Move Without Breaking a Sweat: An Insanely Helpful Moving Tip

 Excited to move, but have a limited budget and dread the back-breaking work of carrying heavy boxes and furniture out of your old place and into your new home?Your worries are over....more

6 Things I Love About Moving

  I am moving next week, which is, incidentally, also my sorry-I’ve-been-posting-less-frequently excuse. ...more


I'm not quite ready to show you a decorated house, because a decorated house isn't quite done. However, take a look at my garage!...more

Mondays and Dreams of Moving

I am at a loss on what to post right now. There is only two hours until midnight, and I have yet to do a NaBloPoMo post. I’d better start writing I guess....more


So anyone who has moved at all during their life knows the stress of moving. As many times as I would move, and I would pray I’d never have to do it again.No, the stress with moving is a walk in the park: try tying in the art of wrapping up your entire life in retirement and moving from an urban area to a place where I stand out on our deck at night and I hear crickets or birds and night sounds you’d never know exist in the city. We have come to the point where are in the home stretch and the anxiety is overwhelming....more

Seeking Friends

   When I was a kid my family moved around a lot. A whole lot. It wasn’t always an easy adjustment but I managed to make a few friends every time we ended up some place new. For all of my adult life I lived in the same state up until last year. Making friends was not something I was worried about. A nice neighborhood and the kids making friends were all I cared about in the beginning. Now that we’ve been here for over a year I love our neighborhood and the kids have a ton of friends I find myself wondering how grown ups make friends. ...more
Living The Scream It really is a form of dating! Come to think of it, i wasn't too fond of ...more

Am I Still Cool If I Don't Live in a Cool City?

Ready for the dumbest, most unimportant worry you'll hear all day?I've recently began worrying that soon I'm going to lose my cool and won't be interesting anymore. Hear me out—...more
Parrotfish Journey Thanks so much for reading!more

Make Room for the Old and the New in Alexandria

When you visit a new city, what do you want to see? The most popular attractions or the hidden gems? Do you get a feel for a place through the hotels, the restaurants, the neighborhoods, or the landmarks? Whatever your travel style, the historic Southern city of Alexandria, Virginia is waiting for you to discover its secrets....more

Worst Moving Story Ever?

H and I have relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago and it went the opposite of smoothly.When good cats attackWe decided to fly instead of drive.  We thought it would be one day of stress and hassle versus three days.We thought wrong.It turned out to be three days of stress and hassle with a two night hospital stay, thanks to Magoo....more

How to Survive Moving if you are Pregnant

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing…moving to a new house while pregnant isn’t. In fact, this combination can be so overwhelming that I wouldn’t blame you if you had a mild tantrum and said “no way!” to your husband or partner. But alas, sometimes you have to pull up your big girl pants and do what’s best for your growing family....more