Reading + Writing + Watching Wednesday

Reading + Writing + Watching Wednesday

I kind of lost my zeal for writing after having a redline-loving boss for many years, but I recently discovered it again after signing up for a writing class at my local community center. It's me, my amazingly eccentric teacher, and a bunch of wiser and older friends who are so much fun and incredibly supportive. I could barely complete a prompt* at the beginning of class, but six weeks later I was excited to write and share.

Tasty Tuesday Update

Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

Frugal Win Friday

Frugal Win Friday

Happy Friyay! Even though it was a short week with the holiday on Monday, I've honestly been a bit thrown off and in a little bit of a funk for the past few days. It happens, you know?

Speaking of funky, my hubby works a dirty job and his clothes often get pretty gross. We don't really want to wash his work shirts with our unmentionables, so I needed to get a separate laundry basket to keep everything in between washes. I was getting ready to head to Target or Home Goods to pick up a hamper when I realized that I could try to find one and fix it up for a lot cheaper! 

Tasty Tuesday Update

Tasty Tuesday Update

My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.

Saying goodbye to my first* love

Saying goodbye to my first* love

I used to call walking on trails - and they had to be paved! - with one of my best girlfriends "nature walks" because hiking seemed too stressful. The thought of camping would cause heart palpitations and heavy stress sweat. So it shocked my family and friends, and me most of all, when I agreed to get a camper with my husband. Sometimes when you love someone you decide to support, instead of crushing, their dreams. 

I'm just not that into you (any more)

I'm just not that into you (any more)

It was like a siren calling out to me from my Amazon shopping cart. I needed it. I craved it. I couldn't stop thinking about this... vegetarian cookbook. I had borrowed a copy from the library, dog eared no fewer than 50 pages with post it notes, and had not yet made a single recipe. It was going to change my life and I needed my own right now. 

Confessions of a lesser-known Kardashian

Confessions of a lesser-known Kardashian

I started reading "The Year of Less" last weekend while I was traveling to surprise one of my best girlfriends for her birthday. While I was instantly drawn in by the writing, I found myself getting annoyed by all of the private details that the author revealed about her past issues with alcohol, among other things. Look lady, I wanted to read a book about finances. Not your personal problems.