I never thought there was anything “wrong” or “ugly” about our kitchen. But as I scrolled through countless aspirational home makeovers where everything was gut-renovated, styled by a fancy designer, and set free by limitless budgets, I felt both inspired and left out: What about the renters? The brand-new custom cabinets I saw were close […]
On March 4th, my husband and I had an eerie feeling we should do a grocery shop. The store was bustling as usual, but I chuckled at the sight of an empty toilet paper shelf. In a health crisis, of all things to hoard–toilet paper, really? I snapped a pic, and posted it to my […]
How much I spent on a low-spend month, including buying a chair and booking a trip.
As an antidote to my last consumerist post, today I’m back to basics with thoughts and feelings. And what’s more basic than the thoughts that pop into your head? Specifically, how you think about money. Because personal finance is never just about doing math or following the right steps or developing enough willpower. I don’t know […]
As the years have gone by on the blog, I don’t talk much about my own money anymore. There’s no real ‘news’ to tell. I don’t have a dramatic debt makeover story. I’m not on quest to be financially independent in two years. And there’s not even a mortgage to steadily pay down each month. […]
I’m headed on a work trip soon, and don’t know when I’ll be able to post again, so I’m sharing this quick post in case you don’t hear from me for a while. Here are links I’ve been loving lately, what I’m watching, what’s inspiring me, and my favorite shopping picks right now. 1. Everything […]
I don’t have a lot of stuff. On the day I moved in with my husband, I had booked the U-Haul truck for the entire day. It took us less than an hour to move. Then my husband and I were left just sitting there on the stoop, twiddling our thumbs. While I don’t have […]