boxes to unpack and declutter

Declutter 1,001 Things Challenge: Progress Report #3

If you’re new to this series, I’m currently working on decluttering 1,001 items from our home as part of one of my goals for my 101 in 1001 list. Back in 2013, I did a massive decluttering project I called 50 Weeks to Organized, where we got rid of approximately 50% of our belongings. Since …

1001 decluttering challenge

Declutter 1,001 Things Challenge: Progress Report #2

If you’re new to this series, I’m currently working on decluttering 1,001 items from our home as part of one of my goals for my 101 in 1001 list. Back in 2013, I did a massive decluttering project I called 50 Weeks to Organized, where we got rid of approximately 50% of our belongings. Since …

fresh produce from Misfits Market

Food Storage 101: How Do I Afford It? {+ Why Should I Care?}

For many years now, Matt and I have had a decent food storage cushion—at almost any given time in our marriage, we’ve had around a 1-2 month supply of pantry staples and shelf-stable food on hand, for whatever unplanned event might come up, whether that was a smaller-than-expected paycheck or getting sick and being unable …

1001 decluttering challenge

Declutter 1,001 Things Challenge: Progress Report #1

Like everyone else, January often hits me hard with the urge to declutter, simplify, pare down, eat less chocolate…you get the idea. While I got rid of about half of my possessions back in 2013 as part of my 50 Weeks to Organized project, I have acquired PLENTY more stuff since then, especially as we’ve …

cinnamon apple baked oatmeal

Settling In to the New House (+ Recipe for Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal)

Our move this time around could not be more different than the last time we moved — last time, we only moved 15 minutes away from the apartment we were in before, which meant that friends and family (thanks to the lack of a pandemic, of course) could stay all day and help us get …

Inexpensive Updates to Fixer Upper House 2020

Updates We’re Planning to Make Before Moving In To Our New House

Good news! All systems are go for us closing on the house this month, and it’s actually looking like–knock on wood–we *might* even be able to close a little earlier than planned (though if we can’t, that’s okay too!). While we love our new place and can’t wait to move in, there are a few …

What We're Looking For in Our Next House

What We’re Looking For in Our Next House

In case you’re not currently looking for a change of home yourself, lemme just summarize the whole process as being ABSOLUTELY CRAAAAZY right now. Utah has one of the hottest housing markets right now in the country, and prices are sky high, mostly thanks to a major housing shortage in the state. To catch you …