Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 26 2011

My non-negotiables

In the past two years, I have managed to cut about $15,000 worth of expenses from our budget. I’ve downgraded my hair stylist, I’ve limited my mani-pedis, I started couponing, we cut our cable bill from $110 to $20, etc, etc. I have become the queen of bargain shopping. But despite all this, there are …

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Oct 23 2011

I am a bad mother


On Oct. 19, 2010, I broke my dog’s foot by jamming it in the front door (not knowing he was behind me). Exactly one year later, on Oct. 19, 2011, I accidentally pour organic peppermint soap into his eye while giving him a bath. Please sign me up for the World’s Worst Mom award. I …

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Oct 22 2011

Is it Christmas Time yet?


I get super excited thinking that the holidays are right around the corner. I know there are all those Scrooges out there who think “not again!” but seriously, I love when TV networks even host “Christmas in July” specials! I start thinking about my decorations, putting up the tree, what movies I’m going to watch…and …

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Oct 20 2011

Garage Sale 2.0


Only someone like me could do a garage sale and end up bringing more stuff home than what I actually took to sell. Let me explain, it is now a family tradition to host a garage sale at my in-laws. We did it last year and raked in a cool $99. This year, I figured …

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Oct 18 2011

Changing Paycheck Cycles


At the worst possible time, my company has decided to change from a 24/year paycheck cycle to a 26/year paycheck cycle. 24 paycheck cycle yay: bigger paychecks boo: only paid twice a month, bigger time period between paychecks 26 paycheck cycle yay: paid more often, get 3 paychecks two months out of the year boo: …

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Oct 17 2011

City Girl beats Cancer

If you haven’t come across City Girl’s blog yet, you are sorely missing out. I’ve been following her blog almost since the beginning, and as it turns out, we attended the same college! (different years, though). Recently, City Girl has kicked breast cancer’s butt and now she’s become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She …

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