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Six Sweet & Salty High Protein Snacks To Try

Whether your New Year resolve to go low carb or you are aiming for more protein in your diet as a weight-loss strategy or healthy lifestyle, there are some super sweet, salty, and savory snacks perfect for those goals! They are low carb, high … [Read More...]

10 Hermes Gift Ideas That Are Under $500

Whether you are on the waiting list Hermes Birkin Bag, lust after an understated Hermes Kelly Bag, or are just one of many people who admire the brand from afar, it may seem that you'll never own anything from Hermes. Yet, there are some great Hermes … [Read More...]

Move In Countdown Week 7: Home Design Advice

After seeing the progress on the house, it is amazing that it is finally taking shape. As I walk around our future home, I can remember every step and home advice decision made along the way during the home design project. As a result, there are … [Read More...]

Travel Toys for your next Road Trip!

When spring comes, so do the various road trips. Whether it is travel for April vacation week, the upcoming long holiday weekends, or the pending summer holidays, you'll want to bring one (or all) of these fun, travel toys with your family! Some may … [Read More...]

Countdown to Move In – When the Project Does Not Go As Planned

It is week 8 in the countdown. This week I am writing about one of the most frustrating things in new home construction and new house construction design - when not everything goes as planned! Building a new home and designing a new house has its … [Read More...]

Pantry Pain Turns Into Pantry Inspiration

During our home construction journey, we made a decision along the way not to go with expensive kitchen pantry cabinetry. Nor did we decide to go with standard kitchen pantry organization in the form of shelves. So, I needed some interesting kitchen … [Read More...]

Week 9: Happy (Home) Ever After

I'm often asked how we selected the house design for our home construction project. The key is to finding your architectural design based on the story you want to live. First, it depends on the type of house construction project. If it is a spec … [Read More...]

Countdown: 10 Weeks to Move In

One of the things I have observed on our how to build a house journey, as we have progressed during our home construction over the past several months, is that there is not a lot of visual progress during the various steps to building a house. As … [Read More...]

Countdown: 11 Weeks To Move In

We are now at 11 weeks in the Construction Chronicles countdown! The big change this week is that the kitchen cabinets have arrived and the wood floors are being laid. The trim is finishing up as well. With the exception of one bathroom, all the … [Read More...]

The Newest Disney Hotel: The Riveria Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort is now accepting guest reservations for stays beginning in December 2019. It'll be the first all-new, stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World since 2004! “Disney’s Riviera Resort is inspired by Walt … [Read More...]