We had a lovely Valentine's weekend together as a family. It is cold, snowy, and winter here, but we made the best of it enjoying each other and Chris bought me my favorite local "vlugen" donuts (stands for vegan/gluten-free). Don't these look delicious?! They are my favorite, especially the chocolate frosted! I'm thankful that in … Continue reading Barn Doors and Donuts
When all the store shelves became bare, I wasn't worried about a few items that had disappeared. For one, we had enough soap because I've been making my own foaming hand soap for well over a year now. It's super simple, cheap, and great especially if you have any issues with all the chemicals in … Continue reading Quick and Easy Two Ingredient Foaming Hand Soap
You don't even want to see the first cloth mask I went out in. It was a no sew idea: cloth napkin folded over two hair ties with a tissue folded inside of it. I think it was about 3 inches thick... Okay, okay, here it is! My first cloth-napkin wrap around mask before it … Continue reading Testing Out Many DIY Face Mask Options
After I set up my sewing machine, I quickly realized that working on snack tables wasn't going to cut it. While we aren't going shopping much at all these days, I knew I was going to need a slightly more sturdy sewing/craft table to work on in our office space. Chris at first was reluctant, … Continue reading Easy DIY Scrap Wood Sewing Table
For over six months now, Chris and I have been trying to get a company to show up and remove a huge Oak tree in our backyard. For most people, it's pretty simple. Call and get a few estimates then book someone to remove the tree. Well, not for us. This tree was located in … Continue reading Outdoor Project: Tree Removal
For over a year now, Chris has been learning and planning to repaint our shutters. Our old roof was green, so we waited until after we had a new roof (Jan 2019) to change the look and feel. This was a rather inexpensive project, as we purchased new shutter clips in navy blue from Home … Continue reading Outdoor Project: Shutter Color Change
While my upcoming posts are all about what we're working on during this pandemic within our little space of the world, I thought I'd share a little of what New Jersey looked like for us back in March. Shutdown of Parks and Playgrounds Within about two weeks of the pandemic epicenter in NJ, they closed … Continue reading Our Corner of the World: March 2020
I'm not sure! Over the past few years, I've ebbed and flowed in my desire for side hustles vs. second jobs, and back again. I've decided to pull back hours on one of my second jobs, to pick up more side hustle hours, to now picking up another second or third job or fifth place … Continue reading How many Second Jobs or Side Hustles are too many?
I joined Peloton Digital back at the very end of November 2019; three months to be exact! I signed up originally for the FREE 30-day trial to see if I would be motivated enough to workout at home with their digital videos, as I was searching for an alternative to crossfit. With the Peloton Digital … Continue reading In-Depth Review of the Peloton Digital App
I was in love with Crossfit until I was no longer in love with Crossfit. In October, I hit a wall. After 5 months of Crossfit, my body was in a lot of pain, I was having a lot of difficulties completing even scaled workouts and sticking within their time caps. I hurt my shoulder … Continue reading I quit Crossfit.