The Observers

My in-laws are lovely individuals. They are generous people who are always quick to pick up the tab. Givers of expensive gift cards on birthdays and Christmas. Brilliant professionals that enjoy conversations about a vast array of topics. If you met them you would find them easy to talk to and you might assume that…

What if I just…

What if I just... Flossed everyday Said "no" more often Saved more money Exercised more Did something fun instead of laundry Read fiction instead of self-help Stopped striving for perfection Stopped caring what other people think Did the things that make me happy, even for just one day Stopped thinking about the past and future…

Frugal Win of the Week

My frugal win of the week borders on the line of being a complete cheapskate but I could not care less. In my pantry were a few remaining handfuls of Halloween candy which found their way into plastic Easter eggs for my kiddo's Easter basket. Think she knew her mommy was a repurposing genius this…

Social Media Experiment Results

I've successfully completed my first Less For Now Challenge! In my post It’s Time I Stop Lying To Myself I discussed my reasons for doing this challenge, with the main one being that I wanted to improve the way I spend my time. So, for one month I eliminated all social media from my life. The…

Frugal Win of the Week

My Frugal Win of the Week is a grocery bill of $44 thanks to shopping my pantry and freezer. I decided this week I would forgo my usual grocery shopping trip of $150 for our family of three in lieu of eating the items we currently own. I tend to spend all of our weekly…

Why I suck at being a Minimalist

I discovered the concept of Minimalism right after a nasty divorce. The very first Christmas after leaving that douche bag was the eye opening moment where I realized I needed to unload a bunch of stuff, mainly because a lot of it held memories of him. This realization led me to do a google search…

How to be a Happy Camper

This week is spring break for our kiddo so we decided to take our travel trailer to the woods for a little family camping adventure. We bought our travel trailer last fall and we love it. It's perfect for us. I was so excited to get it out of storage and take it on the…

“The Color of Truth is Grey”

I found a grey hair. Actually, I found several. I'm sure there are more but I've been coloring my hair since I was 14 years old so I just can't see them. I blame my mother for setting me on my lifelong journey of sitting in a salon chair every eight weeks. She made some…