I'm sitting on the porch of my in-laws cabin in north Washington looking
over the still lake while a fresh summer breeze brushes over me. I can't
count how many times I've looked at my partner and said “Life is so great”.
There's something about living here that just makes me feel so serene and
satisfied with life. ...
I've been back in Canada for just over a week and am settling in to this so
called “New Life”. This includes learning to drive, re-igniting my love and
dependence for the gym, finding a job, finding a house, finding friends (so
much finding) and much more. The first thing I've noticed is that I have a
lot more motivation to improve myself and my life. I've come back from ...
There's a document on my desktop simply labeled “Goals”. At one point I
felt as I never really had my goals and dreams in writing, so I decided to
write down anything that came to mind down. Here are a few of the things I
Sometimes life trudges on and you almost forget that time passes. I hate
getting stuck in a rut and waking up realising I've missed doing all the
things I loved for the past few months. I've kept my savings machine going
through all this and now I can take a step back and replenish. ...
Around the holiday season we often increase our thankfulness and gratitude.
We're often grateful for our family and loved ones that we have around us.
For those of us that are exposed to ads we're constantly reminded of how
much we have by being told what someone else doesn't have. We are then
asked to buy more, "treat yourself", "buy this for your mum", "buy this for
your friends", "treat ...
Were you surprised with how little was spent on groceries in our household
last month' Because transparency is important to me I thought I'd give a
rundown of what our grocery spending looked like. For two people we managed
a total of $108.91. We're going to look at the prices of the individual
items, areas where we saved, areas where we probably should have saved more
as well as techniques ...
This month has gone by in a whirlwind. With a string of misfortunes and bad
news making it hard to stick to the sober part of this month. Thankfully
I'm not the type that tends to drink away her sorrows. I didn't touch a
drop of alcohol from October 23rd until the eve of December 1st. ...
November is normally a rainy, dreary month. I like to spend it cuddled up
inside playing boardgames and watching movies. This is what makes November
the perfect time for a challenge to shake things up a bit!
In my household we call it Frugal Fun Sobrember. A month where you have
lots of fun while staying frugal and, wait for it, sober. This is a great
time to find free events, ...
Money tends to be tight after the summer, with parties, eating out, travel,
and general adventures it can sometimes feel like you're hemorrhaging
money. Getting your food budget in check can be a great way to feel better
about your finances and quickly whip your spending in to shape. I average
out between $100-$150 per person in terms of food (including eating out as
it's rare) for the month. I've noticed ...
Now that you can sleep properly it's time to bring your focus to Step 2.
This step will require a lot of energy and perseverance as you are
preparing for all out war between you and the bed bugs. Thankfully you are
not alone and whomever is doing the pest control will be treating your
apartment and giving you specified advice along the way. Resist the urge to
get up ...
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