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My Budget Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen update: new tile backsplash and more

  Hello, all!  Today I'm sharing with you some long-overdue pictures of a DIY budget kitchen makeover that I finished earlier this year.  If you recall, my condo needed LOTS of cosmetic help when I bought it (over two years ago now!).  In addition to being the Crayola Condo (it seemed as if it had 64 different paint colors), it was also very dated.  Updates are happening little by little as the time, energy, and…

How Vitamin D has improved my life

I haven't been sick in 14 months. For me, that's a pretty big deal.  And I owe it all to vitamin D. Let me give you a little bit of history.  In December 2014, just before Christmas I got wicked sick with a sinus infection and bronchitis which lasted for about a month.  Sick as a dog.  Missed almost a week of work.  Then, about six months later in July 2015, I got it AGAIN.  This…

Thoughts on loss

For the past month, I've been in a far away place. Most of the fun things I talk about and share here (makeup, cooking, recipes, and even biking) have been far, far from my mind. If I'd been writing during the past month, it might have been a three-part series called, "On Loss." Loss: Part 1 would have been about the loss of a long-term friendship which had been wandering off course for some time…