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?
Three years ago I officially kicked off my personal KonMari tidying event. It started as a triple-dog-dare to myself. Before I walked into my local library I said to myself, “If the Marie Kondo books are available, this is the weekend to read and declutter.” Low and behold, guess what I found? The Life-Changing Magic … Continue reading How Minimalism Has Helped me Communicate
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?
In 2015 I left public accounting to work locally in a hospital's finance department. Public accounting was more fun than I expected it to be. The recruiters during college made public accounting out to sound awful. They tried to bribe me with bagels to come work for their company. Nice try. I wasn't working a … Continue reading Signaling Change to the Universe
A couple years ago I did my KonMari tidying event on a self-imposed dare. See before I walked into my local library I said to myself if the Marie Kondo book was on the shelf then I would read it and do my own KonMari tidying event. This was sort of the triple dog dare … Continue reading Would This Fit Into a Tiny Home?
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
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