Our New Home: Two Big Projects

Unlike previous years, I rolled into 2017 with only one resolution: to take more time off from work. This was my only resolution because at the end of 2016 I was a bit shocked at how much time-off I had left from work. Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a great year. It was the year we bought our new home! We’ve taken a few months to settle in and this has been just enough time for us to realize…

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Hello Spring! Time For Updates & Some Instagram

Winter in Seattle isn’t as cold as you might expect. The sun is usually hidden behind a cloud all winter (this doesn’t stop people from wearing sunglasses though). Now though, finally, I can see the light. Literally. The sun doesn’t set till 7:30pm these days. Cherry blossoms are everywhere and it looks like we might hit 70 degrees this week! Hello Spring!     For me, spring means spring cleaning. With the warmer weather, I’ve taken some time to finish…

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Under Construction

You may have noticed the site name/URL has changed. “Shoestring Chick” is now “Liz Du Jour”.  Stay Tuned!    

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Living In Seattle – A Great Experience So Far!

We’ve been living in Seattle for about 5 months now! To say we like it would be a bit of an understatement. LOVE IT would be more appropriate. Seattle combines the things we love about large and small cities into one great place to live. Seattle is the 3rd city my husband and I have lived in together. Before this move we lived in Chicago for about a year and a half, and then New York for two years. Separately, we have…

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