Month: July 2017

Re-Keying Locks? Caulking & Refinishing Tubs? – DIY or Pro? – Part II

Re-Keying Locks? Caulking & Refinishing Tubs? – DIY or Pro? – Part II

{┬áThis is the second installment of my “DIY or Pro” series. Part I is here. Check out the exact hit list below to see what we have done as homeowners. } Owning a home can be a lot of work; it seems like there’s always […]

10 Benefits of Hosting an Airbnb (Besides Money)

10 Benefits of Hosting an Airbnb (Besides Money)

  It has been a warm and beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest. The summer season has been very profitable for us. Even if we have a flat-line winter across all three of our Airbnbs, we would still be in the green this year with […]

July Monthly Blogging Report (3rd Month) – “Can I Sleep Now?”

July Monthly Blogging Report (3rd Month) – “Can I Sleep Now?”

Hi! I can’t wait so I’ll just do my 3rd monthly blogging report right now. My first and second month reports are below and the first two months are more exciting than this one, I think. Check them out if you haven’t yet. First month, […]

Public Bus Safety Tips (From a Lifetime Expert)

Public Bus Safety Tips (From a Lifetime Expert)

Buses are un-glamorous. Slow. Inconvenient. But so darn easy and economical in comparison to most other modes of transit!┬áHere are some bus safety tips and the (partly subconscious) things I do everyday to avoid being targeted (especially as a demure sized minority female). Public transit […]

Biking for Dummies: Street Basics

Biking for Dummies: Street Basics

We’re hanging out with Ms. Raggedly Riches today who has been awesome in her pursuit of a creative life. We’re talking about alternatives for those of us who live car-free! There are so few win-wins in life and the one thing that’s totally it: biking. […]

I’m on the Family Payroll Now? (Should You Accept Money From In-Laws?)

I’m on the Family Payroll Now? (Should You Accept Money From In-Laws?)

The anniversary of when I squeezed out of my mom rolled around and somehow on paper I’m more than a quarter of a century old. Black magic. Someone just end it all right now, it’s all downhill from here. (No offense :P) LOL. I’m kidding! […]

12 Things I Stopped Buying That’s Saving Me Money & The Planet

12 Things I Stopped Buying That’s Saving Me Money & The Planet

My husband gave me a nice compliment today. Me: “I’m writing an introspection post on the things I don’t squander money on anymore.” Jared: “But you don’t squander money on most things.” Awwww! OK, so it’s not heart melting but he’s an engineer, I’ll take […]

Bad Plumbing? Slow Drainage? Ant Invasion? Should You Hire a PRO or DIY?

Bad Plumbing? Slow Drainage? Ant Invasion? Should You Hire a PRO or DIY?

Since we became homeowners, I have developed a higher sense of tolerance for stress. If I can’t convince you guys of that here then the rest of this home improvement series should demonstrate how much work owning a house can be compare to renting. So […]