Why Tracking My Net Worth Has Been a Game-Changer (& Why I Think Everyone Should Do It)

If you would have asked me what associations I had with the idea of tracking my net worth a few years ago, I might have told you that it conjured up images of Prince John in the Disney movie Robin Hood–in other words, someone who greedily counted every coin and dollar and was constantly thinking …

Loving and Learning Lately {10}

Welcome to Round 10 of this new little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a …

How Not to Be Closed-Minded About Food {Or, Thoughts on Cooking Through a Whole Cookbook}

A long time ago (okay, about six and a half years ago), I went on a cruise to Alaska. Each night, we went to the formal dining room for a multi-course dinner, and I came face to face with a truth I had never considered before: I was a LOT pickier than I thought I …

2019 List of Home Updates We Hope to Tackle

(Today’s post inspired by In Honor of Design’s similar post) A funny thing happened once we become homeowners for the first time—the first couple months, we were all gung ho about DOING ALL THE PROJECTS, and we got a ton of painting done, the majority of the unpacking completed, and a bunch of work done …

Muvvy the Elf, Back Problems, & a Christmas Surprise {December in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (but not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter–and now my son, too–every day since they were born, and this is a GREAT place …

New Year, New Goals! {January Goals + December Goals Recap}

I had the best of intentions to have this posted on the first day of the new year…then we all came down with some sort of plague that has just kept producing new symptoms with each coming day, and a whole lot of not sleeping well at night, all of which has combined into a …

A Summary of My Reading Year (+ the Best Reads of 2018)

Initially, I did not have sky-high expectations for my reading life this year. While I still set a fairly high Goodreads challenge goal to finish 50 titles, I had no intention–not in the beginning, anyway–of trying to surpass last year’s impressive (for me, anyway) total of 65 books read. After all, I knew that pregnancy …