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Mrs. Kiwi

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Kiwi and Keweenaw
Early Retirement, Simple Living, Millennial, frugality, family, lifestyle, minimalism, happiness, chronic pain, DIY, gardening, homesteading
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Michigan, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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Hey all, I’m excited, I finally wrote a thing! And it’s about a topic that I’m a huge fan of protecting the environment! Ryan and I are really trying hard to make a lot less garbage. Though this renovation has made that a bit more tricky. It’s a good reminder we have a long ways […] The post Making Less Waste Slowly appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Woah, back in February, so it’s probably time for an update. Did we really survive the last 8 months not buying anything? Will we keep it going for the next four months? Let’s find out. Well, hmm, let’s start with recounting those initial rules. I have to admit my mind is a bit fuzzy on […] The post A Shopping Ban Update appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Oct 04 2018 @ 12:03 PM
It’s tomato time in the frugal garden again! I love growing tomatoes every year, but wow we are inundated with them again, and if our paths cross between now and October I will likely bring some tomatoes to hand off to you. Having copious amounts of fruits and veggies is one of my favorite parts […] The post August Frugal Garden Update appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Woo, I’m headed to Hawaii this fall for the first time! One of the perks of not having a traditional job right now is that I don’t have to deal with limited vacation time. So, when a friend asked me to be her plus one to a wedding in Hawaii, I thought about it for […] The post How I’m Flying to Hawaii for $11.20 appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Aug 10 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Our house is in a complete state of chaos currently. Along with the heat and humidity June brought demo! First, we tore off and replaced our roof (thanks friends!), then we completely gutted our master bathroom, and, before putting that back together we tore out the master bedroom carpet. I had lofty dreams of getting […] The post We Tore Many Things Down and Put Few Back Together: June appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 09 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I love vacations and free trips are even better. For years I kind of dismissed travel hacking and would just slowly earn 1.5 cash back on my everyday credit card. But a perk of starting my own blog has been connecting with other personal finance bloggers, and I started paying attention to the ins and […] The post How We Travel Hacked to Get a Free Road Trip appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 22 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Routine frugal living is what allowed my hubby and me to quit our jobs. With Father’s Day this past weekend there were plenty of opportunities for spending money (and we did spend some), but we kept that frugal living on autopilot. 1. Frugal Father’s Day Gifting (Mom, Dad, stop reading, unless you want to know […] The post A Simple Frugal Week appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Jun 20 2018 @ 2:40 PM
The garden is swinging into gear as it does every June. I’m always so anxious for the first substantial fruits of my labor and it seems like as soon as I get the first harvest of leafy greens we are drowning in greens. In breaking from my normal tradition I did not end up doubling […] The post June Frugal Garden Update appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Jun 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I’m settling back down after a free road trip to North Carolina and then a massive DIY home improvement project. Regardless of the large blips in our monthly spending we’ve learned to keep our lifestyle on frugal autopilot, so the rest of our spending doesn’t jump surrounding a busy weekend. 1. Cooked Every Meal at […] The post A Simple Frugal Week appeared first on Kiwi & Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Jun 13 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Hey all, it’s story time today. I’ve talked about our journey to understanding money, and then our debt payoff story. Today, I wanted to share with you how planning ahead helped ensure that we each found the perfect frugal partner. Our engagement story is pretty epic IMHO (it’s humble people, not honest) and frugal. And, […] The post My Free Engagement Ring Set Me Up for a Lifetime of Frugal Living ...
Posted: Jun 11 2018 @ 10:39 AM


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