All throughout my childhood, I can remember my parents talking about Focus on the Family. They read the books, played the children’s stories for us, and listened to the daily broadcasts on the radio. It is a Christian non-profit that has played a giant role in my families life, helping us dive into scripture and understanding God in our life. Actually, Caleb and I spent a semester at Focus...
A few years ago, I was swept up in the excitement of scrap booking. I think I made a grand total of 2 scrapbooks. I loved doing it because it combined a few loves of mine, creativity, pictures, and friends/family. However, due to the time commitment and expense, my scrap booking flame died down. About a year and a half ago, I decided to take a new route with my love of crafts and my leftover...
Today was a good day to live in Akron, Ohio. 1. Red Wanting Blue gave us a specific shout out in an interview about their growing success and said North East Ohio is a favorite. 2. Livability ranked Akron the third best place in the nation for beer. 3. It’s January 26th and there is no snow on the ground
There are a few parts of our home that whenever I look at, I am trying to figure out what I could change. “I don’t love how that rug sits, I would love a new curtain… etc”. However, there are a few parts that I look at and just say “perfect”. One of those places is our kitchen table and the beautiful artwork up on the wall. Perfect, isn’t it?
Caleb and I are subscribers to our local paper, The Akron Beacon Journal. Sunday morning, I had a text from a friend that said “Good picture, good article, good work!”. That could only mean one thing. Just like something out of a movie, I threw on my robe, jumped out of bed, and ran out into the snow to fetch our newspaper in the front yard. Well, the picture is not exactly...
When you are first engaged, everyone wants to see your hand. “Let me see the ring! Did you help pick it out? What kind of wedding band are you going to get?” I loved the excitement and getting to show off something that Caleb worked so hard to buy me. However, after your married, people stop asking to see your ring. I guess it’s old news, or maybe not polite once you have passed...
Since we were in an apartment last year, this is our first winter together with our own driveway. So far Caleb has shoveled our driveway by himself every time it has snowed. However, Caleb was out late at a dodge ball tournament tonight so I decided to surprise my husband and shovel the driveway! A few thoughts on this experience. It’s not as fun without Mom inside making hot chocolate...
Rhymes with Hannah has officially been up and running for a full year. A few fun facts to celebrate my one year anniversary: - I blogged 237 times - I have had 4,701 page views - 1,066 different people checked me out - 18% of people get to my page by clicking off my Facebook - The most popular Google search people used to get to my blog was “Hannah Nitz tumblr” -The most...
I will always remember when I first saw skinny jeans. I think it was my freshman year in college, and I was shocked. “Really? People are wearing those again? That looks awful! That will never be me.” Well, 3 year later I only owned skinny jeans… and this trend continues. If you see me in jeans, they will be skinny jeans. Isn’t it funny how fads work? What makes me nervous...
There are things that I want to feel all the time, that I only feel sometimes. - Passionate about reading scripture - Determined to work out - Selfless in my marriage Then there are things that I never want to feel, that I feel sometimes. - Anxiety - Stress about work - Prideful It seems like almost all of the time, “sometimes” isn’t where I want to be. I guess...
Caleb bought me a hoodie for Christmas… … and I love it.
As I mentioned before, Caleb and I have a love for Red Wanting Blue. Thankfully, they were in Akron again this weekend and were able to rock out to one of our favorites. Once again, they were at Musica and ended up selling out the place. RWB just released a new CD this month (From the Vanishing Point) so we got our hands on it last night. Chances are I will be listening to this for the next...
In our home growing up, there were just 4 of us- Dad, Mom, Stephen and me. Thankfully, Stephen and I stayed close and didn’t go into that “I hate you sibling” stage. We flirted with it every once and a while, but on the whole we love each other. The sad news, Stephen is growing up and now away at college. He goes to Ohio University and is learning awesome things. Since they are...
I was meeting with another social worker today and I started asking about her job. Me: Do you like where you work? Her: Depends on the day. Me: How often do you like it? Her: About 20% Most of our lives, we are asked what we want to be when we grow up. When you’re in high school, everyone wants to know what you are going to major in. Once college starts, the questions of “So...
Some lessons I have learned since being an adult. 1. The dishwasher always needs emptied 2. Even when you’re an adult, some people just don’t get along 3. Everyone wants to lose “just 5-10 pounds” 4. Life is significantly better when you have a strong spouse 5. It’s not polite to ask someone how much they make 6. Instead of playing sports or joining clubs, most...
The best time to go shopping for Christmas? After Christmas. Yesterday Caleb and I went to World Market to look for a new desk. In the mean time, we happened to wander into the after-Christmas sale, 75% off! What’s even better than finding Christmas stuff at 75% off? Finding Christmas stuff that can be used year round for 75% off! Our dining room is a deep maroon with some gold accents,...
Last week we had the family over for Christmas. In order to appropriately celebrate Christmas, we had to serve a Honey Baked Ham. As any good cook would tell you, you cannot waste a good ham bone. Therefore, I made my mom’s potato soup. It was one of the best soups I had in the past year. Caleb and I couldn’t stop eating it. PJ’s Potato Soup- You need a BIG pot to fit all of...
This year, we were invited to a New Years Eve party. The invitation said we had to wear black and gold. Therefore, most people at the party showed up like this. My husband, however, thought it would be great if we showed up in something a little nontraditional, but still black and gold. So, we ended up making these outfits a few hours before the party. Yes, we brought in the new year...
For Christmas, Mom & Dad bought me a Kindle. For Christmas, Caleb’s company bought him a Kindle. We are now officially a Kindle family. So far, two thumbs way up. Caleb and I can’t put them down. We were already in love with Amazon, but these little things took it to a whole new level. Why does technology make everything more fun?