If you’re reading this and my website hasn’t imploded on itself, that means that the transfer worked. We’re slowly but surely changing things over, but I believe we have most of it done aside from making sure some web links are updated and formatting somethings to make space more ours. Now the real fun begins.
For those of you who may be unaware, I used to the blogger behind Chicken & Bliss a lifestyle blog catered towards helping people live a life that is authentic and intentional. It was a creative outlet for me and an opportunity for me to share some things I enjoyed and experiences in hopes of encouraging others. However, I began to feel that after a few things happened and I felt the tugging on my heart more strongly, it was time to say goodbye to that space and make way for a new one. Since the switch, I am still in the process of changing things over, so there may be some inconsistencies in some areas of the site right now that I may have missed. I am really thankful for the time spent writing on that blog and I am excited to be writing more on this one with my husband.
There are some posts we’ve kept and some similarities to the old site that we’ve also kept around because we felt the content would be helpful, but other than that, things have definitely changed around here. Before I get into some things you can expect from this space, allow me to informally and briefly introduce the two writers behind it.
My husband works in a similar field as I do and has a passion for helping others. He’s curious, caring, and loves trying new things. When he’s not working his full-time job, he’s watching his favorite shows on Netflix, going on long drives together, traveling, spending time with family, and looking up new information on the internet. He is definitely the one who makes the most use of using Google to find out random facts. I learn so much from him and his random, “did you know?” revelations from his searches.
As far as myself, I am an educator, so education is one of my passions. It’s definitely a field that God-willing, I see myself in for a long time. However, when I am not working a full-time job, I’m writing, reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, spending time with loved ones, traveling and thinking about traveling. Even as I am writing this on the tail end of our vacation, I am thinking about potentially a day trip or a drive to the beach soon.
I genuinely enjoy blogging and my husband, who also managed a couple of blogs before, also enjoys writing. Through our shared love for travel and eating our way through cities, we thought it would be fun to instead create a joint space together where that’s what we get to talk about – food, coffee, and budget traveling.
We love traveling but are big on not living out of our means because still need to survive at the end of it all. We also believe that as much as it would be awesome to go to exotic places all of the time or for vacation, it’s not something that at this stage we can afford right now and that’s okay. Quite a few of our peers are in the same boat and we’ve learned that you can still have a lot of fun and experience travel within your budget.
This is why we’ve learned how to travel on a budget and some things that have helped us save money on trips that could have cost a lot. Like how we visited Cape Cod with only paying around $500 for 5 nights in a beautiful space or how we saved money when traveling to Newport during the summer.
In addition to travel, we’ll also be sharing some lifestyle posts every now and then as it pertains to budgeting. For example, antique home decor finds on a budget or making meals last with just three ingredients.
Whether it’s local day trips to festivals or small towns or heading “to the shore” as we say here, we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences with family, friends, and you!