3 reasons to simplify your life and what that means

When you think of the word “simplify,” do you think of minimalists?  People who own like one pair of socks and a sweater, or people who are downsizing to a house the size of a match box? That’s not what I’m doing.  When I set out to Simplify in 2019 (read that blog post here), [...]

12 pieces of advice for newlyweds

Will and I are on the cusp of having been married for an entire year.  This basically means that we know all of the things!  (That’s a joke) After five months of marriage we wrote about 5 things we learned in five months of marriage.  I figure it’s about time that we share our 12 [...]

big moves & half birthdays

Over the past few weeks, a couple super awesome and fun, life changing things have occurred which I would love to share with you. In fact, both things began or happened on the same day.  Before I get ahead of myself though, if you want to follow along with our adventures of newlywed life, turning [...]

oasis

Our backyard oasis begins!  At least that’s what Blue thinks. Our little five month old golden retriever can’t get enough of being outside.  For the first several months we had her, we didn’t have a fence.  Literally every time we took her out to go potty (which is A LOT with a puppy), we had [...]

mucinex

Sickness has struck the Shugart household. Well, mostly it has struck me.  Will had a cute little cough and then was over and done with it.  I, on the other hand, self-diagnosed from the first spike of fever that a sinus infection had taken me down, post-migraine.   I write to you now from the [...]