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...

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...

The secret to a happy marriage

I am convinced that I have discovered the secret to a happy marriage. Or perhaps, I’ve just discovered the secret that keeps our marriage happy: The Man Room. When we were looking for a new place to live, we both felt ... Read More...

The Cost of Utilities

One of the downsides of moving to our new home—okay, the only downside of moving to our new home, has been that we now pay utilities. At our old love shack, we only paid rent and everything was included. I never ... Read More...

How much money is enough?

Almost two months of living at the new place, and almost every day at some point, I still turn to Eric and say "I love our new home." Even though we're spending more on living expenses, our happiness has skyrocketed since ... Read More...

How we decorate on a budget

After our little home post, I know what you were all wondering--how could this supposedly 'poor' couple move into a two-bedroom townhome and furnish it when all they owned beforehand was a couch and a bed? The entire amount we've spent ... Read More...

Our New Home!

I've been meaning to get around to post pics of our new place for a while. But well, you know how it is ; ) Considering how often I complained about living in the shack, I would just like to say ... Read More...

Spring Cleaning for Two

Spring is in the air. Easter, daylight savings time, outdoor picnics…spring cleaning? Now that Eric and I have upgraded from our love shack and moved into our little home, we have taken much more pride in keeping it clean. We both ... Read More...