Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30 2012

Juggling and waiting


This is a bullet point post. Do you like bullet point posts or hate them? I actually like it when other bloggers do it, because I get a quick glimpse of what’s going on. I assume, though, that most people hate bullet point posts. I have signed up for the Long Beach Half Marathon October …

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Jul 26 2012

If you died today, would it be okay?

pool cover

When I was a little kid, I had a lot of milestones I wanted to hit before I died. The first, of course, was having my first kiss. At 13, I remember thinking how horrible it would be if I died before having my first kiss. After my first kiss, I decided I couldn’t possibly …

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Jul 19 2012

Our Beginner’s Journey to Going Green

It’s no secret that Eric and I really believe in going green– from being environmentally friendly to eating organically, we love it all. However, the green lifestyle isn’t always as friendly on a budget. Which is why we’ve stumbled a few times. We dropped our CSA that we were so excited about and I gave …

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Jul 16 2012

Making macarons sucks, plus they’re super fattening, I’d rather have a big batch of frozen yogurt than one measly 250-calorie cookie. I blame it on the French.


So as part of our whole quest to “refresh our marriage,” Eric and I have been trying out new adventures. We’ve been wine tasting, we’re planning a weekend getaway, and we’ve used almost every gift card we have to get ourselves and out of our no-longer-newlyweds-but-still-too-soon-to-be-in-a-rut phase. SO this past weekend, we decided to …

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Jul 12 2012

How to make money with your blog (even if you don’t have a lot of readers!)


Since October 2011, I have made $6,437.16 in extra money, with a large portion of that being directly from blog advertising. Your blog must be so popular, Erika. You must have a ton of followers. You must have all the hook-ups. These are all myths when it comes to how to make money blogging. The …

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Jul 10 2012

I break things

Hi, my name is Erika and I break things. A lot. Like, all the time. My habit has probably cost me hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the years. We had a full Reidel wine glass set when we got married, and I broke every single glass. So we bought another set, and I …

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