What I Would Do Differently After Moving Across the Country

What I Would Do Differently After Moving Across the Country

If you haven’t heard about it enough, I just moved from Wisconsin to Washington state. It was a long, stressful process and overall it went according to plan. However, there are still things that I would have done differently, in order save my sanity on the long trip over. 1. Pack The Trailer the Day Before If possible, pack the trailer one day and actually leave the next. This way you will only need to worry about one step at…

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50 Places to Visit on the Olympic Peninsula

50 Places to Visit on the Olympic Peninsula

Washington is a state full of beautiful sites! One of the best is the Olympic Peninsula. It is home to the Olympic Mountain Range, Olympic National Park, and so many other great places. I’ve created a list of the top 50 places I want to visit on the peninsula. I have also created a Google Map showing the list. Enjoy! Western Peninsula ◊ Olympic National Park ◊ Spoon Creek Falls ◊ Wynoochee Falls ◊ Staircase Rapids ◊ Triton Cove State…

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5 Tips for Selling on Craig’s List

5 Tips for Selling on Craig’s List

In three weeks, I’m going to be moving from Wisconsin to Washington state. I realized very early on that I could not bring all of my furniture with me and I would have to sell most of it. But selling items is not as easy as it would seem. There are certain things you need to include in your Craig’s List posts to boost the likelihood of your item selling. Here are my top four tips for selling on Craig’s List. …

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A Guide to The Field Museum in Chicago

A Guide to The Field Museum in Chicago

I love Natural History Museums. So going to The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago was high on my must-see list. This museum was constructed for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and houses some truly unique exhibits, including the Tsavo Lions and Sue the T. Rex. My roommate, Gina, and I made the 3-hour trip down to Chicago to see all it had to offer. After driving through tolls (ugh), downtown Chicago (double ugh), and paying an exorbitant amount…

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4 Reasons to Set Goals for Yourself

4 Reasons to Set Goals for Yourself

I have a lot of goals in my life. Some are related to being a virtual assistant others are related to this blog and still others are in my personal life. I am a very goal orientated person. Not everyone is this way, and for a while, I wasn’t either. Having dreams and plans doesn’t mean they are going to be accomplished; I realized that I needed goals in place to help me stay on the path to all I…

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A Guide to Wyalusing State Park, WI

A Guide to Wyalusing State Park, WI

I’m not the sort of person who likes to go out alone. If I’m going shopping, I bring a friend, or if there is a park I really want to see, I bring a friend. It took me having a roommate who worked opposite shifts to be comfortable going grocery shopping by myself. I like the accountability and the companionship of having someone go with me. But my time of always having a handful of friends at the ready is…

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How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

How to Refresh a Decorative Globe

Lately, globes seem to be all the rage in home design, with good reason, too! I have a globe that I have had since I was a child and Santa brought it on Christmas morning (lame at the time, but super cool now.) I seriously love this globe, but I really hate the way it looks with my current home decor. The tan, slightly metallic looking paint on the brackets doesn’t match anything and looks dated. So, I decided to…

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My Moving Timeline

My Moving Timeline

In just 7 weeks, I’m moving from Wisconsin to Washington state. I have so much to do in this time. From the job search to the apartment hunt, it’s really a never ending list. Part of that is getting my things ready to be moved across the country and I only have my Honda Fit and a 5′ x 8′ trailer to do so. Basically, the plan is to purge most of my things (which I’m basically done with), sell…

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My 2017 Word of the Year: Phoenix

My 2017 Word of the Year: Phoenix

Starting in 2016, I decided to pick a word for the year that would encompass my overarching goal for what I wanted to achieve that year. Last year, it was tenacity, which was to remind me that my goals can only be achieved if I put the effort in. This year, choosing was a much more difficult task. I ended last year in a state of turbulence. My to do list consisted of the bare necessities and my previous goals…

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I’m Moving to Washington State!

I’m Moving to Washington State!

You read that right! I’m moving to Olympia, Washington at the very end of July. I’ve already told my family and my job and now I’m telling the rest of my people. A lot of people have asked me why I chose Washington as the place I want to live. There are a lot of reasons. It’s a gorgeous state and one of my best friends lives there along with her husband and one of my cousins lives there as…

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