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Minimize Spending & Maximize Travel | KAMP Presentation

Minimize Spending & Maximize Travel | KAMP Presentation

This week, I am being given the opportunity to speak at KAMP St. Louis, an STL small business run by my friends Jason and Mandi Gray. KAMP is a boutique camping store filled with wanderer goods. They also host a variety of classes in an […]

The Great American Road Trip – Our Itinerary

The Great American Road Trip – Our Itinerary

For years now, I have longed to go on a road trip across the U.S. Since high school, I have planned out in my head different routes across the country. To Montana! To Oregon! To Canada! It always seemed like a far-off idea though, because […]

Turn an Ikea Table into a Farmhouse Table

Turn an Ikea Table into a Farmhouse Table

As obsessed with Joanna Gaines as I am (who isn’t), I have never really gotten into the whole “rustic farmhouse” trend that has taken over houses across America. Quotes scribbled across the wall, vintage eatery signs, shiplap everything – it’s not my thing. My style […]

Painting a Geometric Accent Headboard

Painting a Geometric Accent Headboard

Remember how I was all like “this house must be plain” and painted everything a super neutral off-white? And then remember how I immediately caved and painted an accent wall in my sunroom? Well, I am here to tell you that I am eating my […]

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 2

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 2

Our first day in New Orleans honestly felt like 3. From having woken up at 5 in the morning, driving 600 miles, and then staying up until midnight – you could say we were pretty exhausted. On our next day out, David walked and I […]

The Easiest DIY Plant Stand

The Easiest DIY Plant Stand

I’m not sure that every cat is like this, but my cats have taken it upon themselves to be my personal houseplant trimmers. No bouquet, succulent, or terra-cotta planted herb is safe from their supposedly carnivorous jowls (why they eat all my plants then??). They’re […]

ORC Week Six: A Not-So Scary Sunroom – THE REVEAL!

ORC Week Six: A Not-So Scary Sunroom – THE REVEAL!

When I was looking to buy a house, I created a list of “needs”, “wants”, and “not importants”. The “needs” list was a combination of resell factors (good school district, two bedrooms, a fenced in yard) and nerdy insurance stuff (being a former State Farm […]

ORC Week Five: A Very Scary Sunroom

ORC Week Five: A Very Scary Sunroom

Howdy! Welcome back to the One Room Challenge: A Very Scary Sunroom Ed. If you’re just joining me, the ORC is an event that happens twice a year, where bloggers from all over join forces and attempt to transform a room into something great. You […]

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 1

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 1

The winter in Missouri has been perpetual and stale. We seemingly skipped over fall and went right into the bitter cold. It’s been 6 months now of seeing bare-branched trees – half a year of winter. And it’s been long enough for me to have […]

ORC Week Four: A Very Scary Sunroom

ORC Week Four: A Very Scary Sunroom

If you’re just tuning in, I and dozens of other bloggers are participating as Guest Participants in the One Room Challenge. If interested in seeing my progress so far, here is the before, as well as Week 1 & Week 2 (& 3?). If you […]