31 Festive Things To Do This Fall

How is it already September 1? Where did August go? Where did the summer go?? I know technically it’s still summer, but there’s something about the arrival of September that flips a switch for me. Once this long weekend is over, it’s a different season in my mind. On Tuesday, I’ll have to drive through a 15mph school zone…enough said.

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House Tour // Outdoor Spaces

I’m so excited to take you on the first leg of my House Tour today! Let’s begin with the great outdoors! As I mentioned in my first post, I live in a condo/townhome. There’s an HOA, so we’re limited as to what we can do outside, but with approval we are allowed to make some updates.

In the front of each unit we have two parking spaces, and raised flower beds with stone retaining walls on either side of the door. In my previous post, I shared that I’m trying to improve my gardening skills, so I’ve been working on planting flowers in hopes of upping my curb appeal while secretly competing with my neighbor for who did it better (if you’re wondering, he’s winning).  And I’m also excited to reveal the other (bigger) changes I’ve made as well. Shall we begin??

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I Need A Hobby // Gardening

As you could probably guess, aside from Pinterest and procrastination (by way of Pinterest), my main hobby is dreaming up and executing new home decorating ideas. But, I am feeling a need to broaden my horizons and take on some new activities. Variety is the spice of life, right? So I’m starting a series about just that. First up, gardening!

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BBG Pre-Training Week 1 Check In

Good morning, happy Saturday and happy weekend! 

So guys, I did it! I actually started BBG this week like I said I was going to in this post. Yay!!! I made modifications for my back and fitness level, and I didn’t follow everything superrr strictly, but I did something! I still sweat up a storm and was sore the next day. And I’m proud of myself for doing it. So I wanted to come on today and just check in with you all, and give you the scoop on how it went!

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Finding My Style // Home Decor

Tastes evolve over time. I never used to like asparagus, or broccoli, or peas… okay, I still don’t like peas, haha, but I love, love, LOVE asparagus and can handle, and even enjoy, a side of broccoli if it’s steamed just right. But I digress, because this post isn’t about green veggies. But decor tastes can definitely change over time in the same way your palette can.

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Make It A Habit // Health & Fitness

Hello, happy Wednesday! I’m jumping on the blog today with a post about fitness, injuries, my relationship with exercise and my goals moving forward.

I never was an athlete growing up. I absolutely dreaded P.E., especially after dislocating my kneecap in 6th grade and then spending three weeks in a straight leg cast to prevent it from happening again. NOTE: it has dislocated several other times over the years, but I digress! It made running less fun (not that it ever was for me, lol), and it also made me more fearful of hurting myself again. I don’t think I ever did another cartwheel after that fateful gymnastics P.E. lesson back in ’96.

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To Do // House Projects

My never ending to do list, how I love thee! Projects big and small, maintenance items and minor renovations, purchases and DIYs. Bring. It. On! Okay, maybe I don’t love ALL the things on my to do list… but for the most part, I do.

I was lucky when I found this 1973 condo townhome; the previous owners had done a few major renovations in the short amount of time they lived here, which means I didn’t have to! They opened up the kitchen to make the downstairs open concept, replaced the toilets, HVAC & hot water heater, and added a deck off of the back patio. So when I moved in three years ago, my first round of changes were mostly cosmetic. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as I reveal the before and afters of each space!

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Hello world! Blog Reboot 2018

Hello! I’m Lisa, a 30-something currently living in suburban Philadelphia. I’m carving this space out here on the interwebs for a few reasons… I love to write! I love art and design! And I’m at a point in my life where I need to be more accountable for my actions and responsible for the ramifications that result. Boy, that sounds SO serious and scary and like I’m in a downward spiral. Eek! But I’m not, and not doing anything bad. Promise! Just need to start making more of the right choices to nurture my mind, body and spirt. So I guess that does make it serious, at least to me.

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