house stuff

Home office renovation | before & after

February 24, 2016


Oh, the old office. It was the catch-all room for everything that had no better place to go. And our, um, “open shelf” storage concept had some room for improvement to say the least. We bought those tables and file cabinets from the Ohio State University surplus store in 2010 for $45. We ended up selling the file cabinets for what we paid for them 6 years earlier, so that actually wasn’t that bad of an investment. And those chairs! They fell apart every time we sat in them. Why did we live with it for so long?? Continue Reading…

house stuff

Bathroom renovation | before & after

February 18, 2016

bathroom reveal


Well, the blog may have stopped but that doesn’t mean the renovations did! I have no excuses for not blogging for the past, ohhh, 8 months except the usual life-is-busy spiel, so I’ll spare you that and we’ll just get on with it. As of now the renovations are complete. Which is a good thing considering the last time I updated you we were hot and heavy in priming every. single. surface. of this place.

That’s enough small talk, let’s get to it! The first reveal is the upstairs bathroom. A good one to kick things off with a lot of before and after appeal 🙂

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How Jawbone helps with healthy living

June 18, 2015

A couple weeks ago I posted about ways to stay active while sitting at a desk all day, and one of those ways was tracking your activity. I have been tracking my steps, sleeping habits, and water intake all with the Jawbone Up Move and the SmartCoach app. Now that I’ve been using both the tracker and the app for the past few weeks I wanted to share my thoughts, a review per se, with you all. Continue Reading…


how to stay active with a desk job

June 5, 2015

jawbone UP MOVE

I’ve always been an active person. I played competitive sports through high school and then participated in my fair share of intramurals during my college years. (Four-time undefeated champs of Inner Tube Water Polo for the win). But it always seemed easy to find time in between classes or after school to stay active. It wasn’t something I tried to do, it was just a part of life. Now since I’ve been out of school, working full time, and not worried about fitting into a wedding dress, its been more of a chore to find ways to keep moving since I sit at a computer nearly all day. A couple months ago I made a conscious effort to make time for exercising and figure out ways to fit it in throughout the day, so when Jawbone asked if I wanted to try out their newest fitness tracker, UP MOVE, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see just how well my strategies have been working. Continue Reading…