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My Favorite Thrift Store Finds

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds

A quick list of my favorite thrift store finds for those who love to shop in second-hand stores as much as I do! This past September, my husband gifted me the one thing I that really wanted for my birthday. An entire day, alone, to […]

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

If you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area, you have to stop in before your next home improvement project. You never know what you’ll find! Right before my second child was born, I became obsessed with the idea of buying a gliding […]

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

I wrote recently about how much hot water with lemon that I’ve been drinking lately. It’s been doing wonders for my health and it relaxes me after a long day. But I’m going through tons of lemons. But the question is – what to do […]

My First Attempt at a No-Spend Month

My First Attempt at a No-Spend Month

This past February, I decided to attempt my first ever no-spend month. This idea came partly from the interest in seeing if I could do it. But, also by necessity. Shortly after we planned our new month’s budget, my husband and I realized that there […]

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

When I finished culinary school at 19 years old, I landed an entry-level job with a large catering company in my area. I was thrown head-first into the crazy world of outlandish weddings, July 4th barbeques, and corporate Christmas parties. We even feed a breakfast […]

My Favorite Survey Sites

My Favorite Survey Sites

When my son was born in 2011, my husband and I decided I would leave my job working at our local children’s museum and stay home. I was thrilled to be able to spend all day with our new little nugget, mooning over his teeny […]