Category Archives: Ponder

The Trouble with Treasure Boxes

Let me know if this sounds familiar: Step 1: Graduate from college. Step 2: Move into your parents house for a couple months while you look for a job. (But totally don’t need to come home for dinner every night if you don’t want to because you’re an adult now. (But do anyway because you’re broke.)) Step 3: Ah! Finally. Get a good job. Move into your own apartment. Adulting commences. Step 4: Get married, buy a house, have kids… Step 5: Parents decide they…

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The Core Value System

I don’t normally post about self-help-esque topics or existential musings. In fact I have a slew of post ideas in my head dealing with DIY patio fun and Raleigh development. But today I’m feeling inspired to write about the drivers of happiness which is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. People often struggle when they are advised on how to “be happy”. What does being happy mean? (Aside from cherishing the obvious friends, family, Quailford, and not counting relishing in life’s niceties like flowers on the table or…

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Cameron Park Homes

A Developing Historic District

I don’t spend all of my time working in the backyard, and that is one reason why my blog posts come few and far between. But this blog is not only a place to share my projects with you, it is also a great place for me to rant! 🙂 There has been a controversy that I have been semi-following, and today my emotions toward it just boiled up and is now spilling out onto this post. I will quickly debrief you on the issue:…

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Summer Bucket List!

Well, if you hadn’t noticed the 90 degree weather and 150% humidity, it is officially summer! One of my favorite things about living in North Carolina is that spring begins in February if we’re lucky and summer ends in October. It’s perfect for a gal like me – one that thinks the unbearable heat beats anything less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why I think it’s ok that I did not come up with my spring bucket list until April, because any day could…

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Soul Food For Thought

You may have noticed that I have not been blogging so much lately.  If you haven’t noticed that, then perhaps you’ve noticed my neglect of the use of social media.  If you have not noticed that, then I must be putting my smart phone to good use and not even realizing that I have in fact been posting to social media. I’m in a bit of a transition with my career which can be time consuming, if not exhausting.  Nonetheless, my wee bit of life…

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