When home sweet home is not what you imagined

CoffeeCatDogKid | When home sweet home is not what you imagined

When you're preparing to buy a home you start with a list of wants and needs that usually looks something like this: Near Liberty Park Bungalow style Basement Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Granite countertops Stainless steel appliances And on and on, until you can pretty much picture and describe every minute detail of the perfect … Continue reading When home sweet home is not what you imagined

Decorating with the Downs: Making an apartment feel like home

CoffeeCatDogKid | Making an apartment feel like home

Three moves in one year, but this is the first chance we've had to actually decorate. In North Carolina, we sublet from a grad student who had already filled the apartment with all of her stuff—a collection of mismatched furniture, obscure wall hangings, and other interesting features (including a LOT of rubber ducks). In Tennessee, we … Continue reading Decorating with the Downs: Making an apartment feel like home

4 awesome ways to kill time on a two-day road trip

CoffeeCatDogKid | 4 awesome ways to kill time on a two-day road trip

The alarm rang and I reached to silence it as we both rolled out of bed, with Kelsey squinting at me through her sleepy eyes. We hurriedly pulled on our clothes from the night before and stuffed a few last items in our bag. Then we whispered our goodbyes to the in-laws and ventured into … Continue reading 4 awesome ways to kill time on a two-day road trip

How we ended up in the one place we thought we’d never live again

CoffeeCatDogKid | How we ended up in the one place we thought we'd never live again

If you had told me at the beginning of 2014 that I would soon find myself engaged, married, and relocated from Utah to North Carolina—then to Tennessee—within the space of a year, I would have been mildly surprised. But I'd be like, "Yeah, okay. Makes sense." If you had told me that I would do … Continue reading How we ended up in the one place we thought we’d never live again