell you about anyway. All while drinking coffee! Drinking coffee while reading is also strongly […]

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Fridays Have Been Cancelled

Oh, hi there! Just popping in to let you know to not expect Friday posts from me for the foreseeable future. It turns out packing for an out-of-state move while corralling a newly-mobile baby is time-intensive (who knew!) and I now go to bed every night feeling like I ran a marathon. But don’t go […]

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Rental Shopping

I think looking for rentals is super fun. There’s no pressure to know how many bedrooms you’ll need in 10 years, or if you can live with those small closets for the long haul. Renting is a low-commitment way to try out different layouts and set ups and appliances to get a really good idea […]

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We’re Moving (again)

We’re headed back to Michigan! Our old stomping grounds! We did not anticipate moving, and definitely not so soon. Everything just sort of fell into place and it’s happening and happening fast! There is a moving truck coming to our apartment in THREE WEEKS. Cue panicked packing. Moving is always a little bittersweet. We will […]

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The Nursery!

Soft Neutral Nursery

I am sort of hesitant to keep calling this room “the nursery” because when I think of nurseries I think of squishy swaddled newborns and not rambunctious baby boys who can do things like scoot around and get into things. But I’m going to do it anyway! Why are we just now finishing the nursery? […]

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