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Life Lately

By Hblack79

Good morning friends!

I’ll be heading to Atlanta shortly, but I wanted to pop in and catch the blog up on some things going on lately since I haven’t been around much.  I’m so excited about my trip to Atlanta – I’ll see my precious cousin and her little ones, my grandmother, some aunts and uncles, and friends on this trip while also taking a class for the Series 7 Exam.  So what’s been going on?

  • I bought a house!

Crazy, I know.  I had a great experience buying a house and would love to recap that at some point.  I have a few projects on the horizon, so there will definitely be some before/after posts coming soon.


I’m getting fairly settled in, but it’s been crazy busy in my neck of the woods and things are coming together a lot more slowly than I initially anticipated.  The kitchen is organized though and I have my coffee pot brewing coffee, so that is the biggest start to making a house feel like home in my opinion.  This has been such a fun and exciting experience for me and I’m so thrilled to have my sister living with me during this time!


I’ve been waiting to have my own kitchen back for 3 years now.  Over the past 3 years, I have collected a multitude of vegan cookbooks.  One of which was recently given to me by some friends.  My birthday is in April, but I didn’t get this gift until last week, which turned out to be perfect timing with buying a house.  This cookbook looks so unique and fun!  I’m also looking forward to cooking from Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. and Vegan Cooking for Carnivores.

  • Book Club is Back!!

This is very very exciting, y’all!  We took a little book club hiatus and kept talking and talking about getting it back together…. well, we finally took the plunge!!  We started off with a night at Katy’s picking books and hostesses.  Katy provided tiny home-made pizza’s that we could personalize.  It was so much fun, we always have a great time getting together!  It’s wonderful to love who you work with and I certainly do.


Then Chris made the cutest bookmarks to let us know when/where/which book we’ll be reading!  The first book club was at Chris’ house and she made some delicious bruschetta.



The host always provides the dinner and then you bring your own choice of beverage, usually wine.

  • My best friend is back

me and lacy

Back in July, I got a text message from my friend Lacy (who I met as a VISTA and who was currently working and living in South Carolina) that said she was applying to Law School at Mississippi College in Jackson, MS.  I was thrilled to say the least, but honestly didn’t believe it would actually happen.  I knew she’d get in and I knew she’d get the scholarship she wanted because she’s brilliant, but I wasn’t sure if she would actually take the plunge and move here.  Her boyfriend is still in South Carolina and I didn’t really think she’d be too excited about moving back to Mississippi.  She got accepted, got the scholarship, and decided to accept!  She’ll be here for three years and we have so many memories to make!  The very first memory made was with Sweet Tea, of course.

Well, that highlights a little about what’s been going on.  I’m off to finish laundry & packing, but I’m hoping to be back more frequently these days.  I have internet at my new house now, I have inspirational places to blog, and I have lots to blog about!

  • What’s been going on in your life lately? 
  • Have you bought a house, what was your experience?
  • What do you think makes a house feel more like a home?

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