Side Hustle Try Outs: Cleaning Houses

Welcome to the side hustle try outs! Side hustles is becoming a much more familiar phrase lately, at least on the internet. Everybody could use a few extra dollars in their pocket and I am┬áthe most intrigued to read stories of people thinking less than conventionally, and choosing to do things COMPLETELY outside the traditional …

A new word for a new year

Have you ever taken part in the One Little Word experience? I’ve tried it a few times over the years, and I’ve been heavily influenced by Elise’s participation over the years. My past words have been quality and heart, but I never felt like they were quite the right words. Pieces of those were right …

How I Saved $200 on My Christmas Shopping This Year

Everyone wants to save money, am I right? In general, it’s a thing. It seems to be easier, though, when you’re saving towards a specific goal or occasion. It’s easy to say no to something you don’t need if you’re putting money aside towards a vacation, new car fund, or Christmas. Let’s talk about Christmas, …

Financial Experiment: No Spend November

At the beginning of a new month, I always feel like the slate has been wiped clean. It doesn’t matter how last month went because a new month is ready and waiting for me to do it better. After reading about the intensity of ideas from the MMM blog recently, I have been thinking about …

A feature wall for $6 bucks?!

So, I downsized and moved into a smaller, albeit absolutely darling, apartment at the end of August 2015. I hit the ground running with lots of projects, getting things up on the walls, rearranging furniture, the usual. To me, having that home vibe in the place where you live is a top priority. The first …