Lifestyle Design


Updated on: 01/9/18As many readers of this website know, we operate a sister blog, Discover the Burgh, focusing on being a travel guide to Pittsburgh, PA.  If you've been here before, you also know that we have an incredible view from our house that we frequently share. Ever since coming up with the concept for our local blog, I've dreamed about having a webcam on our deck pointing at the skyline for anyone to see at any time of the...

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Updated on: 01/8/19It shouldn't be a surprise to most here that I work- a lot.  Between my day job, blogging on lunch, and even more blogging on night and weekends I tend to sit in front of a computer for, well, at least 12 hours a day during the week and about four or five hours a day on weekends. Needless to say, that doesn't leave a lot of time for working out. When I traveled full-time this wasn't a problem.  I was out walking...

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Updated on: 01/7/19One of my favorite travel blogging images is the digital push pin travel map that highlights cities and destinations that its creator has visited. In one quick glimpse you can see every place in the entire world they have been and with just a little thought, imagine where they may be going next. As we are building a home full of travel decorations, I knew that one day I would be taking this popular digital map and...

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Updated on: 01/8/19If you've ever visited Istanbul, you'll no doubt have seen hundreds upon hundreds of the gorgeous and ornate Turkish lamps that are found throughout the city.  Our first thought was that these lamps were pretty awesome, and without hesitating we began a quest to to buy one for our (at the time) future home. This was all well and good, but there was one problem: we had no idea how to make it work when we got home....

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Updated on: 12/20/18Throughout our lifestyle design series I'm going to be referencing a lot of ideas, plans, and topics that came about as the result of our long-term trip. We'll be getting into the reasoning behind this in a later post, but what it boils down to is that our 15 month trip simply gave us a lot of time to start thinking about our life goals. With this abundance of time, we also made it a side goal of ours to read a lot...

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