When an illness is no longer invisible

My doctor swiveled in her chair, clicking through my patient history on her computer screen. “Let’s do another heart monitor,” she finally declared, promptly scheduling the “installation” of my third monitor in two years. After taking literal sandpaper to my chest, burning the wound with an alcohol wipe, and applying the monitor, the medical assistant […]

Home care tips for families with pets

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. When we bought our first house (the 100-year-old charmer that started this  blog), we had lots of fixer upper projects. But when we moved to our 1970s house, we didn’t want to have a ton of projects. After all, part of owning a home is making sure you […]

A look inside our 13 foot Scamp travel trailer


Many of you have been eagerly awaiting a peek inside our new “toy,” so I’m excited to give you a tour! Our new (to us) Scamp is a beautiful, fiberglass dream camper! If you don’t know much about Scamps, there’s a few important things to point out. First of all, they’re super lightweight. This 13-foot […]

10 creative ways to decorate with plants

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Bringing nature inside your home, office, or communal space can transform a previously lifeless environment into a calm—energized—haven. There are so many creative ways to decorate with plants! They can make your home or workspace flow, or make a statement. It’s time to move on from flowers in […]

Adoption party theme: we found our missing piece

It’s been more than two weeks since our adoption party, but the decorations still hang in our dining room. It’s two-fold, really. Mainly, we’ve had neither the time nor energy to take them down. Life is… busy. But also, I know I’ll be sad to see them go. After all, it hasn’t even sunk in […]