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Me, Myself, and My Money Issues

I have never had an easy relationship with money. When I was a kid and my family was very poor, I thought of little more than how much it sucked to have so little of it. When I was a … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Living with Less

Someone asked me recently to share some of the specific benefits of “living like this.” Her family was considering taking a similar trip and wanted to know what they might be in for. The thing is, there is no one … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of My Stuff

I spent about 14 hours this weekend getting ready for our upcoming garage sales. I also sold our TV, living room furniture, washer, and dryer to a family friend who is moving today and needed the stuff ASAP. We’ve still … Continue reading

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It’s just a notebook

Not a moleskine I decided I needed a notebook. After all, real writers use notebooks to jot down their thoughts.  I’m suddenly having more ideas than I can contain in a blog, and many of them come to me at … Continue reading

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Step 1: Stop Shopping

So, yes.  Jared and I are talking about traveling for an extended period of time as a family. Although talking is probably not the right word.  We’ve exchanged a few emails that contained mostly sentence fragments. (Which, by the way, … Continue reading

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Oops. I Forgot To Give This Post A Title. Because It Is That Damn Good.

The kids left Friday morning. By Friday night, Jared and I were ready to walk on the wild side. We headed out for a romantic dinner at the local sports bar.  Because nothing says romance and wild and crazy like … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cymbalta, Hello Shopping Marathon

The condensed version of this post is, basically: I had a good weekend. The long version is: Wednesday night I took my last Cymbalta.  My primary care doctor recommended I switch my anti-depressants in order to fix everything that was … Continue reading

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A fate worse than spandex. A photo essay.

I have discovered something worse than shopping for jeans. No. Wait. I have discovered something worse than shopping for swimsuits. Last night, I spent roughly 4 hours cleaning out my closet. Oh, yes. That is worse than getting in miniature … Continue reading

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