Things to Think About Before Buying Land

We have had our plot of land for about 3 years and our dry cabin for about 1.5 years and it is still a work in progress. As we were reminiscing about how we found this land and why we decided on this place over another, I thought I would write about what exactly was…

Picking a Cabin Name

After buying our place, we noticed that other people named their camps. We thought it was fun and started thinking of names of our own. Some people used their last names for their cabins and some used how their built theirs (i.e. a neighbor built his cabin with the money he made on “Wall $treet”)…

RV or Dry Cabin?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we wanted to build a small cabin of about 600 square feet (a 20×30) with propane, septic and a well; however, with state regulations that dream died unless we wanted to pay closer to $100k for a vacation/getaway spot. We spoke to our neighbors about what they do…

Birthday FREEbies

I have multiple emails for different reasons. For instance, an email for personal, for work/professional, and “sign up for our newsletter.” Don’t get me wrong, the last one gets a lot of emails; however, I enjoy getting a lot of freebies for my birthday from companies like: Qdoba – free burrito Sephora – free makeup…

Bathroom Flowers

I love having fresh flowers in the house, in particular, in the bathroom so every morning I see them while getting ready and start my day. I usually try to spend around $5 for a bundle and Trader Joe’s is a good place to find them; however, while at Michael’s I came across these really…

24 Hours in Seattle

There are many things to do in Seattle; however, my husband and I covered it all in 24 hours for a fast getaway. Here’s what we did and what we would recommend: Space Needle – buy your Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Garden tickets online to beat the line and for a better price! These…

Popiscle Stick Work-Out

I was looking for new ideas for quick workouts that would change up my routine and are feasible to squeeze into my day = no excuses. Most of these exercises  do not include weights, again, no excuses LOL. I just used a mason jar, sharpie, and a tin can (for my “done/finished” pile). I found…

Interim Outdoor Off-Grid Bathroom

We are in the process of building an outdoor bathroom for our property and we are completely off-grid. In the interim, we needed some sort of shower structure/bathroom area. We decided on the kitty litter method until we get a septic system installed just because it’s the easiest and we’re not able to use a…

Packing for Europe

Beyond preprinting bordering passes and being organized (again I am an anxious traveler), I was so THANKFUL for traveling light. I hate having to carry a ton of stuff and honestly would much rather do laundry in the sink with Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap than lug more stuff with me on my back. Here’s a…

Preparing for European Vacation

After traveling Europe for 2.5 weeks, I DID A LOT OF RESEARCH. Honestly to the point I was hitting burn-out and we hadn’t even left the USA. BUT, I am an anxious traveler and I don’t like flying. Long story short, I was on a plane that almost went down and ever since then, if…

Springs Nails!

Super easy fun nails!! Thumb & Middle finger: China Gelaze Spontaneous  (I see this color on their website but not in a lot of Sally Beauty Supply stores – JFYI) Index & Ring finger: China gelaze Swing Baby as base with Gelish All That Glitters is Gold (make sure to apply the Gelish Glitter polish…