By the time summer rolls around each year, I get restless. I find myself itching for an adventure or at the very least, a break from the routine. More often then not I wind up white knuckling it until vacation and that’s no way to live. This year, in an effort to be proactive I decided to give myself a list of tasks to accomplish to keep things interesting. It is basically ME forcing ME to try to unwind and live a little. So here is what I came up with… My 2019 Summer Bucket List Perfect a signature cocktail…

Obsessed. That’s what I am. I’m not ashamed to admit it. If you know me in real life you know that I’ve always got a good podcast or audio book recommendation. I listen to them all the time and have for years. Business, self-improvement, current events, faith — the topic is irrelevant. If it is a good story or good conversation, I’m in. I must admit that lately I have been on a true crime podcast bender. Some people watch Game of Thrones, my guilty pleasure is creepy podcasts. And because I am so enthusiastic about them, I assume that…

So I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a pickle, friends. I’ve signed up to run a half-marathon on May 5th. It has been a long time since I’ve run an actual race (we’re talking YEARS) and I’m both anxious and excited. (Mostly anxious.) So it makes sense that I’m easing back into it with my hometown running festival. A total no brainer! I mean, I’ve made so many great memories with the Frederick Running Festival over the years. (It was the very first 1/2 marathon I ever attempted. Me and this race go waaaaay back!) That all being said,…

So it’s been awhile. Life’s been chugging along in our little corner of the internet event though we’ve (gasp!) not been consistently recording it. Shocking when you consider our little group is about as document-y and overshare-y as they come. Since the time we started this wonderful writing project, our lives have evolved. This project itself has evolved. Where once we were a merry band of four, Pursuit Of It All is now being steered by two. This change was brought about by nothing other than the simple realization that at this moment in time, we didn’t all share the…

Ways To Cut Expenses While Still Enjoying Life

There is literally nothing I enjoy less than budgeting. My husband and I work together on it, and by work together I mean he budgets and I try desperately to stay within the parameters. He is terrific at making sure that bills are not only paid but also that emergency funds are stocked and that we have spending money for the fun stuff. My job is to stay out of his way. And to not whine too much about it. This year we’ve decided to do more traveling than in previous years so it is more important than ever for us to cut back and…