Five Years

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Hard to believe I launched this site half a decade ago today. As with any milestone it is time to reflect on the past five years of how my content has transformed and grown.

There are currently over 7000 of you following along between email subscriptions and social media platforms. This is roughly the digital equivalent of me standing on stage of a sold-out Santander Arena every time I publish something…but I try not to think about that too much.… Read Full Article

Dear Buyer: What makes a house a home?

What is nostalgia? A feeling inspired by a place or an image? A fleeting moment where we look at the past as if it was more desirable than the present.

Better? I’m not convinced. Simpler, most definitely. Simpler in the sense that the responsibilities and hardships of adulthood make it seem like a time and place you would rather be occasionally.… Read Full Article

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms, Grandmoms and Great-Grandmoms out there. I have been blessed to come from a long maternal line of strong women who filled those aforementioned roles for me. This Mothers day is the first without one making it bittersweet.

Its been nearly 4 months since my Grandmother died unexpectedly. There are some days I wake up still unable to believe that I won’t ever see her face or hear her voice again.… Read Full Article

The Great Transition: Losing a Grandmother

When I wrote my new years editorial a few weeks ago I was hopeful and optimistic. It seemed like the light was visible at the end of the tunnel. I was naively unaware of the darkness that awaited. This is my reality along with millions of other Americans since last March.

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As I have mentioned, I started this blog to research and relay the stories I have been told by my parents and grandparents.… Read Full Article

Looking to 2021

We have made it to the end of 2020, though not without great turmoil. People, businesses, places and experiences have all been casualties of the year whose days and weeks stretched seemingly into decades.

New Year is generally a time for reflection and introspection. 2021 looks promising, and for myself personally the beginning of a new decade of life. Come July I will be turning 30, and while I can hear most of you stifling your laughter, it is a big milestone to be staring in the face.… Read Full Article

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