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Two years ago I was browsing Pinterest and found an amazing looking cake called Orange Crunch Cake. I pinned the recipe to my expansive “Treats” board and then tried to find a good excuse, and the opportunity, to make it. As my husband’s birthday approached this year, I remembered the recipe and thought it would be […]
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One of the problems with becoming financially literate, living a frugal lifestyle, getting out of debt and working toward financial independence is that it doesn’t always feel fun. My husband and I used to feel cash-strapped because we really were. We literally did not have any extra money. We were spending more than we earned […]
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In the great green room, there was a birthday boy and some red balloons… It’s hard to believe that my baby is 1! I love to put together imaginative themed parties for my family, and I was excited to make my youngest boy’s first birthday a special experience. It’s my little way of saying “You’re […]
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Many people would be better off financially if they didn’t save so much. Wait, what? You read that correctly. But I’m not talking about the real savings that pays off debt, builds financial security, and purchases smart investments. I’m talking about the pseudo-savings that is the bread-and-butter of advertisers and retailers, that keeps shoppers on the consumer hamster […]
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