Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I am always on the go and enjoy gardening, baking, and taking pictures. I love a good book and a cup of black coffee, a travel podcast and a glass of wine, or a refreshing glass of lemonade after a swim.

I move often and I submerge myself wherever I am planted- hence unrooted and blooming. I have had an array of jobs: social worker, retail, housesitter, yoga teacher, payroll specialist, writer, dog watcher, ESL teacher, 2nd hand seller…and…and…and. I’ve house hacked-rented out my home furnished, and moved to SE Asia on a whim.

I like to find the beauty in everything around me, from the smell of freshly washed laundry to a perfect chocolate cake, when a friend doesn’t shy away when life gets messy and a colorful weed in an otherwise “perfect” lawn.

Take a look at my gallery, read about my adventures, check out some recipes, and tell me what you’re up to.

  • Garage Remodel Update

    We finally have a new roof on our garage remodel! This is a big deal for many reasons, the main one being that we’re miraculously this far into October and it hasn’t started raining consistently yet. When we purchased this house, we knew the garage addition would need a great deal of work. We didn’t […]

  • What is The Best Caramel?

    A couple of years ago, I grabbed a jar of Trader Joe’s Caramel Sauce as an impulse by, deciding it was something I must have. I had just finished gathering dozens of apples from a local orchard with a plan to make apple pie and thought the caramel sauce would be delicious on top of […]

  • My War with Termites

    We have termites. This isn’t new information, but until we started our garage demo, I had no clue just how many termites. After a brief moment of utter hopelessness- “let’s tear everything down and build a metal tiny house” – we decided to go to war with the termites. So, to the internet we went. […]

  • Barter System

    The first time I bartered as an adult was when I was in my very first apartment. I was terrified of spiders and my upstairs neighbor didn’t mind taking care of them for me. In exchange, I learned how to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Every so often, I’d bring Gideon a heaping plate […]

  • The Benefits of a Meditation Practice

    Twenty years ago, I stumbled across an ad in the local newspaper about a community yoga class being held one evening a week. I was just out of high school and was going to the community college, working, volunteering and didn’t have much free time. And yet. Something about the ad caused a stirring in […]

  • How to Remember What Color Paint You Used

    I rue the day I thought ceiling paint was universal. Or the time we let renters pick the outside color for a house and approved the color, but didn’t note the name. We’ve been painting our house and between outside paint and trim and inside paint and trim, there’s a lot to keep track of […]

  • Homestead Eggs

    I love moving to a new place. It’s always exciting to explore the area and hunt down new favorite places. I’ve wanted fresh eggs for some time, though, and it’s been harder to find them. For one, I am not a big fan of social media and for two, a lot of people in my […]

  • Flexibility: The Key to Success

    We’re tackling the last big project for the year and it’s a doozy. Our garage is an addition and was added under a permit for a deck. Whoever built it didn’t do it to spec, which means that remodeling it has been interesting. As it’s where there was a bat infestation and a leaking roof, […]

  • Don’t Cry Over Spilt Paint

    I had just left the hardware store for the third time in one day, tired and hungry and wanting to just be finished with the day’s tasks. As our house is in a constant state of flux between being so clean you can eat off the floors and a complete construction zone, we try to […]

  • DIY: Garage Teardown Edition

    Based on how you look at it, we got a screamin’ deal on our house. You could also just consider us crazy. After all, who wants to deal with a bat infestation, pink walls, a garage with a broken door, mold, and a huge crack in the floor….the list goes on. We do. Or, rather, […]

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