Book of Lists – list 2

So, I sorta fell off the wagon with a few projects over the last few months. To say it’s been busy over here would be a slight understatement. To save my sanity, something had to give and it’s always these smaller projects. But the good news is that there is a light at the end … Continue reading

Freedom from Money – Checkin #2

As we wrap up week two of our Freedom from Money challenge, I have a confession to make. I spent $9.17 yesterday. For my valentine. Because he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. And he loves beer. So I bought him some fancy shmancy Colorado microbrewed IPA. Because this is where it … Continue reading

Freedom from Money Checkin

Just checking in after 7 days of our Freedom from Money Challenge. How’s everyone doing? I’m mostly good, but I’ll admit I’ve had my moments of wanting to spend money. And then I STOP! Because I realize I don’t NEED to buy anything. I was just looking for entertainment.   So what have I been … Continue reading


Happy weekend and happy Super Bowl. I’m spending my “Freedom from Money” weekend getting some much needed cleaning and organizing done. Including taking stock of my fridge and cupboards to see what we have and what meals I can put together. I stopped by the grocery store for some essentials including chicken, dairy, and fresh … Continue reading

Friday Letters

Dear Nose: I don’t know why you are so stuffy today. It makes me nervous. I really don’t want to get sick. Dear Week: You weren’t very nice, so I won’t be sad to see you end. Thank goodness it’s the weekend! Dear dry skin and cuticles: Ugh. Winter really dries you out. I’m trying … Continue reading

Missing Money

You know the excitement that you get when you pull out your winter coat or an old pair of jeans and realize there’s a $20 bill in the pocket? You feel rich! Sadly, I think this only happened to me once and it was only a $5 bill, but still. It’s money I didn’t have … Continue reading

February – A No Spend Month

Have you read about these crazy people who don’t spend money for an entire month (here, here and here)? Sounds like craziness to me! So crazy in fact, that I think I want to try it. But this challenge doesn’t really seem like one that you can take on half-heartedly. It’s either no spending on … Continue reading

Pinterest Recipes

I whipped up a few recipes that I found on pinterest. I always like hearing if a recipe is really as great as it seems. So here is my analysis of a few recent recipes. Cheesy Onion Casserole – aka French Onion Casserole Not sure why I thought this would be a good thing, except … Continue reading

A Good Laugh

Here’s a good laugh for all of you…Guess when the last time I went to the gym was? April 3rd! No joke. That is funny, isn’t it?! Kinda makes me wonder if the membership fee is even worth it. That one visit cost me quite a bit of moolah! But watch out – with single … Continue reading


How awesome is my SIL?! Pretty awesome! This year she sent me a photo calendar of my favorite nieces and nephews. But the best part ~ she has everyone’s birthday and anniversary printed on it! Including the side of the family that isn’t even hers! Now I have no excuses for missing birthdays! Time to … Continue reading