Recently I wrote about chipping my Nanny’s (aka my grandmother's) fine china platter after deciding that I’d put it in the dishwasher, use it, risking damage rather than saving it in the cabinet for a special day. Today I’m writing about one of two fancy dresses that I typically save for weddings, funerals, and those … Continue reading Just Wear the Fancy Dress
"Endless desire is one of the pitfalls of human nature, and one of the first things you need to cure if you want to get ahead more quickly." Your Money or Your Lifeby Vicki Robin Who this book is for: Anyone struggling to build a budget, stay afloat with your finances, get out of debt, … Continue reading Book Reviews: Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
Millennials are likely to blame for cutting the cable cords back around 2008. Ahhh good old 2008! 2008 was the height of the Great Recession and around that same time Roku started to gain popularity. Anyone else find the timing a bit comical? Boomers killed our economy (maybe not all Boomers) with the deregulation of … Continue reading What’s the Point of Cutting Cable?
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?
I’ve been a runner for over 15 years. It’s something I picked up in my mid-20s. I dabbled in the beginning years. Over the last couple of years, it’s MY THING. I love to run. I run on vacation. I run a couple times a week. I love competing against myself. I am always asking … Continue reading Why Do we Tie Salary to Worth?
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
Bella Figura: How to Life, Love, and Eat the Italian Way OH MY GOSH!!! I swear that Kamin was writing my story of food allergies/intolerances, stress, weight gain, lots of artificial light, and a schedule full of mostly nonsense. Or maybe an overwhelming majority of us could relate. I loved reading her story as she … Continue reading Book Review: Bella Figura by Kamin Mohammadi
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