Rental Remodel

Happy New Year!! After a crazy few weeks of remodeling in November, followed by trying to rent the apartment during the Holidays, I can finally say we have the remodeled apartment rented out! The new tenants moved in last week! When our former tenant moved out this fall, we completely remodeled the kitchen, replaced the […]

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Kitchen Renovation- halfway there

We are not experienced at do it yourself and have little background in renovations, however we have been doing our best to update our small 500 sq ft apartment to make the best use of living in a small space. In our kitchen plan we shared our goals for this […] Continue Reading…

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Labor Day Bathroom Upgrades

Our bathroom is the next room for a face-lift in the cottage. I have been wanting to make a few upgrades to our bathroom, however when you live in a one bedroom, one bath apartment the bathroom cannot be out of commission for very long. My sweet parents were […] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- August 2015

September and fall is here! In New Orleans this is evident with temperatures that drop below 90 degrees and the humidity is at a bearable level. Hooray! For my fight to freedom report, in August I reduced my debt by $1,412. I made a large payment with money I had […] Continue Reading…

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A Birthday & Life Lately

Today I am another year older. We did a little celebrating this past weekend, and I have some wonderful family coming to town to celebrate with me over the holiday weekend. (Yay house guests!) I am excited about the possibilities this next year will hold. With a new job, […] Continue Reading…

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NOLA Cottage Kitchen- the before, the plan, & the progress

It’s time for our kitchen to receive a face-lift. I say this not by choice, but because a bucket currently lives in the cabinet under our sink to catch a leak. Not a long-term solution. We have tried to few cheaper options to fix this problem, however really I […] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- July 2015

My great news this Monday is that I made my final payment on one of my student loans in July!! Another loan gone, hurray!! Since I will have one less monthly payment, I can now direct that money to pay down my next smallest loan without any additional effort. […] Continue Reading…

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I’m Back!

I have good news! I am back to posting my pictures and ramblings here on the blog! I took a serious break because of long hours and stress at work. However there have been some changes in our little corner of New Orleans and I have recently started at […] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- January 15

Good Morning! I hope everyone up north is staying warm and managing the all that snow that has hit in the last few weeks. Down here in NOLA, we are heating up for Carnival season. Before I am all consumed with parades and Mardi Gras festivities, I wanted to check […] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report 2014 & 2015 Goals

Happy 2015! I’m not going to look back at my 2014 goals since I know I failed to achieve most of them this year. The one goal I did attain was to do something that scared me. I achieved that this past October when I bought the NOLA cottage […] Continue Reading…

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