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Kate Nesi

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Kate Nesi: Frugal Momster
Money, Budgeting, Debt, Early Retirement, Family, Frugality, Investing, Minimalism
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New Jersey, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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There’s just something wonderful about when it gets just warm enough to start using the grill again. We love to have hamburgers and hot dogs all spring, summer, and fall, but I’m really digging the flavor of homemade grilled chicken. Unfortunately, our grill of over a decade finally rusted from the inside out last fall so we decided to wait until... ...
Posted: Apr 11 2019 @ 4:00 PM
I mentioned yesterday that I took a class on Plants for Pollinators and wanted to setup a pollination garden somewhere in my yard. Originally, I wanted to set it up to bring more pollinators to my yard for our vegetable garden in the summer, and for our apple trees as well. After taking the class though, I want to setup lots of spots for pollinators to stop by just to ...
Posted: Apr 10 2019 @ 4:00 PM
The past weekend I took another class to grow my gardening skills. I feel like this spring I’ve really upped my game when it comes to truly understanding plants! So far, I’ve taken a class on Pruning Basics, Small Space Gardening, and Plants for Pollinators. Coming up in the next few weeks is a Spring Plant Swap (not sure if I’ll have much to swap!) and Spring Propagation! The Naturalist, ...
Posted: Apr 09 2019 @ 4:00 PM
There’s nothing like being told to gargle lidocaine to make you question the entirety of your existence. Let me go back a bit to explain how I got to that fantabulous moment in my life. I mentioned previously that I had seen a gastroenterologist whom I really like. We set ourselves on a new journey together to take a deeper look inside based on my Celiac diagnosis and recently, I ...
Posted: Apr 05 2019 @ 4:00 PM
The past two weekends I’ve gotten into something new: hiking! I was a part of a hiking club in college, but never really made it out on many hikes. I used to enjoy trails, but since becoming a runner I always looked at trail maps for distances and elevation in order to run easier trails. Recently, I was talking with my children’s pediatrician (we met doing a triathlon a few ...
Posted: Apr 01 2019 @ 4:00 PM
I did something yesterday I forgot I used to do quite often. I brought my own bagged lunch to a restaurant. At first, I was like, is this a first?! Then, I remembered I used to do that for YEARS while struggling at the start of our careers without much to spend on eating out. It was more of a financial decision than a food issue back then. When I ...
Posted: Mar 29 2019 @ 3:30 PM
Wow, I am surprised it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve stopped by here to share with you what’s happening in my world. We’ve just been plugging along. We had a birthday party for our Monkey, and I’ve been dealing with some health issues that are a mixture of good and bad; I’m not sure yet how I feel. Add to that a terrible cough that just won’t kick and ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 4:00 PM
A few months ago I finally gave myself permission to quit running. Not just quit for a while, but to quit permanently if I didn’t feel I ever wanted to do it again. I thought I’d be writing here about quitting and moving on. I knew that post would be coming after I made that decision. Then the strangest thing happened. Or maybe it’s not so strange… I’ve struggled the ...
Posted: Mar 07 2019 @ 10:05 AM
After podcasting for over 33 episodes straight, I learned quite a bit about podcasting that I had never imagined learning within that time and took a little time to reflect on my experience. Here’s a little more about what I’ve learned and what you can expect coming soon! Listen to the episode! ...
Posted: Feb 28 2019 @ 10:11 PM
Over the weekend I took a class on pruning basics. Since I put in two apple trees to our backyard last year, I wanted to learn how to properly prune those trees. After taking the class, I realized there are a TON of other plants in my yard I now know how to prune, shape, and help grow better. The gardening classes within our local county park system are always ...
Posted: Feb 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM


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