This post has been a LONG time coming and, true to form, I waited until the very last minute to share it with you guys. Buuuuut, at least it’s getting done, right? I had this house built back in 2004 and it’s been home ever since. I’ve been adding finishing touches here and there, ever since I renovated it in 2016 (see the kitchen before photo below…yikes), but I never really felt like it was ever quite done, and honestly, I don’t know if you ever actually reach that point in a house. It seems like something is always a work in progress or I’m constantly searching for “the perfect” item to display on a shelf or hang on a wall. But, regardless, finishing the house was part of my 2019 goal list and I was determined to get it done! Annnnnnd then life had some unexpected surprises in store for me, like moving to North Carolina! So in a few weeks, I’ll be packing everything up and starting over across the country, but I still wanted to share my Utah house tour with you guys before I go! Also, fair warning…this is a loooooong post!
If you guys missed the news that I posted about earlier, I’m moving to Charlotte! After making that big decision and prepping for a cross country move, the next logical thought we had was, “So…where do we want to live?” Did we want to buy something move-in ready, build a new house, or renovate an older house? We didn’t really know which direction we wanted to go and didn’t know what areas/neighborhoods to focus on either. Neither one of us had lived in Charlotte before and had only visited the city a few times before deciding to make it our new home. If you couldn’t guess based on today’s post title, we ultimately ended up buying land and we’re getting ready to start building a new house. I’m going to be sharing the whole building process with you guys, but first, I’m diving into how we landed on our decision, and everything that went into picking and buying land!
I’m not sure how summer temps have been in the rest of the country lately, but Utah has been hitting over 100 degrees these last few days! Bring on all of the frozen drinks and pool days please! But if you combine those sunny and hot days with an extra dry desert climate, you’ve got a recipe for a dry skin disaster. I can always tell when my skin needs an extra little moisture boost and when it does, I head into my kitchen to whip up this easy DIY avocado aloe face mask!
As if I needed an excuse to add more burgers into my life…(I don’t), today’s post is bringing all of those summer BBQ dreams to life with this fun printable burger party garland! Perfect to string up and use for your outdoor parties and barbecues while the temps are still warm!
If you guys remember back in this post, building up my savings was one of the goals I gave myself for 2019. I’m not a saver. Never have been. Generally I have good intentions, but it’s usually an afterthought and shoes and food take precedence when I had some leftover pennies to spare. But as I get older, it’s become more and more important to me to have a little nest egg for emergencies, travel, or a rainy day. After doing a little research, I realized that there are some AWESOME apps out there to help me achieve my savings goals and to do it easily. So, without further adieu, here are 5 of my favorite money saving and finance apps that I’ve discovered and have helped me to save without even giving it a second thought!
I’m in denial that summer is almost over, but the 100+ degree temps we’ve been having are making that thought hard to grasp. It’s these days that really make me wish I was sitting pool side in my backyard with a drink in hand. If you’re melting like I am lately, this watermelon limeade recipe is the perfect way to stay cool and sip something delicious while doing it!
Wow. I didn’t think August would EVER get here. July was one of the busiest month’s I’ve had in a long time, if not ever. And it wasn’t full of all the fun stuff either. It was full of packing, and organizing, and loading up donations, and moving furniture. It was making repairs, and doing paint touch-up’s, and meeting with realtors. Prepping to move across the country is NO JOKE guys. But, alas, August is here and I survived. Getting all of the yucky stuff done and out of the way just means that the fun and exciting stuff is right around the corner and I CAN’T WAIT! And, as you guys know, a new month means a new calendar! The printable August 2019 calendar is so fun and cute and hopefully showcases how you’ll be spending the month!
Somehow, it’s already almost the middle of July and yet I’m just barely posting the printable July 2019 calendar coloring page, but if the beginning of your month was anything like mine, you understand. And hopefully, it has been just as fun as mine too!