10 Things We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving

thankful Happy Thanksgiving Week! I’m sure everyone is thinking about the many things they are thankful for this holiday season. Many of those lists include the typical: friends, family, health. But what about the little things we’re thankful for on a daily basis? The things that get us from point A to point B in our lives but are so often overlooked. We’ve each put together our list of things we are thankful for that help get us through the day-to-day…

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Have a thoughtful week.


I feel like Thanksgiving is not just about being thankful for all the good in life, but perhaps about being a little more thoughtful. In theory these two ideas of thought should be practiced all year round, but using the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, is a great time to put oneself in check  by revamping your acts thankfulness and thoughtfulness. Think about it: your thoughtful ending may make for someone’s thankful beginning. Continue reading

Spend a Day in Cary


7 years ago when my husband and I moved to North Carolina we had started to hunt for a house immediataly. A colleague had once asked me, “So where are you looking?” I shared that we’d started looking in Cary because we feared Raleigh would be too expensive. My colleague said, “Figures.” I later found out that people in the area know Cary to be the Concentrated Area for Relocated Yankees. Figures. Continue reading

Have a restless week.

IMG_4275EDITED This weekend has been all about getting stuff done around house and I couldn’t be happier. We have been waiting for this weekend to move our electric panel from its location in our soon-to-be bathroom to the hallway because we have someone who could come help. I’m not happy with its new location but unfortunately it’s really the only good place for it. AND it means that, once this is done, we have nothing stopping us from getting started on the bathroom! We are expecting a quote back on a new vanity and will be going to look at granite sometime soon. The bathroom is pretty much the last major task that has to get completed before Carter arrives and this week marks the beginning of the end as we enter the third trimester! Since I wasn’t about to play with the electric, I spent my Saturday on an impromptu kitchen deep clean. It’s almost like my nesting needs are finding anything to work on since his nursery isn’t done yet. We have progress as shown in the picture above though! Priming is done on the dresser / changing table. Now it needs a few coats of Benjamin Moore Sweet Innocence and the walls need their few coats of Sounds of Nature. As decided after my previous painting projects around the house, I’m “not allowed” to help with the painting. I’m not complaining though. There are so many things around this house that need to get done and I’m glad I have the energy to do them!

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