11 days. $184. Can we do it?

Have you ever just felt like you were drowning in finances? And no matter what you do, something always comes along to break down the hard work you’ve done? That’s how I’m feeling this month. I’ve been avoiding talking about finances because, ... Read More...

Adios, Costa Rica

Over the past few weeks, it was becoming more and more of a realization that our “honeymoon” Costa Rica adventure vacation was going to have to wait another year. Did my heart break a little bit a lot? Yes. BUT—it helps ... Read More...

Saving money with coupons

Eric and I stumbled upon TLC's Extreme Couponing and we saw some guy purchase $5,000 worth of groceries for about $250. His garage was converted into a mini grocery store with stock piles enough to last more than a lifetime. It ... Read More...

UPDATE: The Weight Loss Journey

I’ve been dreading writing an update on the weight loss journey (you can read past posts here and here) because I didn’t lose any weight in February. I also wish I could blame it all on the good food I ... Read More...

Seattle on a budget

No, it was definitely no budget trip for us. We tried, and failed miserably. If you recall, we ended up going to Seattle two weekends ago for the city fire department test, which Eric took. First--it was incredibly cold. Like seriously, I ... Read More...

March Budget

Goals for February Pay off big chunk of Credit Card well, we paid 1100 toward the card this month, and will put another 300 with our next paycheck so that the card will be paid in full. BUT we are still ... Read More...