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Monthly Archives: March 2017

March Book Review

OK, so I admit that I did not keep to my word to myself when it comes to reading books with a bit of a Lenten theme…  I tend to lose stamina when I’m not in to a book, so I nixed some of the ones I…

15 Minute $5 Easter Centerpiece

One of many things I love about blogging is that it forces me to do the crafts I’d been meaning to for a while. This is the first year that I’ll actually be here for Easter.  Under normal circumstances, I actually leave town on Easter Sunday…

Wanderlust Wednesday: Spring Training in the Cactus League

If there was one thing in the world that I could change, it would be the ridiculous policy for air travel and cancellations.  If everyone was like Southwest, the world would be a much better and happier place.  I flew across the country whilst sick.  Like, sicker than I had…

10 Ways to Cut Expenses (That You Haven’t Thought Of)

I have to say, I take so much pleasure in people realizing what I complete cheapskate I am, because my life really is extravagant in so many ways.  The reason for this is that I cut expenses in other ways that free up money for some fun things like (albeit…

6 Ingredient Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Chicken and Veggie Tacos for Two

The irony of a Catholic posting this recipe on a Friday in Lent is not lost on me.  Obviously, I won’t be eating these tonight +:). There are few things in the world that make me more annoyed with myself than forgetting about fresh veggies and letting them rot…

How I Afford Travel On An Educator’s Salary (Without Driving Myself in to Debt)

Perhaps the #1 question I am asked is how I can afford to travel on a educator’s salary (note: I’m technically not a teacher, but my job definitely falls under the “educator” umbrella.).  My travel docket is pretty extensive, and I fortunately have been…

My Condo–Just Call me Joanna Gaines

I am not going to pretend to be an expert in design by any means, but I’m totally on a kick.  I was recently down an out with the flu, so I spent plenty of time binge watching Fixer Upper.  It’s funny–I had read…

St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Top o’ the Mornin, and HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY.  This is a very special day in Irish-American culture (do the Irish celebrate as much as we do?  I wonder…), and I’m looking forward to celebrating over the next week.  The photo above is…

Cactus Obsessed

 iPhone 7 case!  How cute is this?! Cactus lamp.. This would be very fun to add a pop of color. Actual Cacti.. If you’re like me, plants die the moment they come in to your presence, but cacti are easy to keep alive as long as you follow…

Home Chef Review

Sorry for my lag in posting.. I was beyond sick for almost a week.  I don’t get sick, but apparently the “warranty expires” after 30.  Happy to say I’m on the mend, and excited to share something fun with y’all today. Guys…