Category: Lifestyle

Why I Don’t Shop (Often) at Amazon

For the past several years, I have been encouraged by friends and family to get an Amazon Prime account. Everyone speaks to how great it is to buy and have items shipped to you immediately for the low cost of $99 per year. Plus, they give you free media like movies or books or other digital content. Is it really free, though? Continue reading…

Growth on the Farm

Monkey and I have been excited in the past few weeks to find lots of great growth on our Suburban farm experiment. We’ve enjoyed a few eggplant, several tomatoes, green and banana peppers, hundreds of jalapeño peppers, and much more. Continue reading…

Bugs Bugs Everywhere

I’ve decided I’ll try to post my runs on my blog and take a short break from Instagram. I’ve found that returning to it, I spend quite a bit of time scrolling and watching people’s stories and less time creating or getting other things done I’d like to do! Once upon a time, my first blog was dedicated to my running and half marathon training over ten years ago. That’s how I met my friend Liz!

Overtime my blog has become a space I have shared life and food as well as my fitness wins and fails. And lately, it’s become a minimal point of production in my life as I’ve spent more time back on social media and away from this space. I’d like to change that with posting my workouts and stories here, and instead of seeking likes I’ll just hope you return to read more!

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August 2017 Frugal Mom$ter Expense Report: Slow Progress

August was another rather spendy month for us. I’m not happy with what we spent, while $2,000 less than July, it was still a bit of a stinger when I looked at the final numbers. Luckily, once we’re back to work all week long there will be less time to spend at the store and more routine spending in our budget. Our September budget is already looking positive and less than last year’s expenses by a few hundred dollars.

How are we going to spend less?

One huge way we’ll be saving money is that I canceled all of our credit cards except the one we started with and the one store card that gives us 5% back every trip. Credit card hacking was not for me. While we never paid interest, it was too easy to spend more on things we didn’t need in order to reach reward goals. Continue reading…