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Tales of Back To School Supplies and Dumb Emoji Post Its

I've been to the Target Back to School section so much I've got it memorized. It's tradition in this household to do two things: Curse the school supplies as soon as they hit the shelves. How DARE they welcome school at the end of June? Visit the school supplies every chance we get in July. There may be new items ...

2nd Year Anniversaries and 24 Hour Road Trips

Scott and I are currently driving through Wyoming en route to Idaho, land of mountains, potato fields, rushing rivers, and huckleberries. All of Idaho looks like it belongs in a snow globe, complete with skinny pine trees and log cabins, more believable as a souvenir on a shelf than as a place people actually ...

An Ordinary Love Story

Dear Husband, I've been opening all our books to the beginnings - to the part with the inscriptions, where the author dedicates pages and pages of words with half a sentence. "For Kate..."  This only seems appropriate because we've been married for less than 100 days - we're barely to our inscription in this story. ...

The Blog is One! And $100 Website Giveaway!

Dear Creative, A year ago I sat at my kitchen table, terrified of launching my website.  These were the thoughts racing through my head: "People are going to READ what I'm WRITING." Followed closely with: "What if NO ONE reads me?" It felt like I was doing something incredibly risky and cliche at the same ...

Lessons from a Leaky House

We've lived in our lovely, tiny house for a year.  Scott and I had friends over to decorate cookies and sit in the living room while the Christmas tree twinkled just before the holidays.  That party happened to be on the one year anniversary of us closing on our house, something we realized as we were doing dishes and ...

Dear 2015

I just scrubbed the kitchen because there is nothing  better than a clean kitchen in the morning - waking up to pour water in the kettle to boil, the sun not even out yet, everything in its place.  Scott just packed up Christmas and we wrote a letter to the Humpherys in December 2016.  We tucked it in the tree box ...

Marriage Lately (Failed Meals and Budget Edition)

Scott and I live on a budget.  This translates into a teeny tiny amount of money for things like eating out, entertainment, or buying anything from Target and a normal amount of money for groceries and bills.  Our goal is to pay off debt and to live below our means while also enjoying the benefits of healthy eating and ...