Sometimes Adventure Means Staying Put

Sometimes Adventure Means Staying Put

Over the past month, our family has embarked on a new adventure that involves staying right where we are: a kitchen/living room renovation project.

We purchased our (almost) tiny home seven years ago right before we married. While we lived overseas, we rented it out, then moved back in on our return to the States. 

For a long time, I was itchy to move into something 'bigger and better.' But then we accomplished a big feat - paying off the mortgage, thanks to tax breaks while living overseas and lots of financial savvy on my husband's part. And we realized how much we love the freedom of living debt free. 

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What I've Been Reading This Summer

What I've Been Reading This Summer

So far, summertime has been a great way to catch up on reading and binging on some of my recent favorites. I've been heavy on the fiction lately, but it's nice to allow myself some leeway to read for entertainment. So here are reviews of a few books I've enjoyed lately. And if you're on Goodreads, please be my friend - the more book recommendations I have, the better.

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Til We Meet Again - Our Last Day in London

Til We Meet Again - Our Last Day in London

Nearly two months after we left, I'm finally reaching the last day of photos from our trip! It's amazing how much you forget about a trip til you look back at photos and realize everything you saw and ate and experienced. 

We decided to take a 'slow' day for our last 24 hours in London - sleeping in late, making breakfast at our friend's flat, then heading up to the Thames to walk along the river. We borrowed our friend's Tate Modern membership card, which gave us access to the amazing views from the upper levels.

Once again, the weather was blissfully sunny and warm, delightfully going against my every expectation of a damp, gray visit to London. We walked from the Tate over to Borough Market, passing centuries-old church ruins and catching soft breezes from the river.

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