It’s now been almost six months since Lola came to join our family. It feels like no time at all, and an eternity all in one! I say this because her story has been far from simple, far above & beyond the typical issues that can arise when adopting a rescue dog. I’ll try to … More Lola: A “Pupdate”
Before I talk about the most recent renovations that have been completed, I figured I should back up and start with the most pivotal one: my own home! Back when I first bought it in 2017, I made a post on the Stevie blog about my “new” (old) home and the updates I wanted to … More Home Update (a few years late)
It feels impossible to confront what’s been happening in a mere blog post, and yet I know the importance of remembering this time: the hardships overcome and the triumphs achieved. Even if right now it only feels like the opposite. Unless you’ve already been self-isolating, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Covid-19 pandemic that is sweeping … More The new “normal”
Just kidding. Really grabbed you with that title, right?! The truth is, living sustainably can be really difficult. Our culture is hyper focused on single-use items, convenience and quantity over quality, to the degree that for many of us, it’s completely ingrained in who we are. We typically don’t think twice about hopping in our … More How to be sustainable in one easy step!
Before January comes to an end, I wanted to write a little bit about the start of the year. I won’t lie, New Year’s Day wasn’t a fun one for me. I spent the majority of the day on the couch and on my phone, trying to somehow reconcile what this grand idea of a … More Word of the Year: 2020
As I mentioned in my Simplifying Christmas post, this year we planned a pre-Christmas trip to New York City. Last year we really enjoyed visiting San Francisco during the holidays and wanted to make it a tradition! Originally NYC wasn’t really on my list, after all that is a long flight for such a short … More Christmas in NYC
I am so excited to write this post and introduce the newest member of our family: Lola Noel. Mostly just called Lola, or any variety of ridiculous nicknames that she’s already been given: Sweet-n-Lola, Lola’s Chicken & Waffles (a spin-off of the restaurant here in Phoenix), Mamacita Lolita, etc. This sweet girl came to us … More Introducing: Lola Noel!