hometown homage

As of about two weeks ago, we have officially begun “commuting” to “work” each day. AKA we wake up at Anthony’s parents house, drive an hour and twenty twice a day to work on our house and to come back to the in-laws to be fed dinner like the carefree teenagers we eternally wish to […]

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VOTE: how should we renovate our house??

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday & belated Mother’s Day! Over the weekend between laundry day and mom day, Anthony & I went live on Facebook to give everyone a tour of our house & what we plan to do to it in the hopes that viewers could tell us what they value in a home to […]

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how not to sell a security system

A little over a month ago, we had just moved into our house.  We were in the process of unpacking some boxes and figuring out where to go with everything. About midway through the day and about 80% of the way through the suggested baking time of my first electric oven-botched batch of chocolate chip […]

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3 cute & affordable kitchen accessories

So this weekend we did a thing. It was 57º and sunny– a rarity, apparently, this time of year & so the minute we were done with breakfast, Anthony and I left to go to one of the outdoor malls we hadn’t been to since 2014. Thanks to about seven star dashes on the Starbucks […]

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moving monday

Happy Monday friends!  If that’s a thing…  Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend!  Ours was spent cleaning! 😂 ☘ There has been a bit of radio silence here on the blog for the last few days!  We are finally in our new house and out of hotel hell! We spent our first night here […]

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bangs for your buck

Happy Hump Day!  Around these parts of the south Boston ghett., Wednesdays are for gas and coffee!! Yep.  The highlight of my week is when I drive 20 minutes south to the nearest Cumberland Farms.  (Their gas is cheap & their coffee is bomb— and $1!) Guys, I’m talking— I skip the gym Wednesday mornings, […]

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basement renovation update!

Our basement in our old house (finally closed on January 12!) was open to the rest of the house.  When you walk in the back door from the garage, if you continued straight through the breezeway, you’d head right down the basement stairs.  Due to some funky architecture and what we think was a DIY […]

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2 reasons to skip the family Thanksgiving pt 2.

So yesterday I mentioned that the top reason we are hanging back in Wisconsin this Thanksgiving is the nightmarish travel.  However the good ole extended fam bam is a very close runner up on my list of things that make my blood pressure rise to unhealthy levels during the holiday season. Years ago when I […]

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