With the non-stop renovations happening at the house, last week we decided to finally give ourselves a day off and explore our new home! There is so much to see and do here on Whidbey Island that it would be impossible to fit it all in one day, so we just focused on one of … More A day at Deception Pass.
Now that we have some of the basic comforts covered, it’s finally time to start nailing down a design for this kooky little house of ours! Coming up with a cohesive aesthetic for this house has been really tough because absolutely nothing in this house matches or makes sense. It’s hard to look at it … More Designing our A-frame.
It’s 3:30pm and all of the windows are open. The sun is glowing through one of the skylights, dipping in and out from behind the clouds. I can hear Jacob’s truck slowly rolling out on the dirt road as he leaves to go hopefully catch us some flounder for dinner. Exhausted from playing in the … More Settling in.
It’s now been over seven 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, beyond the typical issues that can arise when adopting a rescue dog. I’ll try to keep the saga … More Lola: A “Pupdate”
Today I said goodbye to my job of 10 years and all of the family and friends that came with it. I closed the door for the last time to the first house that I ever owned by myself. Tomorrow, I’ll have one last dinner with my family before I won’t see them for quite … More Saying goodbye.
This post feels surreal to write. After all, we are at least a year ahead of schedule. There’s a global pandemic happening. Our dog just had knee surgery. I just had hip surgery (that’s another story). This is the worst possible time to make any big life decisions. But Opportunity knocked. Rather, She pried her … More And just like that, it happened.
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