Four things we want our Airbnb guests to know during shelter in place!

It’s a really bad time to own short term rental properties! It’s actually a really bad time to own rental properties in general, but it’s a lot easier to work with long term tenants on options for rent deferral and payment plans than it is when short term renters just cancel en masse and ourContinue reading “Four things we want our Airbnb guests to know during shelter in place!”

Binge Worthy Shows for your April Quarantine

I’ve written before about liking the feeling of turning the page. New Year’s Eve…birthdays…I’m a big believer in fresh starts and getting a clear perspective. So after Coronavirus completely dominated the month of March making 31 days feel more like 31 weeks, the fresh start of April should feel like welcome change. And yet, asContinue reading “Binge Worthy Shows for your April Quarantine”

Guilty pleasure post – My once a season thoughts on “The Bachelor”!

In Runaway Bride, as Richard Gere’s character is interviewing the four men that Julia Roberts’ character has left at the altar, he ends each conversation with the same question. “How does she like her eggs?” Each man answers the question the same way, “She likes __________, just like me!” Later, after [spoiler alert] Julia Roberts’Continue reading “Guilty pleasure post – My once a season thoughts on “The Bachelor”!”

Smart watches are really smart…except when they’re really dumb!

I love my Apple Watch! Josh got it for me as a Christmas gift a few years ago to replace my first generation FitBit. There was really no comparison between the tech and features offered between the two. My little FitBit flashed lights at me every 2000 steps…and that was about it. It didn’t evenContinue reading “Smart watches are really smart…except when they’re really dumb!”

Waking with the artificial sun – Two weeks with a sunrise alarm clock

A couple of weeks ago, Josh went to a conference during which one of the breakout sessions was about the effects of phones on your home, health, and relationships. Part of that talk had been about charging your phone in your bedroom, particularly on your nightstand next to you while you’re sleeping. Having the phoneContinue reading “Waking with the artificial sun – Two weeks with a sunrise alarm clock”

I started counting daily sugars, and holy moley!

Sometimes, I do things dietarily just for fun. Josh has a gluten allergy, so I’m gluten free myself 95% of the time, but other than that, we don’t have many other dietary restrictions in our house. We generally eat pretty healthily, vegetables, whole grains, and all that good stuff. But sometimes I get curious aboutContinue reading “I started counting daily sugars, and holy moley!”

My social media detox is over and…

It’s highly convenient that February 1st fell on a Saturday. That morning, the end of my 30 day social media detox, I imagined I’d get up, make my coffee, snuggle onto the couch with my laptop, and happily indulge in the digital world I’d missed the past month. I assumed there would be something ofContinue reading “My social media detox is over and…”

So… How’s your resolution going?

There is no date I hate going to the gym more than January 2nd. On January 2nd, the treadmills are packed, the locker rooms are filthy, and the weights are scattered haphazardly around the benches. On January 2nd, I can’t find a parking spot, and might even have to stand in line to swipe myContinue reading “So… How’s your resolution going?”

“Must Watches” to get you through winter 2020!

When I read “Digital Minimalism” and set my sights on digital detoxing in 2020, one step the book suggested that I did not implement into my own life was getting rid of TV streaming services. We employ Amazon Prime video, Hulu, and Netflix in our house, and tend to use each for different purposes throughoutContinue reading ““Must Watches” to get you through winter 2020!”

Half way through a social media blackout

On December 31st, I posted a New Year’s post on Facebook including a youtube video of ‘The Tenors’ singing Auld Lang Syne. It’s one of my favorite versions. Then I logged out of my account, took Facebook and Messenger off my phone, and haven’t touched them since. On December 31st, I systematically deleted over 200Continue reading “Half way through a social media blackout”