One Year In: Our Experience Adopting a Rescue Dog

Almost exactly one year ago, we brought home our second dog, Maisie, for the first time. We thought it would be cake. We had a rough time with Levi, but we had one under our belt, how hard could a second dog be? Turns out, it’s actually very very hard! But it’s so worth it, […]

Fall Bucket List

I know fall doesn’t officially start for another few weeks, and it’s still consistently 80* in Jersey, but the fall ~mood~ has arrived for me in full force! Summer is always so busy with work, so fall is a time when I can actually slow down, relax, and enjoy things again. Last year I feel […]

Finding the Best Budget Curtains

We’re going on four years in this house, which means one more year for curtain decisions to put the bounds of our relationship to the test. Our first set of curtains were basic ones my mom bought and hung after we lived curtainless for months. They’re simple, short, blue curtains. Now that our third winter […]

Journal #1 Where I’ve Been + Life Changes

I feel like every year I come on here, write a Where I’ve Been, pop out a few posts, and then retire again. I view this blog less in the modern influencer sense, but more in the early 2000’s style, journaling into the ether to find an online community where I feel my real-life one […]

Budget-Friendly Wavy Hair Routine: Wash, Style, and Daily Care

My hair journey, like many curly and wavy hair folks, has been a wild ride. Growing up, stick straight hair was the look, and when it’s quiet late at night, I can still hear the sizzling of my poor hair in my friend’s 700-degree straightening iron. After years of straightening, dry brushing, and loading up […]

Summer Essentials Bucket List

Every year, I go into summer with crazy high expectations for how incredible it’s going to be, and yet every year it ends up perfectly meh. I’m taking on another summer bucket list this year, checking off all the best things summer has to offer. Read a book – bonus if it’s a fun beach […]

Dock Diving Essentials for Beginners

A couple months ago, we found out Levi has hip dysplasia. At just 18 months, it was a little disappointing, but it shifted us into a game of prevention. That means joint supplements, frequent short walks, and low-impact exercises to increase the muscle in his hind legs. Swimming is the perfect exercise for it, but […]

The Sunday Seven #1

I spent this whole week recouping from dental surgery, so it was three great days of actually resting and relaxing. I took the time to write, read, and catch up on Netflix. I enjoyed the time off, but I’m super ready to get back in action this week! I hope you enjoy this week and […]

7 Tips + Essentials for Road Trips with your Dog

Since we brought Levi home, he loves coming with us on road trips. It took him a few practice trips to get adjusted, the first car ride we ever took with Levi he barked the entire ride, jumped all over the car, and kept trying to pull the doors open! Now, after a year, he’s […]

20 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

Sustainable living can be super overwhelming to start. It’s very intimidating to stare down the sustainability path, especially when online it’s all these one mason jar of trash, must buy this, or shame-on-you people. Incorporating sustainable habits and products into your life is something you should do in small steps, incorporating the things you can, […]