Student loans suck. The end. And oh, how I could go on whining about them and how I think our education system fails us here in America, but I will save that banter, and cut to the mistakes I made. I hope these tips help someone out there (and saves them some mula). 1)Not … Continue reading Mistakes I made with my undergrad loans and the myths I’m glad I didn’t believe
I'm a total cheapscape. When we started prepping for baby Ollie I was blown away by how stupid expensive baby gear is. (Baby wipe container with built-in mister? What the heck.) There were a few things that we eventually did splurge on. And they were total lifesavers. So, if you're trying to budget for baby, … Continue reading Baby gear worth the splurge
My husband Daniel and I recently became “adventure family members” at Reflection Riding. With this new status came access to canoes and their launch at Lookout Creek. On a recent Saturday we ditched the baby and made our short drive to the nature center, giddy for a tranquil morning on the water together. I think … Continue reading When the water is our teacher
Yesterday, my mom and I somehow got on the subject of my education. She mentioned that the only regret she had about me attending a magnet school from sixth grade up to my senior year, where music was such a large percentage of my learning, was that perhaps I was too devoted to music. She … Continue reading How music made me a better person.
The other day I snapped a photo of the inside of my fridge and sent it to a friend with the tag line "story of my life." The fridge shelf was lined with bottles of Yuengling (our go-to choice for beer). Sitting in the middle of these was a bottle of a different nature, a … Continue reading Poop, screams, and the art of finding humor in the messiest of situations.
Hostels are an awesome option for a place to sleep while traveling. Of course, their best attribute is how budget friendly they are, but there are some other great reasons to forego the hotel or vacation rental and sleep in a room full of strangers. If your adventurous heart decides on a hostel stay, here … Continue reading 5 Tips for Hostel Travel
I've read statistics somewhere that couples spend an average of 30K for a wedding in the U.S. Ridiculous, I know. But, I still pulled together the wedding of my dreams on a budget (and also had a sizable honeymoon fund leftover). The cost was nowhere near average. Here are some ideas that I followed to afford my … Continue reading Money Saving Tips for Affording Your Dream Wedding