Sitting at the doorstep of 2016 makes my head spin. Where did 2015 go? The older I get, the faster the time goes – like “beam me up Scotty” fast. Somehow a year seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. Thinking about the New Year brings up the resolution topic. I was curious to see what the “hot topics” were for 2016, so I did a little digging and found a survey by GoBankingRates.com that broke down the most popular resolutions by geographical area and the most common goals were: (more…)
Leaving the nest was exciting, challenging and at times a little scary. I moved into my first apartment when I was 18, with a woman who was beyond weird, like screaming and giggling for no reason, all the time, weird. Naive about all that it meant to live on my own; groceries, utilities, insurance, decorating, cleaning, roommates, roommates’ boyfriends, landlords, holidays alone and all the crazy antics that go along with it!
Like most college students, I was a pretty poor and maybe unlike many college students, I wanted to be self-sufficient; “I’ll do it myself” was my motto. I never asked for help, but somehow, mom always knew the prime times to give me unsolicited help and it was so incredibly appreciated! One of my favorite times of year was the holidays and the unsolicited help came in sneaky ways, especially since I was trying to stretch every dollar to buy gifts! (more…)
- While trolling the internet to find the most common challenges with apartment complexes, I came across these nuggets of joy showing how #TheStruggleIsReal with some apartment dwellers. If you read my last post on the 10 Unspoken Apartment Rules, these were some of my favorite posts and the source of my inspiration. (more…)
Call me biased, but living in Utah has spoiled me with some of the most majestic mountains in the world. These mountains are home to “The Greatest Snow on Earth”, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, four wheeling, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, camping and so much more. While Utah is infamous for some pretty quirky things like Fry Sauce, Green Jell-O and Carrot Salad, and Sister Wives, it’s also famous for some pretty amazing things, like our mountains! So in honor of International Mountain Day, “You Know You Grew Up in the Shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains if…” (more…)
I went trolling through Twitter to see what people thought about living with apartment neighbors, and people don’t hold back! It’s amazing what people do in community spaces; I was blushing, shocked and wide-eyed at a few of the comments. So to help you from being that unsaid apartment offender, and avoid dagger-throwing glances, I have come up with a list of the top 10 most common “no-no’s” of apartment living and dubbed them the “Unspoken Rules of Apartment Living”. If you live in a community building, I bet you are guilty of at least one and didn’t even know it, but believe me, your neighbors despise it! (more…)