Thinking Straight: Am I Being Cheap?

I’ve been having an argument in my head a lot lately about what it means to be cheap. Or, more specifically, about whether or not I’ve become cheap. I feel like my budget is fairly in line with my wants/needs most of the time. But more and more often it seems like there are a lot of things that I …

Week 1: 21 Day Fix

Bryan and I officially survived the first week of the 21 Day Fix. How was it? Well, in some ways it was easier than I expected. In some ways, it was harder. I feel like I learned a lot this week. Let’s start with the food. Honestly, I went into the program making it harder than I should have. I …

My Capsule Failure

My most popular post of 2015 was also one I mostly forgot about: In January of 2015 I wrote about how I was going to attempt doing a capsule wardrobe. I didn’t completely forget. As the seasons changed I thought about how I should be doing a better job of pairing down what was in my closet, creating outfits, tailoring …

We Start Today: 21 Day Fix

Bryan and I start the 21 Day Fix today. Or, more accurately, I start the 21 Day Fix, and Bryan starts eating a little healthier, and working out. The alarm is set for 5:30 a.m. Ugh! The program came in the mail last week. And I’ll be honest, my first reaction was less than excited. The containers look tiny. Especially since they come nested …

We Didn’t Win (Thank Goodness!)

As it turns out, I wasn’t one of the 3 winners of the PowerBall Jackpot. I didn’t really think I would be. Typically, I don’t play the lottery. I’m not really much of a gambler. A few times a year I’ll feel lucky, and throw a couple of bucks into tickets. Bryan plays the lottery every drawing: Two PowerBall tickets and …

I Need A Fix

I’ve mentioned it before on this blog: I struggle with my weight. I always was one to yo-yo between being a little chubby and fairly slender. There was never any consistency to the way that I ate. Things definitely became more difficult in my 30’s, and losing the weight I’d put on wasn’t nearly as easy as it once had …

What’s Your Word?

I’m sitting here in my sweats with a cup of hot cocoa as the snow falls outside, reflecting on 2015, and my goals for this year. There were a lot of things that happened in 2015 that were outside of my control. But despite it all, I was still able to work towards my goals, and achieve most of them. …

Spending – December 2015

The Holidays are always a rough time for me: I have to do year-end financials at work, make time for Holiday gatherings, buy presents… As much as I love the “magic” of the Season, I have to admit that I also find it extremely stressful and overwhelming. This year I had the added stress of my Grandma passing away, and …

Net Worth Update – December 2015

It’s officially the last net worth post of 2015. I’m usually a little sad when one year ends and another begins. This year? Not so much! I was more than ready to be done with 2015. And I have to admit to being excited for what 2016 may hold. How did I do during December? I only saw $592 of …

Goals for 2016

I’m a little late on coming up with goals for 2016. Most years I’m plotting out my goals for the next year months before the current year has ended. I could blame it all on everything that was going on in 2015; And that is part of the reason behind being so late. But honestly, I just don’t know what …