For a hot minute, I was super annoyed. After all, I’m still reeling from the horrors of the Ice Bucket Challenge. With millions of people lacking access to safe water around the globe each year, it absolutely blew my mind to watch everyone I know waste gallons of water in the name of charity. Only in America, folks. #FacePalm [Read more…]
Three years ago, I decided to finally make a commitment to losing the 50 pounds I had gained after having my son. I figured that once he turned five, I couldn’t call it “baby weight” anymore, especially since my baby was getting on a bus and heading to kindergarten. [Read more…]
By every inch of the definition, my parents were thrifty. They shopped for clothes at second-hand stores, always bought used cars and could sniff out a sale with the best of them.
They had to be. There wasn’t another option on a social worker’s and private school teacher’s salary. They simply had to live that way or go without. [Read more…]
I absolutely love New Orleans, so I can’t wait to get there. Bourbon street- with its smooth jazz, hookers, and stench of puke and trash- has been calling my name for some time now. [Read more…]
I was talking to an acquaintance the other day when he mentioned that his wife spends upwards of $500 per month on clothes.
Yes, I’m serious. [Read more…]
As most people know, I left my stable, full-time job to pursue self-employment in April of 2013.
The fact that I was able to quit was a dream-come-true at the time. I truly liked my old job at the mortuary, but working for someone else got old- and fast. I had always dreamed of being the boss lady- creating my own schedule and succeeding or failing on my own terms. And now, here I am, doing exactly that.
And on most days, it rocks. [Read more…]