No Sleeping Tonight

I've never had much problem with sleeping, except during high stress times in my life. I didn't think I was stressed right now, as it's an exciting time in my life as we prepare to move to Portland, OR from St. Paul, MN, but tonight showed me otherwise. I was laying in bed and unable […]

Enjoying Summer and Planning the Next Move

Sunnyside Piazza- Annual street painting event down the block from the house we are renting in Portland, OR.

It has been a little over four months since we sold our house, moved, and started renting the upper level of a duplex. It’s been an interesting experience thus far and lately I’ve been dealing with some conflicting feelings. I’m still enjoying my time off from work and grateful that I get to coordinate the […]

Preparing to Sell Your Home

Sold

Many have asked me how I planned for my successful move. They are thinking about trying to sell their home and overwhelmed with where they should start their preparations. I thought I would use this post to share how I prepared our home for its sale.

I believe it takes three things to successfully sell […]

Not Your Mother’s Goulash- Managing Your Pantry

Managing your pantry, fridge/freezer and liquor cabinet is one part of planning and executing on your move. I managed mine in a few steps.

Step One: Determine how much time you have to before your move. Can you consume all of the items during that timeline? Is the timeline very quick? Are you moving locally […]

We Survived!

Boxes waiting for the movers.

Our first move was a success. I say “first move” because in order for my husband to fulfill his work contract we are renting a duplex (for six months) in West St. Paul as an interim step. The cross country move to Portland will come later this summer.

I […]

Let The Adventure Begin

The journey really has started. At my last post (over 6 months ago) I had just left my job of over ten years. Turns out that my decision to leave corporate America was just the first step in a much larger, exciting adventure.

We have sold our house and decided to move to Portland, OR. […]