How to Avoid Being a Lazy Slob When You Work From Home

It's been almost three months since I became a full-time work from home employee (for my career, not my blog). In keeping it 100% honest with y'all, I'll admit I've been lazy AF. I've been productive on a business level and I've been far happier on a personal level but I've also been a total slob. I've done things I wouldn't have dreamed of doing when I had to report to the office every day. In less than 2 months I was feeling like a shadow of my former self and I knew that it was going to be a total #fail if I didn't make some serious changes … [Read more...]

5 Laundromat Hacks That Make The Trip a Little Less Awful

Nothing screams, "You're an adult" more than finding yourself celebrating the arrival of a new washer and dryer. The apartment we rented in Atlanta included a washer and dryer but moving to Charleston meant that we needed to shell out for machines of our own. We ordered them three days before we moved with an expected arrival date two days after we arrived in West Virginia. Sadly, nothing ever goes as planned.  For one reason after another, the new appliances kept being delayed and we found ourselves having to make trip to the local … [Read more...]

The Must-Have Book Before Starting a Patio Garden

When I first started my patio garden I had very low expectations. I had purchased a few plants from Lowe's (mostly herbs and easy vegetables) and thought, "If I keep half of these alive, I'll call it a success!". Well, they all survived and we've been able to eat from our garden so it's definitely been a successful venture. Having fresh herbs to mix into a homemade salad dressing or greenery to add to a tablescape has been fantastic! I'm totally still a novice but I know there are a lot of gardening beginners out there. That's why I wanted to … [Read more...]

I Moved 500+ Miles in 3 Weeks

This post includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine We're here! We made it. The moving truck has been returned, most of the boxes are unpacked, and we are settling in to our new life in the mountains. It's wonderful, but strange. Instead of opening my front door to the sounds of traffic and the city skyline, I'm opening my door to the sound of crickets and a mountain view. It's a good change but it's a big adjustment. I still can't believe we did it. It went from being a fleeting idea to an executable plan in 3 … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

The Air Wick products were received as complimentary products from Air Wick US. This post includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine. I used to struggle so much with getting a good night's sleep and I blamed a million different things. I'd protest that I'm simply a night owl and thus not meant to rise and shine all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but that's not true. I'm not a night owl unless I'm fueled by coffee and bright lights. Honestly, on a normal night I'd probably be asleep by 10pm or 11pm if I didn't have a to-do list … [Read more...]

Exercise at your Desk with DeskCycle (Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by DeskCycle and includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine. A couple of weeks ago Brandon and I were in Dick's Sporting Goods browsing around. I was looking for something I could slip under my desk at work to help me burn calories throughout the day. I work a pretty sedentary corporate job which prevents me from being able to do a lot during the day to work out. Add in fighting Atlanta traffic, home responsibilities, and my blog hobby, and it doesn't leave a lot of free time to work … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning: 10 Things To Do For Your Finances

This post includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine. Unless you filed for an extension, by now you should have filed your taxes and the early birds among you may have already received your tax refund (assuming you didn't owe, of course). Brandon and I received our tax refund back in February because we were really early birds this year. I was hyper-diligent about tracking finances in 2016 because 2015 was a mess. In 2015, I had serious issues when it came to filing taxes. It was the first year I'd made any kind of real … [Read more...]

6 Tailwind Tribes That Helped Me Grow My Blog

This post includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine. I felt so late to the Tailwind party when I first joined the platform about a month or so ago. I'd been hearing about it for almost a year but never bothered to sign up for it because I was already over-extended on my blog expense budget and the last thing I wanted to do was add one more item to the list. I'd been going through a stage of purging items and paying for fewer subscriptions so the idea of paying for Tailwind didn't make sense. I kept putting it … [Read more...]