Life In The Moving Lane.... Better Wear Your Seatbelt Tight!

Life in the moving lane isn't pretty; never has been - never will be.  Moving seems to bring out the absolute WORSE in people.  That is unless you are fortunate enough to have a moving company, cleaning company, painting company do all for you while you hire a therapist to coach you and the rest of your family through the ordeal!  ...more

"Pack Em Up and Move Em Out Boys!"

 The past few weeks have been hectic to say the least.  I have been missing in action on my blog, and a virtual basket case at home of late.   See we are in the process of packing up and moving from the Gulf Coast. And I'm doing it all while I'm still taking classes at the local college. ...more

Deployment Blues

Here I sit surrounded by dogs in my parents house all alone. My parents went on vacation this week while I packed up my apartment and put it all in storage. My loving husband Alec has been deployed and I didn't want to stay by myself. So instead I came to stay at my parents for few weeks and then head to the East Coast on my own adventure....more

Three Tips for Moving on a Budget (and Without Losing Your Mind)

I don't know anyone who actually enjoys the process of moving. Seizing a new opportunity? Sure. Relocating to be closer to family? Yep. Moving to go to graduate school? Exciting! But the actual packing, loading, driving, making sure all your stuff goes to your new destination? Not fun. Not cheap, either. Here are three ways to move without breaking your budget or losing your mind. ...more

Our Last Move???

In about three weeks my hubby (aka Papa Bear)  & I will be celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary. I know, most marriages don't last even half that long.  In that same amount of time we have moved 10 times.    TEN TIMES!!!!!   No, Papa Bear is not in the military.  He is not a traveling sales man, nor is he a consultant for anything.  We just llike to move.  Let's see, apartment in R- moved in with 'rents in O-apartment in A- 1st house we bought in SM- moved back to O- next house in R- back to O...more

I really hate moving. I used to like it but after 20 years of wandering the world (my ex husband ...more

Welcome Design Junkies

Hello, welcome to Design Box. So this is my first post ... let me take some time to introduce myself....more

Mean Girls All Grown UP

Last night I watched The Housewives of Orange County, one of my guilty pleasures. Only I came to the conclusion that maybe it wasn't a guilty pleasure for me anymore. I won't waist a lot of space to describe the show other than to say that last night was particularly painful. The half baked realty show was a little too real and reminded me of some of the mean girls we have all encountered at some point in our lives ...more


Ann, my room mate that was giving me so much hassle in the past, has just informed me 10 mins ago that she is moving out New Year's Eve. Which puts me at a conflict-- other than those occasions discussed in the blog, she hasn't given me any hassle. She quite literally sticks to herself. She leaves her room only for food and bathroom necessities. So it wasn't like she was a bother; however sometimes it felt that because of this behavior of hers she was a bother. She wasn't a part of the household....more

Staying in the now

If I Could Do it all Over Again