Football Widow

My husband is a HUGE sports fan in general, but when it comes to football…its pure LOVE. He knows player names, positions, stats, even personal details from around the league, but none more so than his beloved Patriots.

He certainly watches the Combine and the Draft, but when Pre-season begins, he breaks out his extensive Patriots wardrobe and I become a widow on Saturdays (college of course), Sundays, Mondays and sometimes Thursdays.

Football season leaves me with a lot of time to myself as he screams at the televisions in he football command center he sets up in our living room each weekend which consists of two televisions, a huge computer monitor, a laptop and an IPAD to monitor all the games and of course his Fantasy Teams.

Over the years, I have learned to really appreciate the sport of football and even have a Fantasy Team of my own, but I look forward each year to the Superbowl because I know the next day I will get my husband back. His love of football will reduce back to the occasional sports talk show until Pre-Season begins next year.

Can you relate? 

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A New Beginning: My Thoughts on Moving


So it’s happening…the big move! I am still a little surprised it is happening. I mean we put the house on the market better than half a year ago. I was under the impression we would never sell it, never move, and the sign on our front lawn was just décor…and to be honest, part of me was fine with that. I mean this is our first home together. We built it to our specifications and have been creating memories ever since, it is hard to think about leaving it.

But in one rapidly fast weekend, that is exactly what is happening. My starter home is now a mind field of packed boxes full of too many dishes & pillows and a whole lot of memories.   (It is truly AMAZING how much stuff two people can accumulate in just 3 short years.)

Don’t get me wrong I am super excited about moving into our new home…our Forever Home. Where we will create new memories and experience the milestones of life, but the idea of starting over again is daunting.

Moving itself is a large task, I mean anyone who has ever done it will tell you that packing your whole life into boxes, moving, and unpacking again isn’t easy, whether you have movers or not. In our case, the logistics of the move have been complicated by a three-day gap in the closing dates, meaning a storage facility for our stuff and couch crashing for us.

But, then there is the settling into the new place. In our starter home, there is paint on the walls, décor items, family photos, and a warmth only a lived in home radiates, but when you move into any new place you are moving into a blank canvas once again.   Your furniture won’t fit just right in the new rooms and the walls and shelves will stay a little bare while you are settling in, but in time, just like a pair of shoes, you will break them in and that lived in warmth will return and you wont be able to imagine how you lived anywhere else.

I started this blog as a way to share my love of vintage things, but most of all to share the transformation of my house into a home. Well a little sooner than I expected, I find myself at that starting point once again, and I want to invite y’all along with me on the journey of adding some “warmth” to my Forever Home.

Have you move recently? Any tips you can share with me?

From the Archives: Electronically Organized Christmas


As a Christmas Fanatic, I strive to keep the Holiday Season fun and festive and stress free in my house. One way I do that is with the Santa Bag App from the Apple App Store.

This app is literally the best Christmas shopping list App I have ever used (trust me I have tried a few). It has a the ability to track your budgets, ideas, gift statuses, and if you want to get really into the details you can even track gifts by store or store photos of the gifts you gave.

Santa Bag App

The base version of the App is FREE, but there is also a for purchase version that can archive your gifts and offers a few other useful functions. I use the free version each year, but it is kind of annoying to re-input all the people each year, I might upgrade this year. (thoughts?)

Let me know if you give Santa Bag a try this year or if you have a favorite gift list app.

FTC: This post is not sponsored and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos and Logos are property of the Apple App Store.