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
Earlier this month I announced that I would be going sugar free for April 2021 after being inspired by Eve O. Schaub’s Year of No Sugar book to give it up. Eve inspired me to kick up my already barely there sugar habit after revealing that the body thinks that cane sugar, honey, and maple … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Sugar for April Challenge
Is it just me or have we grown accustomed to thinking that “should” means that we must do something or act a certain way? You must wear pants on a Zoom call. You should brush your teeth for a Zoom call. The must and should are not interchangeable in this example. Way too often are … Continue reading Please Stop Should-ing All Over Yourself
I think the hardest part is over. I don’t find myself looking for the sweetness of sugar at this point. Sure I craved a little bit a chocolate but I was completely satisfied with some carrots. Crazy! Yes I know! But I have not had any intense, give it to me now or else, moments. … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 3 of No Sugar
Personally, I’m feeling great during my second week of no sugar. My mornings are starting off with fresh water not honey infused water. I’m consuming more water and my body is feeling better due to the increase in hydration. My skin feels less dry and I don’t seem to be having any of those mild … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 2 of No Sugar