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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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After we planned out the basics of our kitchen renovation it was time to get into the details. The larger scale ideas are lots of fun and allow my creativity to thrive, but actually picking the items means a lot of research and digging into the knitty gritty. I like details, but picking out the […] The post Ordering Ikea Kitchen Cabinets appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 9:00 AM
I’ve talked a lot about the fact that we cut our expenses by $16,000 annually over the last 3 years, but I haven’t talked about how we did it (with real numbers) much yet. To be honest, I hadn’t dug into the details too deeply. I just knew that what we were doing was working. […] The post My Unintentional Clothes Shopping Ban appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 9:00 AM
When I started the decluttering challenge it wasn’t my intention to regularly post updates. But I’ve noticed that I like the batch the decluttering instead of getting rid of one item per day. I kind of assumed that would be the case, thus I allowed for batching in my original design. Without writing an update […] The post Shopping Ban and Minimalish Decluttering Update appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Gulp, I took the plunge and ordered Ikea kitchen cabinets this week! Our frugal pack is planning some major DIY home renovation projects this year and it is so exciting! (And sometimes mostly terrifying.) That includes a major kitchen renovation! Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll regale you with the whole tale about shopping for and […] The post Planning Our Kitchen Renovation appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Hey Lady, you got this. You got your money on lock down. Or if you don’t yet, you will soon!   You are strong, smart, thoughtful, compassionate, and you know you. Money is terrible, awesome, scary, exciting, good, evil, helpful, and a necessary part of life. You know how to spend and save your money best. […] The post Women Rock Money appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Libraries are pretty great places. I use my library to flex my frugal muscles every week (and it’s not just because my mom works at one). During college I stopped reading for fun, and it wasn’t until after grad school that I started reading for pleasure again. But a few years ago I picked up […] The post Optimizing Your Library appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 10:00 AM
February is short and sweet, so it’s typically one of our lower spending months, and this year was no different. (Three fewer days!) I thing after our spendy January we pulled back a bit, flexed our frugal muscles, and started preparing for the big spending we have planned for 2018. I’m very excited that we […] The post Frugal February Budget Summary appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I set off on my minimalish decluttering challenge and almost immediately headed out of town with some friends. I love to intersperse fun trips in the winter since the dreary cold days are long! February is the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. This trip was in large part why I said that we […] The post 13 Days of Minimalish Decluttering appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Hey readers, I’m delighted to let you know that The Grounded Engineer is featuring me this week in his Engineer Interview Series. I spilled some secrets that I haven’t shared here, so head over to the interview to find out more about high school Mrs. Kiwi. The series is designed to help high schoolers who […] The post All My Engineering Secrets Revealed appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Saving money is one of my favorite daily life hacks. And coupons may initially seem like a great strategy to get the most savings for your buck. However, as many people before me have said 40% off is still 60% more than not buying the thing.  It took me a long time to learn that […] The post My Love Hate Relationship with Couponing appeared first on Kiwi and Keweenaw. ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 10:00 AM


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