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!
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!
This post (and the news) have been in the works for a little bit now. I wanted to wait until things were officially official before sharing all of the details, but, it’s definitely time to let the cat out of the bag….I’m moving! ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!! (It feels soooo good to finally say that after holding in my little secret for so long!) After 24 years in Salt Lake City, Utah, I’m packing up everything and making the 2,031 mile drive to plant some new roots in Charlotte, North Carolina at the beginning of October.
As much as I love to go out on the town, there’s just something amazing about spending a night in. As I get older, I’m really embracing doing fun things at home with my girlfriends, instead of going out. Today, I’m sharing my very favorite girl’s night in idea…and it involves wine AND cake. What’s not to love about that? [Read more…]
May is officially here, but I’m a little behind schedule with my monthly favorites, due to a weekend girl’s trip to Moab. (You can see the highlights over on Insta!) But I wasn’t about to miss sharing my new obsessions with you guys and all of the things that I’ve been hooked on for the last month! I’m covering skincare, footwear, and wine….what’s not to love?!
Not sure about you guys, but lately my skin has been feeling a little less than perfect. The winter season has left it dry and dull and I’m on a mission to get it summer ready! One of my favorite ways to do that is by using this DIY brightening face mask! It’s soooo easy to make and really helps get my skin out of that post-winter rut! Plus, I love using all natural ingredients!
Check out the super simple tutorial and make your own mask this weekend!