Starting My Backyard Garden

Over the past 10+ years of adulthood I’ve dabbled in growing things.  As in plants in a pot that I water (when I remember to) and edible food stuff grows!  I’ve had moderate success with simple herbs like chive and parsley.  One year I tried to grow tomatoes and that was just a disaster.  I … Read more Starting My Backyard Garden

Afford vs. Choice

I hear it often.  “I can’t afford to do X.” “I can afford my car’s $350 a month payment.” “Why don’t you do X?  You can afford it.”  How we handle our Personal Finances is 90% the choices we make in life and 10% Murphy’s Law.  I’ve been shifting my thinking from wanting to live … Read more Afford vs. Choice

Budgeting Basics – Getting Started

We’ve always lived below our means but up until a few years ago we didn’t live by a budget and we didn’t have a path to our financial goals.  We each had our own ideas about what we wanted to do with our future pile of cash (assuming we could get one). It was an … Read more Budgeting Basics – Getting Started

Linen Closet Organized in 20 Minutes

This summer we are planning on doing some changes to our house.  Minor renovations to the kitchen and turning our formal dining room into a living room.  This has been the kick in the butt that I need to start purging a lot of the long standing stuff that has been gathering dust.  This week … Read more Linen Closet Organized in 20 Minutes

What is Minimalism?

There aren’t strict rules to being a minimalist, I won’t tell you to get rid of you car or that you can only own 100 material items. I won’t tell you that you are not a minimalist if you have a junk drawer in your desk or kitchen. Being a minimalist is a frame of mind. It’s reducing life’s clutter so that you get more out of your existence.