That sound you make when you are exhaling after something stressful.

We did it. We moved our family of four across the United States, back to our small hometown.

The move happened in March, but I can honestly say it has taken a full 3 months to get my pen and paper back out.

There have been moments where the move felt like the best decision ever and moments it felt like the worst.

It has definitely been a roller coaster of emotions. But now the rollercoaster ride is over and the dizzy feeling has subsided.

Overall, we are happy. We are near family, our cost of living is cheaper, there is less noise and traffic.

But every move means leaving behind people and places you care about. It mean lifestyle changes.

So I tried navigating all this change and sadness the last 3 months without my best tool: writing.

Guess what? It didn’t go well.

The pen and paper are back now.

I am back to being a full time stay-at-home mom while inflation gets a bit crazy, so I feel a renewed purpose for all things frugal and simple.

And I have some fun challenges for myself that I look forward to sharing with you.

It is good to be back home.



  1. I love this pic of you and it’s great to see your face!!!
    We are do miss you guys here in AZ

    It made me smile to see this come through. I always enjoy reading your writing!!!

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  2. Lovely to have you back, Brittany 🥰 I love all your posts and find them very uplifting . Like a hug in my inbox.
    I’m glad you are starting to feel a bit more settled ( at least sometimes) after moving. It’s a hugely exciting and stressful time. Go gently my friend.
    Lots of love
    Tracie x


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