Catch-up Weekend

Baby Room - Plummage

I’m tempted to call the past two weeks “the lost weeks.” Between the storm damage and then getting the worst cold I’ve had in two years, it’s caused almost complete standstill life. State Farm ended up denying our appeals, so we’re paying for our roof damage out-of-pocket and switching companies. At this point I wish I could […]

Our new normal

7-7-14 Columbia Missouri storm

I started writing this post 24 hours after, but the mere fact that it’s now the weekend should tell you what kind of week it’s been. It’s been really tough. On Monday night/Tuesday morning, I woke up as Neil was dragging me down the hall toward the basement. The house was shaking and debris was […]

House project baby steps

Easy Quiche - Kohler Created

Huge working weekend for us last weekend preparing the house for baby, alternatively titled “stuff we should have done much sooner.” And while we didn’t get it all done, we definitely covered a lot of ground. After coaching my favorite 8 AM Free CrossFit class on Saturday morning and a breakfast of egg burritos, we […]

Scenes from the Weekend: CrossFit and Spring Cleaning

CrossFit Fringe - Capital City Throwdown

Crazy busy weekend over here! We completed some major TLC spring cleaning on the closets, creating three full bags for Goodwill. We also started the process of painting all the things we’ve been meaning to paint for 3 years. We did manage to have some fun though, so here’s a little montage of everything. I […]

The End of an Era


Well that sounds kind of foreboding doesn’t it? It’s actually a good thing! As of yesterday, all of the ’80s kitchen appliances are GONE! Before: Now: As expected, the old Jenn-Air didn’t go down without a fight. The gas line was placed right up next to the wall making getting a pipe wrench on it […]

Finishing the Job


Our pictures from the holiday weekend are going to be all sorts of out-of-order, but I know if I don’t post until I have them all I never will. A big part of the weekend was working on the closet — the scene of our recent washer/dryer replacement. Neil and Adam knocked out a portion […]

Make the Old New Again


It’s been over a week since HOA, and I’m just now realizing how much has gone on that I haven’t talked about — especially around the house. So let’s get caught up. First, we have a new washer and dryer! We bought it during the Labor Day sales at Best Buy and had it delivered […]

Life is Expensive


So, we definitely had an expensive weekend — some of it stuff we were excited to spend money on and some of it not so much. We had decided prior to this weekend that we were going to take advantage of the Labor Day sales and finally start the process of replacing our current washer […]



My weekend of unemployment was blissful. I joke, I’m employed obviously, but the small lull between jobs that was this weekend was amazing. Friday afternoon, I met up with Erica and we made our way to St. Louis for Keith Urban and the Light the Fuse Tour. Admittedly, I don’t follow country music all that […]



Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Health and Fitness Voices program and have been provided with the Motorola Razr HD and six months of service in exchange for my honest review and opinions about the product. First, thank you so much for your kind words about my grandma and new job direction. Admittedly, I […]