The beautiful author of Mind. Beauty. Simplicity wrote The 10 Misconceptions of Being A Minimalist last week. I love that she wrote about this topic. Oftentimes people spend a little bit of time observing me, noticing that I only wear black dresses to work, and rarely, if ever, talk about any shopping besides grocery shopping. … Continue reading Minimalists are *FILL IN THE BLANK* – Are you Sure?
'Cuz they say...2000 zero party over oops out of timeSo tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999 I was dreamin' when I wrote thisSo sue me if I go too fastBut life is just a partyAnd parties weren't meant to last War is all around usMy mind says prepare to fightSo if I gotta dieI'm … Continue reading June 2021 Experiment Inspired by Prince
Like with most things you see on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, there is the reality vs. the internet. At the start of this month I had these lofty goals of reducing our waste and edging closer and closer to zero waste. My fantasy-self thought we could go the whole month without putting out garbage and that … Continue reading Week 4 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Wrap Up
Yesterday I eavesdropped on my coworkers talking about a virtual Tupperware party going on. Honestly I thought Tupperware was from my childhood and it wasn’t a thing anymore. It was all of that burnt orange, yellow, and green from maybe a 1970s Tupperware party that I grew up using. Anyone else remember these? My Mammy … Continue reading Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me
Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?
It’s been a while since I wrote a financial update after switching from saving to paying off debt. Pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s catch up. What Happened with My Tax Bill? The first weekend in February I did our taxes and found out that I personally owed $2,462 by April 15. I … Continue reading No Spend April 2021 Update
After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
Most criminals don't have 56 or more aliases yet sugar does. The real life mobsters featured in Hollywood's The Irishman didn't have many aliases. Let's see Russel Bufalino was also known as McGee and the Old Man. Then there was Frank Sheeran known at the Irishman. Jimmy Hoffa has no alias listed. While it might … Continue reading Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?
A coworker just busted into my office yesterday with the biggest smile on her face that I have ever seen. Her credit score just went up from 600 to 700!!! She explained that her goal is to pay off all of her debt, $5,000 in total, this year. She desperately wants to have an excellent … Continue reading When You Stop Normalizing Debt and Start Normalizing Paying Off Debt