September 13, 2018 my dad and I packed up our dogs, my stuff, and drove to Minnesota. By the end of September my condo in California had sold, and I had an offer on a house in Minneapolis. By October 23, 2018, I had closed and moved into my new home. I have now reached … More 1 Year Minnesota-Versary!
When I purchased my home last October, I knew it needed a little work. Some of the work was REALLY IMPORTANT to the structural integrity of the home (e.g. the new roof and gutters). Other parts have been purely to put my own stamp on my house (new kitchen updates galore). At the end of … More Sweat Equity
It’s been 6 weeks since I went radio silent on my blog. I didn’t do that purposely, but here I am none the less. February ended with a bang, 39.5” of snow (the 4th snowiest month in Minnesota State history), only to be followed by a snow storm in the first week of March. Let’s … More Airports, Anxiety & Construction
This will be my first Christmas away from my immediate family. And to be honest, I hadn’t experienced any home sickness until last night. When I FaceTimed my parents and saw the Christmas decorations up in their house, my mom prepping the soups for Christmas Eve, and seeing their dog Nikko trying to find scraps … More Merry Christmas 🎄 Everyone!
When I chose move to Minnesota, I openly admitted to people it sounded crazy. I’ve been to Minnesota many times to visit family, but I’ve never lived here. And I recognized early on that “visiting in winter,” is VERY different than living here during Winter. Which, coincidentally, can last until May. 😳 Today is November … More I Am Capable & I Am Home