what i’ve learned from being on wordpress

I started blogging about 2 and a half years ago on Blogger and made the switch to WordPress nearly a year ago. (The amazing Lisette did my transfer and blog design.) I was nervous to make the switch but it’s been all good. So if you’re considering making the switch too, I wanted to share what I’ve learned from being on WordPress ....more

doggie nutrition

You guys know I’m a crazy pug mom. Obviously. So I’m always looking for ways to keep the puggies healthy ....more

why do you do that

I love writing my “how do you do that?” posts (see: 1, 2, 3 & 4), so today I’m doing a little variation on that idea. Instead of asking “how?” about things that confuse me, I’m asking “why do you do that?” about things that confound me. Check it ....more

weird ways to reach your goals

It’s still the beginning(-ish) of the year, so I’m still in goal conquering mode. We have lots of crap going on but I don’t want to let my goals for the year start to slide. I have a few ways of tricking myself into painlessly meeting my goals and here’s how ....more

home freshness

Being a dog owner is a double edged sword. My dogs are awesome and bring me so much love and joy. But they stink ....more

free budgeting spreadsheet

When I was just budgeting my own income, it was pretty easy. But now I’m a married lady, so me and the ol’ ball and chain (ha!) need to have a joint budget. It’s harder than I thought it would be ....more

home staging tips

You all know that I love me some HGTV. There are shows about home renovations, home buying, home selling and… home staging! This is where you present the home for sale in a pretty way, to focus on the home’s best characteristics ....more


Happy Presidents’ Day! Maybe you’re enjoying a day off or enjoying a day at work where it is warmer than 5 degrees. I’m enjoying neither of those things ....more

i escaped a mad scientist’s laboratory

And I paid to do it. If you’re confused, you probably haven’t heard of the new “escape room” phenomenon. These rooms are popping up in cities all over the US (I found this link if you want to find one near you) ....more

8 ways to be better at pinterest

Isn’t Pinterest the best? I became obsessed with it long before I started my blog. You can find anything on there – inspiration, recipes, shopping ideas, whatever ....more