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Oh-My-Gosh-I'm-Late-Again Breakfast Casserole

budget saving breakfasts

I try really hard to be on time. I really do.

But trying and actually being on time are two different things.

Add in the fact that I'm not a morning person, and you've got a recipe for a harried, stressful time whenever I have to get up and go somewhere early.

Buying a Fixer-Upper: 5 Things To Consider

Back in 2011, Landon and I decided to make the leap into homeownership. We bought a 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse, which (at the time) was the perfect size for us. It was in an awesome location--near our jobs, shopping, and the beach--but it wasn't in awesome condition. The townhouse was definitely a fixer-upper, but for the selling price, we knew we'd save enough money to be able to do plenty of repairs and upgrades.

5 Most Memorable Travel Moments

I love living in Charleston. It's warm nearly year 'round, the people are friendly, and there are more historic events and buildings than you could ever hope to learn about in a lifetime.

But I also like getting away to see what going on in places other than my little corner of the world. Blame my parents, who were very serious about the annual family road trip. As a child, I went to every state on the eastern U.S. seaboard (mostly in the back of our navy blue '89 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. Sweet car!), Canada, the Bahamas, and Mexico. As I got older, I began to take trips both with and without my parents, and my constant wanderlust really began to take root.

Along the way, I've learned that every trip is different, even if you've been to the destination a hundred times before. I've realized that the world is much smaller than we'd all like to think, and that people are more or less the same everywhere. Some are nice, some are butts, and some just want you to keep to yourself.

Of all the places I've gone, and of all the experiences I've had, here are five that have made the biggest impressions on me--and the five that always keep me planning for my next trip.

What I Think: A Review of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

Aside from having one of the best names in contemporary British Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro is an unforgettable writer. I've read two of this books, and both were thought-provoking and original.

The book that I've got in my cross-hairs today is Never Let Me Go. It's not a new book, but I haven't run into too many people who've read it, which really is a shame.

Fun Ideas for a Cheap Couples Night Out Anywhere in the World

Fun Ideas for a Cheap Couples Night Out Anywhere in the World | CosmosMariners.com

Are you still trying to figure out what you're doing for your next couples night out (or planning head for Valentine's Day)? I know I still am. Landon and I aren't super big on over-the-top expressions of love, but we'll do something usually.

We stay pretty low key and low budget--this year because of our debt snowball, but in the past, we've done low budget Valentine's Day celebrations because we were in college/ grad school and completely, totally broke.

8 Months Old...and Mobile

Landon and I are in trouble. And in a big way. 

Britton may be tiny, but she's got SO much personality (more to come on that) and willpower. She's also decided that sitting still is for busters, so we spent most of our time trying to corral her into any area to play without anything too dangerous.

So, what's life like with an eight month old?

42 Ways to Tell If You're a Charleston Native

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I've had the pleasure of calling Charleston, South Carolina my home since I was born.

Other than a short spell when I was a little kid and my time at college/ law school/ grad school, I've lived in this sunny, historic, awesome corner of the world.

With all of the influx of new Charlestonians, it's becoming harder and harder to find an actual born-and-raised native. However, if you look hard enough, you'll find us!

You might be a Charleston native if...

World's Best Potato Salad

We had a jam packed weekend. 

For starters, Landon put the doors on the bookshelf cabinets. See the finished product here! I'm so happy with how it turned out.