This New House: Week 14 & 15

Having to double up this week on my update because we had a bit of tragedy happen to our little family.  No, before you ask, it was not the election results. We walked in this past weekend and discovered a beautiful surprise.  The most beautiful chocolaty floors...

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This New House: Week 13

Let there be light! We went by to check on the house this week and the sun was just going down but we could see a light on in our master bathroom from up the street.  JZ and I both said, " we have lights!" in unison, it was exciting and totally cute. Once we pulled up...

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This New House: Week 12

With the fantastic and surprising news we got last week of our moving day being moved up an entire month, we started packing this week!  Eeek!  I hate living with boxes everywhere, but I understand that it is part of the process. The house is now moving SO quickly....

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To the Best Dad In The World – Happy Retirement!

A couple weeks ago my amazing dad retired after 40 years with the same company.  I think that kinda makes him a legend. I don't know anyone who stays with a company that long anymore.  Then again I don't many companies that work to KEEP people that long anymore...but...

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This New House: Week 7-11

I was doing so well! I was on a roll with the weekly house updates and then life happened again and I fell behind. Once you fall behind, the self-talk really hits with "maybe I'll just do a big wrap-up post at the end" or "who is even reading this other than my mom?"....

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Take Care of Number 1

All the women in my family have this “problem” with putting others over ourselves in almost every situation, and while to an outsider this may seem like the result of great upbringing and essentially “the right thing” to do, it actually ends up hurting people we love...

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What if it’s never not floopy?

I just started watching Friends from Season 1 again...I've done this a million times.  I can quote the show, all 10 seasons and I refer to these characters as if they are part of my inner circle of friends. It's weird, I know, but they provide me comfort and a giggle...

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This New House: Week 6

We have a roof!  And a tub! So two days after I posted the update from last week we were sent an email update from our fabulous sales rep that we have a roof!  JZ and I were so thrilled that we drove there that night to take a look. Side note: Oh how times have...

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The New House: Week 5

Sorry this update is coming a little later than usual but we both have had a busy week preparing for our bachelor and bachelorette party weekends.  More on those next week... The house is really starting to take shape!  We have windows and a back door and a few pieces...

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This New House: Week 4

Wow, they were not kidding that things would start to fly once they started the framing.  JZ and I decided to go visit the site of our new home this past Sunday and I was so stunned at all the progress they have made in just a week. [gallery type="columns" columns="2"...

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Happy National Dog Day!

I am a HUGE dog lover.  Not just a "ooo puppies are cute" kind, but I like to study them, understand their behaviors, train them and watch them learn.  They just fascinate me. I remember when I was younger I really wanted to be a Vet, but then I found out that while...

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This New House: Weeks 1-3

As I mentioned in my intro post, JZ and I have put down money and started the process of building our very first home. This process has brought with it every emotion possible and depending on the day, even hour, I can go from completely over the moon excited to...

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Jessica

I am your typical 30-something living in downtown Houston, TX.  I’m the proud mommy of a dachshund named Hidee and a self proclaimed karaoke, coffee, and music addict.  Travel, music, yoga and enjoying life are my passions and you will finding me blogging about all of these things and lots of other stuff here at Coffee & Blue Jeans!