Strangely enough, until I married Jon, I never bought anything from a dollar store. I’d go in, look at the cheap stuff, and let it be. Rarely did I consider a purchase. If everything cost a dollar, nothing could be that good, right? How times have changed. In our ten years of marriage, I’ve gone to […]
Little Bit had to make an important decision. Her Daisy troop scheduled a Saturday trip to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham for a Girl Scout Animal Adventure. Not only would Little Bit hang out with her buddies, she’d also work towards a new patch and enjoy the kid-friendly museum activities. So, we […]
I’ve read books on economics, personal finance, investing, and saving money. But I have one book that has had a higher ROI than any other. It’s not a money book. It’s a basic cookbook. And even in the age of Pinterest, food blogs, food TV, and cooking apps, you still need one basic cookbook that […]
Last year, when our family went through the 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero challenge, I struggled with one big area: meal planning. Really struggled.. I just couldn’t get my head around planning meals more than a day or so ahead. I can barely answer “What’s for Dinner?” on a given night, so […]
I think of myself as pretty modest in my wants. I never wanted a pricy car, a fancy wardrobe or a boat bigger than a Sunfish. I don’t watch the Kardashians, or the Housewives, or any of those unreality shows. If you twisted my arm, I would admit that a beachfront cottage would be nice…except for the property taxes…and the insurance…and the chance it would all get wiped away in the next passing hurricane. So why did I spend a voyeuristic Sunday afternoon lusting after million dollar mansions?
October is here, and in central NC that means we’re actually starting to get comfortably cool temperatures. Cold weather is right around the corner, and that means my to-do list has filled up as I winterize the house. This year I have a number of regular things on my “Winterize Your Home” checklist as well […]