Category: Lifestyle

Life After Quitting: One Month Recap

Blogging

Last weekend I wrote a long post about my one-month anniversary for quitting my day job and blogging full time and my blog ate it. I was in Texas, it was 11pm (so really midnight back home) and my dashboard (the backend of my blog) seemed to go back in time several days. Posts I wrote were gone, draft posts lacked the photos and content I so painstakingly wrote and…

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Samsung Connect Home Review [Sponsored]

Lifestyle

This post is sponsored by Samsung. Thank you Samsung for this opportunity! When I found out I was pregnant, I got pretty “back to basics” with a lot of our lifestyle. We switched to natural products – eco-friendly dish detergent, lots of castile soap and vinegar. We cut out paper towels and even cloth diapered Emerson. We swore we’d never be “those parents” who “had a tablet babysit their children.”…

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Christmas Early: Upgrading to an Air Fryer

House and Home Lifestyle

About a decade ago I bought us a toaster oven on Overstock. It was $35 and was awesome for cooking for the two of us without heating up the whole house with the oven. Once Emerson was on the scene, it was popular for toast and cooking up some chicken nuggets. Sadly, that lovely $35 toaster oven kicked the bucket in early November. I was sad, that toaster oven got…

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Gift Guide for the Guys

Lifestyle

Some guys are super easy to shop for, and some notsomuch. Don’t get caught up in the plaid shirt/tie trap, here’s some suggestions on fun and fabulous gifts at a variety of pricepoints. And most of these gifts would be great for any person, not just the men in your life! Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life R2D2 French Press I mean come ON, how awesome is this?…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Lifestyle

This morning in the community garden, wearing Universal Standard overalls (Small), an old J. Crew striped top, an old Halogen cashmere beanie, Ray-Ban aviators, and Sorel boots This morning I didn’t set an alarm. I woke up, did some sun salutations, and went to the community garden to pick cabbage for the side dish we’re taking to my cousin’s house for Thanksgiving. They say that cabbage is sweetest after the…

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Life After Quitting: Week 2

Blogging

This week I worked on being kinder to myself and more realistic. It’s still hard. When you’ve dreamed of doing something for years and have so many ideas in your head AND you’ve spent the past two decades working your ass off always more than 40 hours a week… well, it’s an hourly struggle to rein it in. This week I spent time with people. Wednesday, my mom has a…

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Gift Guide for Tweens by a Tween

Lifestyle

When I mentioned I was going to have gift guides this season, a couple of you reached out in comments, social media, and email and said you desired a gift guide for tweens. Not a kid and not yet a teen, this is a hard age to shop for. I figured no better than to ask a tween that I know! Take it away, Marley! By Marley Vollmerhausen Hello! My…

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