Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer

Starting tomorrow, Josh and I begin to phase back into our school year routines, and he starts taking back over the daily operations of the Airbnbs. While my taking them over during the summer afforded a lot of valuable time for him to be at the house project and not driving back and forth fromContinue reading “Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer”

When we’re afraid of the extremes: A social media study

This past weekend, as news came out about the tragic shootings in Texas and Ohio, my social media started to fill up with thoughts about the reality of living in a world, or a country rather, where this kind of tragedy has become unsettlingly routine. This type of mass social response isn’t specific to justContinue reading “When we’re afraid of the extremes: A social media study”

The best recommendations of the summer!

It’s the last day of July, meaning summer is winding down. With one month left, it’s time to make the best of August and squeeze in a little extra patio time, fire pit time, grill time, and free time! This summer I’ve enjoyed some great books, some great podcasts, and great music all on theContinue reading “The best recommendations of the summer!”

It shouldn’t need to be so hard – An annual reflection on “The Bachelorette”

Sigh, to be twenty four and in love with two different men on the island of Crete! Tonight is the finale of this season of The Bachelorette, and as has been my custom, I’ve been left with some reflective thoughts about the nature of relationships and love that I now intend to share. If you feelContinue reading “It shouldn’t need to be so hard – An annual reflection on “The Bachelorette””

The best from the best reviews – 3 things our guests love that you can have at home right now

I’ve harped a lot this summer on the the crazy reviews we get from guests in our Airbnbs. We generally like the people who stay with us, but they can have some strange requests and demands, and can get fixated on some strange things. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check back toContinue reading “The best from the best reviews – 3 things our guests love that you can have at home right now”

Ink’s greatest hits

It’s been a little bit more than a year since this blog first launched, and while the vibe of the blog has changed over time as new projects took over and I experimented with different formats, the community surrounding it has continued to grow. While the current layout focuses most prominently on the things thatContinue reading “Ink’s greatest hits”

Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!

Since taking over the Aribnb’s this summer, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the prospect of managing them. On the one hand, it’s nice to communicate with people, to be hospitable and helpful in answering their questions and making sure they have what they need, and in making sure the little extra touches that willContinue reading “Four real reviews from our Airbnb’s that teach four lessons about booking!”

What’s up with the enneagram?

I love a good personality profile! Back in a college psychology class we had to take a Myers-Briggs test, and I absolutely obsessed over my results (INFJ) learning everything there was to know about the theory behind it, what it supposedly meant for…or about…my daily living and habits, and what it suggested about future careerContinue reading “What’s up with the enneagram?”

“High Seas” is the Netflix summer binge we’ve been waiting for!

Confession: High Seas first showed up on my recommended Netflix queue and I was drawn in by the glitzy, glamourous, Titanic meets an Agatha Christie novel aesthetic. I am a sucker for Titanic. I watch at least part of it every time I stumble across it on TV. So the lavish art deco ship, the beautiful historical costuming, and theContinue reading ““High Seas” is the Netflix summer binge we’ve been waiting for!”

3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!

This summer, Josh turned over all the managerial duties of our three Airbnbs to me so that I could run the day to day operations while he worked exclusively on the new house during the day. I’ve helped to manage the cleaning and turnover side of the properties before, but there was actually quite aContinue reading “3 Do’s and Don’ts an Airbnb Superhost wants you to know!”