June 2012: How I make extra money

Every month, I keep track of how much extra money I made through what I affectionately call “The Side Hustle.” I already met my 2012 goal by making $2,500 in side hustle income this year. I hope to double my ... Read More...

Getting Pinspired

All the way back in April, I decided I wanted to make a lemon and lime wreath via my Pinspiration, seen here: This version is $156. Yeah, not exactly an item for these newlyweds on a budget. So I made it my ... Read More...

Is an online degree worth less?

I need your advice. I have decided to return to grad school to get my Masters in Public Administration. My bachelor's is in English and Italian Studies. When I graduated college, I worked as a journalist but eventually switched to public ... Read More...

Things that make me happy

We received a letter from our homeowners' association saying we needed to have our tree clipped. Our landlord got a quote from a tree clipping service for $65, but he offered to let us do it ourselves and said we ... Read More...

Car Insurance for Young Married Couples

As excited as I get about the beginning of summer, I always cringe a little bit because of the triple whammy we’re faced with within a three-month span: Eric’s car registration, our insurance bill, and my car registration. Currently, Eric’s car ... Read More...

It’s time for drastic measures

I made it a point that this month, we would dig ourselves out of the hole when Eric was injured in April and couldn't work for five weeks. I didn't freak out for several reasons, and I thought that we ... Read More...

Refreshing Our Marriage

Eric and I recently completed a five-week course at our church called "Refreshing Your Marriage." It's the standard get-your-butt-out-of-the-house, be-more-intimate, show-affection stuff, but it was a reminder we sorely needed. Between Eric's crazy work schedule and just the craziness of day-to-day ... Read More...

A toast to my husband

I don't often gloat about Eric. Frankly, how sickening would it be if I wrote every day about how much I love him and how wonderful he is? I always feel like people prefer to read the real raw stuff. The ... Read More...

GIVEAWAY: One month of free yoga

If you're remotely interested in healthy living and love to do some yoga, chances are you've heard of Gaiam. They are a healthy living media company based in Colorado that focus on healthy and sustainable lifestyle products and encourage you ... Read More...