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 […]
I bought 22 pieces in 2019–here’s how much I spent and my style resolutions for 2020.
Growing up, my parent’s money system was simple. They never spent any money, so what was there to argue about? Without a clear model to follow, when it came time to share finances with my husband, it meant I could easily adopt my own system based on our own values. But first, the perennial question: […]
Inspired by the Man Repeller and Refinery29 money diaries, I thought it’d be fun to see what happens when I track my spending for a weekend. Although I’m conscious about my overall spending, I’m at a point where I don’t feel the need to review purchases line by line. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room […]
Hey! It’s that time of year again! When I have a blast pretending I’m a magazine editor and scour the Internet for what I think are the coolest gifts around. To me, the best gifts add beauty, fun, and elegance to the every day. If you’re still looking around for ideas, or want to shop […]
*Our trip was six months ago, so this post is egregiously delinquent, but there always was another post that seemed more timely. Now that winter is around the corner, and the travel bug is starting to kick in, it feels right for a little spring dreaming.* Our spring Italy trip was built around a deal […]
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. […]