The Bed

Inspiration: Bed Frame & Headboard I did it!! Well, almost. And it wasn’t really me that did 90% of the work. It was this guy: I got a boyfriend, y’all. We had only been dating a couple months when he started this project with me. And it didn’t take long to reveal that I was pretty incompetent as a helper. He’s a saint. Plus he actually likes my dogs. And they love him. But back to the bed frame. This

White Bean Chili

I made this chili on Monday. It’s so good. I had biscuits left over from breakfast so I plopped one down in the middle of the bowl. Infinitely more delicious. A couple of things to note: She misspells “cannellini” (“cannelli”) and that makes it really difficult to find them on the Kroger Pickup website. I did blend up one of the cans of beans and think it was delightful. I haven’t tried it without that, though, to give an accurate

Bicycle Built for Two

I haven’t quite hit my 30 mile goal…and I’m not sure I will be able to. It was crazy hot, and now it’s pretty cold – heading toward crazy cold. I got so close, though! 22.4 miles of bike riding with Wade strapped in front of me. That’s pretty impressive, imo. Ugh, I really want to finish this. Maybe I can do it on Saturday. High on Saturday is in the 60s…maybe I can get another mile or two in.

It’s about dang time…

I’m finally about to build a bed frame. I think. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna happen. My boyfriend is pretty motivated because he doesn’t want to sleep on the floor anymore when he stays over. lol! Any time I talk about the stuff I want to do around the house he’s like “But the bed frame is at the top of the list, right? I feel like that should be at the top of the list.”   So we’re gonna

Well That’s Weird

I have thirteen tattoos. I started getting tattooed a decade ago and other than my pregnancy and Wade’s baby stage I’ve gotten tattooed pretty regularly. I’ve got big tattoos. Weird tattoos. Conversation-starter tattoos. But something about this sleeve has…changed…the way other humans interact with me. And it’s got me thinking. So when I was younger – a teenager – I never thought I’d get a tattoo. And if I did it would be black and gray. STEEPED in meaning. And

Get Outta My Headspace

I’m on my phone and half asleep while I type this, but I’m doing it anyway. Because I’m stuck on this thought of… How can you borderline hate someone and also feel thankful toward them? I don’t know how I’ll ever straighten out my thoughts regarding my ex-husband. Because, I mean… What’s the point of being angry with him? Why am I so upset? The loss of a future that wasn’t promised anyway? I have no doubt we could’ve been

8 Hours…

This tattoo is by far the largest tattoo I have ever gotten in one sitting. And my elbow is the most painful tattoo experience I’ve ever encountered. 0/10 do not recommend. I’m insanely proud of myself for sitting through it, though, and I love – love – the final product. I’m not sure when I first discovered Yann Black…I feel like it was close to a decade ago. The earliest I could find where I had posted about it was

Bite Toothpaste Bits

Visit the Bite website. So I ordered The Duo from Bite several weeks ago, after I saw a video on Facebook. Apparently EVERYONE saw that video, though, because they suddenly had more demand than supply and it took ages to get my toothpaste bits. But! I finally got them this week. I have now tried them multiple times and feel I can give a preliminary review. The real test will be my dentist appointment in 6mo…if my mouth is riddled

“Spring” Cleaning, Part 2

Day 6 – The Windows Read the full article here. I had someone pressure-wash my house, so I’m gonna say the exterior windows were handled. I did clean the interior glass of the ones in the common areas, and mine and Wade’s rooms. It feels like a pointless task considering how many animal noses and toddler hands are smeared over them, but I guess it should be done at least every once in awhile. Day 7 – The Walls Read

Dirty Thirty

I had a pretty great 30th Birthday celebration, y’all. The week prior to my birthday I went on a camping trip with my family. The night of my birthday one of my best friends from high school came over and we sat on my porch sipping beer and relaxing. The weekend after my birthday was my “BANGIN’ 30TH BIRTHDAY PARTY” and I had so much fun. Saturday: bike ride putt-putt lunch + ice cream pedicures dinner random adventure to a