Brandy Wales

Born and raised in Indiana, Brandy spent a decade as an elementary teacher and instructional technology specialist in Chicago. After marrying her husband, Chad, rescuing their beloved pup, Harper, and having two beautiful children, Emerson and Charlie, they traded in their snow boots for swimsuits and purchased a duplex in downtown Charleston. Brandy loves being outdoors, capturing memories in photographs, exploring new restaurants, blogging, and organizing anything and everything! From being landlords and Airbnb hosts to parents and travel enthusiasts, you can follow her family's adventures at

Love and Loss on Father’s Day

There are a few days a year that stop me in my tracks. Father’s Day is one of those.  I lost my dad two years ago To know Chuck was to love Chuck. Anyone who met...

How Downsizing Our Property Upsized Our Life

This is not a joke. I repeat this is not a joke! Last April Fools Day, we welcomed our second child into the world, in the midst of a global pandemic. At the time,...