Lifelong Learning Podcast Host and Frugal Mom$ter

7 Days of Crochet: Octopus Hat

Last January, I finally learned how to crochet. My Mom was always one who I admired for her crocheting and knitting skills. She could whip up a baby blanket in one afternoon with a pattern from her head. Or she’d watch a football game and work on her creations without...

When something stops working, do you replace it immediately?

This week was a good reminder not to rush out and buy a new item to replace something that doesn’t appear to work. Oftentimes, when an item stops working I write it down on a list to pick-up next time I’m at the store or research purchasing a replacement if...

Living Without Social Media and What I’ve Learned

Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and I have a love-hate relationship. Over 5 years ago, I quit Facebook. For several years, I kept up a Facebook Fan Page for my local business, but this past summer I deleted it. I found leaving social media didn’t affect readers,...

2016 Asbury Park Santa Run Race Recap

This morning I ran the first ever Asbury Park Santa 5k Run. It was a sweltering 25 degrees outside, and you know how much I just love cold weather. I don’t mind it if I’m running, but I despise it otherwise. Give me 70 degrees every day of the year....

6 Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now

There is just something warm and fuzzy about a podcast that you can’t always get when reading words on a page or watching a show on television. Though, I wasn’t always a spoken word fan. For years, while Chris and I were dating, he always wanted to listen to talk...