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Chasing Beautiful Skies

Every single day, from the comfort of my home, I am given an incredible gift.  It is never the same, but each is breathtaking one of a kind masterpiece painted just for me. No matter what season it is, or what the weather is, each have the ability to remind me to slow down, relax, and end my day on a beautiful note.  Continue reading Chasing Beautiful Skies

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Collecting Afternoons

No one understands as well as we do how hard it can be to put up with our family. We know that we struggle to deal with each other and asking a stranger to not only accept our messed up ways but to get along with us is a lot. At a certain point, my brother admitted that he knew if he and his ex stayed together, the relationship would always suffer because of our inability to get along.

For now, I intend to take those afternoons as they come. I want to remember the gold and silver days because the next one may not be so peaceful. Not that our storms aren’t a wonder to behold, mind you. But it can’t rain all the time. Continue reading Collecting Afternoons

Surviving My Fears

Very recently, I purchased my standard ball python.  It was an impulse decision that made my boyfriend uncomfortable. You see, he already has a chocolate pastel ball python named Jormangandr. He loves snakes and reptiles. I, on the other hand, am petrified of snakes. The way they move, the threat of being bitten, it all makes my skin crawl. I had nothing truly ready to house a snake. But, I had watched a lot of Snake Bytes on Youtube with Brian Barczyk. And sure, Brian got struck at – a lot. But, he made it look easy. The way he … Continue reading Surviving My Fears

Living through construction

When we started the house we knew it wasn’t going to change overnight, we knew it would take time, money, and effort. WE hit multiple stalemates and multiple times had to change paths and handle the situations at hand. My husband, my daughter, and my terminally ill father all shared one bedroom/living area upstairs while we attempted to get the downstairs gutted and start rebuilding to make it liveable. Let me tell you this, if you want to test your grit, your will power and your belief in yourself, buy a fixer upper. It will show you exactly who you … Continue reading Living through construction

Demolition day

When we bought the house, we couldn’t wait to get started. We only had a month to get as much remodel done as possible, pack our old house, find space in new house to actually live in, and to not break down. The stress we lived under prior to buying this house was insane, we worried all the time about rent, money, bills, you name it. When we found this house we both knew it was a crazy jump, but one that if it worked would wipe the financial burden from our shoulders. However, we knew from the get go … Continue reading Demolition day