Yesterday, July 8th, marked one year since we brought Donut home from the shelter. You can read that post here if you’re interested and keep reading to see how it’s been! It’s been a year of adventures, and an incredible year at that. We had a bit of a rough start with her as she decided that I was apparently a chew toy for the first month or two. I was constantly covered in bruises, but we were finally able to break her of that habit and I could enjoy normal time with my dog. She has been such a… View Post

This week feels so weird with the holiday right in the middle. I woke up on Thursday wishing clients a happy Monday and it took almost a whole day to figure out what was going on. My week was pretty light — I tweaked my back some on Tuesday, so I’m taking the rest of the week off, I took Donut to get her yearly shots, and I’m carving out some time today to keep plugging away on the book. The weekend is pretty light, but we are making a return trip to IKEA for some more things. Hopefully I… View Post

Happy July, happy Monday, and happy day in general. 🙂 Man, I want to be able to say that June was so amazing and regale you with wonderful stories, but honestly it was pretty low key. We are getting ready for a big anniversary party at the end of this month, so a lot of time was dedicated to that and really just taking things easy last month. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. Home You may remember that we had a couple statement walls in our condo — an orange one in our living room and a… View Post

Welcome to the end of another week! I did a survey on Instagram asking where to find inexpensive house plants because everywhere I’ve gone is SO expensive. A lot of you said that IKEA has a lot of cheap plants, so Neil and I are on a mission to go there this weekend and scout them out. IKEA is a big trip any day of the week, but it’s at least an hour outside of the city here so it’ll likely be an all day adventure. Even if I don’t find a plant I want, you can always find something… View Post

I’ll be the first to admit it — being self-employed is magical. My schedule is flexible, I don’t have to worry about superiors who I undoubtedly will have issues with at some point, and I’m free to take my creativity in whatever direction I desire. A lot of my time, however, is spent in front of my phone or my computer: answering emails, invoicing, planning content, writing content, etc. What is highlighted on Instagram are the times when I’m actually away from those things because no one wants to see 12454 stories of my computer monitor in various states of contenting (is… View Post