Blogging · Lifestyle · Mental Health

5 Ways to Unplug Daily (Without Missing Anything)

There is a lot of press lately about taking mental health breaks from your mobile device. Finally. People are starting to realize that you need to get that phone out of your hand every once in a while and interact with the world. This is key in keeping a good balance of mental health. I… Continue reading 5 Ways to Unplug Daily (Without Missing Anything)

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Lifestyle · People Helping People · Social

One Kind Act: The Art of Being Neighborly

Hello there! Today I want to talk about being neighborly. People as a whole aren't as involved in their neighborhoods as they were when I was growing up, and I find that to be a terrible thing indeed. There are many advantages to knowing your neighbors. Neighbors are not only people that are close to… Continue reading One Kind Act: The Art of Being Neighborly

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer · Finance · Lifestyle

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: Bumps in the Road

Hello there! Welcome to the fifth installment of my blog series, 'Diary of a First Time Homebuyer'. In this series, I am documenting my journey as my husband and I purchase our first home. For those of you just tuning in, you can click on the link above, or search in the drop menu in… Continue reading Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: Bumps in the Road

Food · Health and Wellness

Manuka Honey: The Miracle in My Cupboard

I am sure you are all aware of the benefits of raw honey. It soothes a sore throat, helps with coughing, and people have been eating raw honey for a host of other reasons for many generations. I am here to talk about a specific variety of honey native to New Zealand. Manuka honey is… Continue reading Manuka Honey: The Miracle in My Cupboard

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer · DIY · Lifestyle

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Extras

Welcome to the fourth installment in my Diary of a First Time Homebuyer. This series is documenting my journey as my husband and I become homeowners for the first time. If you are just joining me for the first time, you can find the rest of this blog series at the following link: Diary of… Continue reading Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Extras

Blogging · Lifestyle

Public Service Announcement: An Open Letter to My Wonderful Readers (that’s you)

It has come to my attention that the title of this blog may be a bit off-putting. People aren't sure what to make of it when they first read it apparently and I want to put this out there to set the record straight. I am in no way advising people to take up unhealthy… Continue reading Public Service Announcement: An Open Letter to My Wonderful Readers (that’s you)

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer · DIY · Lifestyle

Diary of a First-Time Homebuyer: The House

Hello! I am excited to share with you the house we have picked out! I was able to go over there yesterday for a few minutes to take some measurements, and a few photos so I can show you what we are in the process of buying. First, for those of you who haven't been… Continue reading Diary of a First-Time Homebuyer: The House

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer · Lifestyle

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Offer

Hello, Lovelies! As you may already know, we are buying a new house! Our journey started just before Christmas when we were idly looking at properties on Zillow and coming to terms with our goals for the new year and our need for more space. Two days ago, we looked at a couple of properties,… Continue reading Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Offer

Lifestyle · Personal

Resolutions: What I Want to Accomplish Before the Big 40.

I was born on the last day of 1979. As the world celebrates the beginning of their New Years and their Decades, so do I tick off the years and decades of my life. 2020 will be my 40th year on this Earth and I have experienced so many wonderful things, and I am thankful… Continue reading Resolutions: What I Want to Accomplish Before the Big 40.