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, ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

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, ... Read More...