For more than eight years, I worked with consumer finance and lending companies managing marketing and communications campaigns. If there is anything I can take away that applies to my personal life, it is the importance of an emergency...
My Twenty Minute Trick I HATE cleaning.  No, I LOATHE it.  Which is worse hate or loathe?  Whichever one it is that's how I feel about cleaning.  I love the outcome of cleaning.  I do like a clean house.  But,...
Writer’s block is real. And for someone who pays their mortgage writing words for a living, it can be a real dread. Sometimes it’s a matter of failing to prioritize. Other times it’s a lack of inspiration or a...
Our No Spend Journey - Month One At the start of January, I wrote about the no spend journey we were embarking upon. To keep myself accountable, I pledged to write at least one post a month about the journey and...
Our dog is spoiled. These are facts. She’s not the only dog on the block that is spoiled. CoCo, our 15 month old Beagle is a #CovidPuppy. We (my husband would argue not him) got her during the early...
Every week, right around Tuesday, the food in my house becomes scarce - we have no groceries in sight. My husband will go through the ritual of going to the fridge and opening it, only to sigh and sit...
feeling fancy with dryel

Feeling Fancy With Dryel

I cannot tell you how many times I have decided not to purchase the fancy top or the slightly more expensive pair of jeans because each tag said "dry clean only".  If there was one thing my mother ALWAYS...
What do you do when you find yourself in the car with little ones asleep in the backseat, and realize you're stuck? If you go home and try to transfer them to their bed, they will wake up. Fact....
Did you know that World Vegetarian Day occurs every year in October? I consider myself a "most-of-the-time" vegetarian. Because I'm not a fan of cooking or eating meat and fish, I've learned lots of ways to introduce vegetables to my...
Once upon a time, before toilet paper was a coveted commodity and leggings weren’t quite yet acceptable as pants, I splurged on a few items to help me recover from childbirth that have served me very well during these,...
Holy moly, California is expensive. First, I mean, I knew it was going to be when I moved out here. I'm not under some delusion that metro Detroit prices were going to be on par with Orange County, but the...
Easter is in a few days and we are still under the stay at home order.  However, I've put together a few tips and tricks to filling that Easter Basket! Easter Basket Tips + Tricks Spring Cleaning – Clean, Organize...
Recently, we received a flyer at our door from the city letting us know that they would be working on our street this week. As a result, our water is shut off today from 9am-3pm. In pre-Pandemic times, when my...
At the end of December, I discovered a new favourite YouTuber. Her name is Hannah Louise Poston and for the entirety of 2018, she did a No Buy Year. No spending for an entire year sounds crazy right? Being...

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Tips For Enjoying Night Of Lights OC This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here in Orange County and events for the family are back! From ice skating to tree lightings, Santa visits to...