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DE to CA

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I made it!

I arrived in San Francisco on Thanksgiving and have settled in nicely with family. I’m excited for this new adventure, new ideas, and new energy. I’m so excited to share this journey with you.

My dad and I drove cross country in 6 days! We had the best time! Stops included Nashville TN, Oklahoma City OK, Albuquerque NM, Las Vegas NV, and Lake Tahoe CA. My favorite city was Lake Tahoe – it was absolutely beautiful and the air was so crisp and clean! I could stare at the lake all day long. We also took a morning to hike Horsetail Falls – 3 hours of glorious scenery and mixed terrain. Such a great experience to enjoy with my dad.

Some of the topics I’ll be exploring and sharing with you include: new city adventures, new eats, navigating/hiking the hills!, adjusting to a minimalist lifestyle, California travels, and photography. This new chapter is all about “stepping outside the box” to find my true happiness and creativity.



First Small Step to a New Life

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After four years of owning Condo Leach, I’ve decided to put the condo on the market. It was a pretty easy decision, but still an emotional one. I love being a new homeowner and having a space to call my own.  It’s the perfect place for a young adult(s).  However, for the last few months, I’ve been working to reevaluate what I want to do in both my personal and professional lives. My conclusion for both is a minimalist lifestyle.

While the condo is considered minimal to most people, it’s keeping me located in Delaware and adding to my frustration of being stuck in the small professional world that Delaware has to offer. Outside of Delaware, there’s more opportunity, more creativity, and less judgment.  I’m looking to shed my frustration and start a new adventure.

Researching living options for my new adventure – maybe Airstream living?! We’ll see where I land, but I’m excited for the chapter. Selling the condo is the first small step toward my new life. Here’s to a quick sale!

door13 will continue, just with a new front door.

small step

I’m comin’ back!

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After taking some time to evaluate the the purpose of door13, I’ve decided the purpose is the pure enjoyment of being creative and crafty and making Condo Leach my home (duh).

As a blog fanatic, I want door13 to be just like the blogs that I read religiously everyday. The key difference is that my favorite bloggers have gone through the hard work and hours to now blog as their job.

While the idea of maintaining door13 out of pure enjoyment might seem obvious, I think I got lost in the “what’s the point?” thoughts and just stopped doing what I enjoyed.

So ill be back in the next few days with the new door13! Happy weekend!



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I know I’ve been quiet recently, but I’ve been taking some time to think about what I want in life and as well as what I want for this blog. 🙂 I’ll be back soon with some great content!

Until then, here’s some inspiration for you…something I saw over at VMac&Cheese for Victoria’s BTS series today highlighting Viviana from Fashion Truffles.  I’m trying to follow this as I evaluate things. Thanks ladies!


Calling On All Fathers

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I was at the doctor’s office today and while waiting to be called for my appointment, I happened to see this PSA video on Fatherhood. Not only did I laugh out loud because it’s funny, but I also let out an audible “Awww” at the end in front of the rest of the waiting room. I’m a cheeseball.

Nothing beats a father’s love and I often recall memories of childhood activities with my dad. So special. Calling on all fathers to make memories with their kids.

Best Dressed

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One thing that I have always been obsessed with are award shows, so of course I watched the Oscars last night. Here are my choices for best dressed ladies:

I love that both Gwyneth and Rose wore dresses that were simple and elegant, but with a twist. Nice work ladies.

Who were your favorites last night?

Closets Complete

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As I mentioned a few weeks back here, my closets were in desperate need of some TLC. So here’s the finished product, at least for now…now I just need to maintain this.

Master Bedroom Closet:

Lots of editing occurred. I ended donating 2 full giant trash bags to Good Will!

Next up was the guest bedroom closet, which was a bit easier…just needed some placement adjustments. This closet is used for everything outside of clothing, I’ve got decorations and gift bags, my handy tool box, and a bunch of hangers in the Farm Fresh Eggs box.

Guest Bedroom Closet:

How’d I do?!

Up next for organization is shredding lots of documents!