How I Paid Off My Car!!! (That I Never Should Have Bought)

How I Paid Off My Brand New Car: That I Never Should Have Bought

In 2011 I bought a brand new, 2012 Ford Focus SEL. I love this car. Prior to owning this, I had a 2002 Jeep Liberty, which I also loved, but it got 14 MPG and was starting to have some expensive mechanical issues. I was a year out of law school, my commute was 19 miles each way, and I no longer … [Continue reading]

Surf the Web Saturday – v. 35

Great Blog Posts to Read

Hey everyone! How is your Saturday going? I'm so grateful it's the weekend, and not just any weekend, Super Bowl weekend! As much as I wish my own team was playing tomorrow, I love watching the big game either way. So before you all spend your afternoon prepping yummy appetizers for the party you'll … [Continue reading]

January Progress & February Goals

January Progress and February Goals

Yesterday, J took me on a gorgeous getaway yesterday to see the Oregon coast. It was a surprise and all he told me was that I didn't need hiking or … [Continue reading]

The Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The First Night

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: My First Night (and painting the first room!)

I am writing this after my first night in the new house. My mattress and box spring haven't been moved yet, so I slept on a twin sized air mattress in … [Continue reading]

4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter + Enter to Win a $70 Starbucks Gift Card!

4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter

I don't know about you, but I'm going stir crazy. The sun peeked through the clouds a couple of times this weekend, but not consistently. On Saturday … [Continue reading]

Surf the Web Saturdays – v. 34

Great Blog Posts to Read

It's Saturday! Yay! This week was really busy and I'm super looking forward to a weekend of naps. How about you? But first, let's talk about some of … [Continue reading]

The Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: It’s Closing Week!

The Diary of a First Time Homebuyer

7 Days¬†Until Closing It's closing week!! Supposedly! It was only a couple days after I put an offer on the house that my mortgage officer told me my … [Continue reading]