Skills to pay the bills

Ironically enough, I started out in design school in college. I lasted one semester and met one of my besties in the process. Mallory and I had 7:30am classes Mon – Fri that first semester of our freshman year. It was rough. While I felt like I was pulling all-nighters with finger paints, Mal was kicking ass…

Thrifty cookout extras

A Marvel movie came out last weekend, so that means we had a cookout! I have been told that my mom is a domestic goddess. In this case, the apple fell FAR from the tree. I have some big shoes to fill and such tiny feet. This cookout was an opportunity for me to make…

Becky with the good air

It’s not everyday (or possibly ever) that you find yourself shopping for a new air conditioner. I found myself in this position just last week, and thankfully it couldn’t have been easier. When we moved into our house almost three years ago, we knew the air conditioner was old. It’s the O.G. A/C from when the…

March madness

Forgive me when I say this, but we are not a basketball household. The only times we say “March Madness” is when quoting 30 Rock or when referring to my travel schedule in March of this year. I have been in my current position at work for just over a year now and there is…

A little bit of kitchen envy

Have you seen Houzz’s Kitchen of the Week? Check. It. Out. Contemporary Before Photos by Portland Kitchen & Bath Designers Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR I am never drawn to straight lines or super modern designs, but there are still plenty of features to drool over in this kitchen. Contemporary Kitchen by Portland Kitchen &…

Instant accent wall

A while back, I shared some accent wall considerations. I had recently purchased a new headboard for the master bedroom, which created quite a predicament in our guest room.     Pretty yuck, right? I couldn’t let this tan mash-up last! During a closet clean out, I came across some old (yet, fabulous) curtains. The…

Routines & caffeine

One of my favorite parts of the morning is my time with Harley Quinn, my pup. She is the most perfect poochie on the planet, and we are completely co-dependent. Every morning, I let her out of her house (i.e. crate in our bedroom); she stretches, hangs out on the bed for a minute, and…

Frugal February

You know that feeling? The feeling when you look at your credit card statement for the first time in a while? That feeling of, “What have I done?” When your stomach drops or you can feel your heart in your throat? Well, I’m feeling it for sure. Whether its panic or guilt – I’m in…

Kitchen goals

I would first like to acknowledge that since moving in in 2013, we have made a ton of progress on the house, however the kitchen still needs a lot of attention. We started from the bottom: And now we’re here: Painted the walls Behr’s Shale Gray, Replaced the fridge with a Kenmore side-by-side making sure that it passed…

My story

Man, I do not like talking or writing about myself. But I do want to get to know you and part of that is letting you get to know me… I was born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, TX – Oh wait… my bad. That’s Beyonce’s story, not mine. Sometimes, I get confused! This sounds about right……