Liz showing off her new, organized room. One of my goals in being a more frugal person is to cut down the stuff in my house to only the things we use and love. I started [...]
Sometimes renting makes more sense than buying. There’s been a lot of debate in the blogosphere lately about renting vs. buying a home. Millionaire Mommy Next Door touts renting as one of the ways she has [...]
Being different makes the world a colorful place. As an American living in France, people know that I am different as soon as I open my mouth. It might be because of my accent, or the [...]
Sometimes you may feel more like the tortoise than the hare, but slow and steady really does get the job done! I have been thinking about progress a lot lately. Do you ever go through a [...]
What are you really paying for when you spend $1000 on a stroller? A stroller for $1099.99. A year of preschool for $30,440. $10,000 for a pair of jeans. I could go on. Why would people [...]
Sometimes the clutter in my life gets the best of me. At least that’s what Peter Walsh says. He was the main guest on Oprah Thursday, promoting his new book, Does This Clutter Make My Butt [...]
If you’ve ever heard of Dave Ramsey, you’ve no doubt heard the term “gazelle intensity“. Gazelle intensity is the term Dave uses to describe the intensity with which one should pay off their credit cards. Basically [...]
Not long ago my family got together for our annual Christmas party. Yes, this is the party where my children get spoiled with presents from their uncles, aunt, and grandparents. Every year, I get a phone [...]
My husband was taking a break at work last night when he picked up a magazine at the facility he was cleaning. It was a copy of our local newspaper’s newest publication: Distinctly Northwest – Sophisticated [...]
I’ll admit it. I’m a dreamer. I like to imagine life in different scenarios. Since I can be a bit of a control freak, I think playing different scenarios out in my head helps me deal [...]
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