• Welcome to North Carolina
    Travel

    North Carolina – A Photo Essay

    North Carolina has always had a special place in my heart. It’s where we vacationed when I was a kid, and where my fiance have chosen to explore more recently. The food is fantastic, the people are nice, and the…

  • Hashbrown casserole is tasty for breakfast or dinner.
    Food

    Sausage & Hashbrown Casserole

    Breakfast sausage is a favorite comfort food of mine. Especially if it’s mixed in something. As a kid I would mix it into mac & cheese. This casserole is the ultimate comfort food: sausage, potatoes, & cheese. What more could…

  • October 2019: Two books in a series, new hiking trails, thank you cards, & 11,000 steps.
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    Goal Summary for October 2019

    Was October 2019 long for you? It seemed to go on forever. But not in a bad way. We went hiking for two weekends. I went into work 18 out of 19 days in a row. I made more time…

  • CraftMagnets sheets hold framelits and can be removed to display the pictures below. #craftstorage #framelit #framelitstorage #thinlit #thinlitstorage #craftroom #craftorganization #verticalstorage
    Craft,  House

    Framelit Storage That Doubles As Decor

    It’s no secret among my friends that I love to craft. Whether it’s yarn, paper, or random craft supplies – I’ve got a stash of it. For framelits, I hated the little envelopes they come in. I couldn’t see them…

  • Grocery receipts can add up, save money with these 8 tips!
    Food

    8 Tips to Save Money On Groceries

    Unless you have money to fling around chances are you could go for having a smaller grocery bill. Who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? These tips are easy to implement and don’t need any coupons. For all of…

  • pumpkin cheesecake with a decadent whipped cream
    Food

    Stress Free Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    It’s October and pumpkin everything is in full swing, but honestly pumpkin cheesecake is good year round. I’ve made it in March, July, and December. Sweet pumpkin pairs with cream cheese and warm spices for a smooth, rich dessert. It’s…

  • September 2019: an adventurous van life novel, craft beer at a gas station, Christmas cards, & lifting
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    Goal Summary for September 2019

    Where did September go? Often I feel like time is moving fast, but September flew by. But at the same time looking back to things that happened just a few weeks ago, it feels like forever. Funny how some months…

  • Taking care of your ring should be first on your list when you get engaged.
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    So We’re Engaged – What Next?

    This is such an exciting time! We’ve been engaged for about a month (actually exactly a month today). The first day was over the top exciting. After that things have calmed down, but I’m realizing we have a wedding to…

  • gnocchi mixed with a tomato based meat sauce that's reminiscent of pizza
    Food

    Pizza Gnocchi – A Delightful Change of Pace

    I don’t know about you, but I was unfamiliar with gnocchi until a year or two ago. I’m not sure where it’s been hiding. My love of carbs wholeheartedly approves of this potato-pasta crossover! If you haven’t had gnocchi [or…

  • Your engagement ring is one of your most prized possessions. Learn how to take care of it, and what to avoid coming in contact with it.
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    Taking Care of Your Engagement Ring

    Let’s start with this: I’ve managed to ruin my fair share of rings. I smashed one building our closet. I somehow cracked the band of a gold ring that is basically the only nice piece of jewelry I owned before…