Life As I Know It

Puzzle Me This

This winter, I have been determined to keep more busy and less mopey throughout the miserable season. I’m pulling out some old tricks – putzing on the piano, reading, candles, social events, and one of my favorites:

I’ve always, ALWAYS loved puzzles. I would do them while we watched football. I would stay up late working on them. I would wake up extra early before school to work on one. I would fall asleep thinking about my puzzle. I loved them all – jigsaw, 3D, logic, you name it. I have always, always, always LOVED puzzles.

I might even have a small pinterest board with puzzles I want. Judge me. Do it.

So why, I asked myself, have I not done one in a few years?! Preposterous, if you ask me.

A couple weeks ago, I finally dumped one out on our dining room table. It didn’t take long before the hubby joined in too. ย I mean, two people can only watch so much Netflix (she says on the day that the third season of House of Cards is released…)

In case you care, here is our great work in three phases! Isn’t it pretty?? Time for a new one, I think…

Life As I Know It, Traveling Chick

The Escape Game *Nashville*


While visiting Nashville over New Years, me + the hubster + sister-in-law + her hubster + hubster’s best friend + his wifey all got together to attempt The Escape Game.

It. Was. Awesome.

For the record, we did not escape. BUT we were in the hardest room (The Heist) which only has a 27% escape rate…


The best way I can explain it is that it’s like the movie Saw (tons of clues you have to piece together for a specific end-goal), but it’s not scary. You have one hour to escape the room. I’d like to think we were a group of six highly educated adults, but we were only sort of kind of close to getting out. But we had a blast doing it!!

Next time, another room. This would be so fun for a girls night, a birthday, an office outing…pretty much anything!

In-laws in the middle, friends on the outside. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!
That’s us! Party of 2.