I’m Back!

I’m Back!

I would't say I had the MOST relaxing time but it was quiet and simple and that is exactly what I needed. As I said in my last post, I left town so I could really focus on creating a plan for myself. What started as a passion project has turned into a calling - [...]

Getting Out of Dodge

Getting Out of Dodge

I'm taking a vacation! Ok, I'm not really taking a vacation... it'll be more of a retreat for me. I'm going to hole myself away in a cabin next week and get some important work done. I have a lot of dreams and a lot of ambition and as of right now, I don't really [...]

Changing of the Seasons

Changing of the Seasons

With the sunlight sticking around a little bit longer and the temperatures rising a little bit more, I'm finding myself coming back to life. I'm stopping and smelling the roses. I'm slowing down and I'm enjoying the moment. I've written about this several times, but I have a bit of a track record for forgetting [...]

A Monument of Sorts

A Monument of Sorts

Lets get nerdy here for a second and talk about monuments. Monuments have been used for centuries as a way for us to remember special events or important lessons that were learned. It seems to just be a natural human urge - to build something as commemoration. As a reminder. As a tribute. I mean [...]

Low Battery

Low Battery

The kitchen is still underway, but it's mostly finished and mostly functional... and I am mostly exhausted. I worked myself raged last week getting the countertops installed and now I'm in need of a re-charge. I talk so much about mental health and self love on this platform, and now I'm putting my money where [...]

Letting Myself Celebrate

Letting Myself Celebrate

I've learned this lesson several times already. But here I am again. Setting massively unrealistic expectations and then beating myself up when I don't meet them. I did this with the ceiling stars in my office, I really did this with the exterior windows, and I did it again in my kitchen. I took off [...]

My Trip to Alabama

My Trip to Alabama

This weekend I was able to drive down to Alabama and see one of my oldest friends, Liza Lee. She is living in the cutest little home in the cutest little neighborhood in Birmingham. Her and her husband bought the house two years ago, with the intentions of it being a 5 year home. If [...]

The Point of No Return

The Point of No Return

There is a moment in every project called "the point of no return". This is the moment when, once the cut is made or the paint applied, there is no going back. It's the moment when you have to decide to be all in. The moment of full commitment. For me, this is the moment [...]

Who Would’ve Thought

Who Would’ve Thought

Who would've thought mounting a TV would be such a frustrating and character revealing experience!? Here's a little backstory: my ex got all the TVs. This is a totally normal part of the divorce process - we decided between the two of us what the fair division of our assets were and I was completely [...]

Moving Right Along

Moving Right Along

Now that the hallway is wrapped up, I am moving right along into the kitchen! I'm so excited about this one! When I bought this house in 2015, the kitchen was the room that I put the most effort into. My phase one renovation was so much fun and I just never got around to [...]