Progress on Our Big Financial Goals, Initial Report

We currently have five big financial goals, all of which are on my 101 in 1001 list. Some of those goals are rather urgent–like the fact that we need to buy a bigger vehicle before our baby arrives in December/January–while others would just be nice (buying a new laptop). This year has been pretty crazy …

I Asked 6 Different Readers for Book Recs…and These are the 15 Titles I Got

For years now, I’ve had my tried-and-true sources for finding great books (you can find the post with those resources by clicking here). But lately, I’ve also been itching to venture a bit off the beaten bath–to get a little outside of my usual comfort zone and to maybe see what would happen if I …

How Not to Be Closed-Minded About Food {Or, Thoughts on Cooking Through a Whole Cookbook}

A long time ago (okay, about six and a half years ago), I went on a cruise to Alaska. Each night, we went to the formal dining room for a multi-course dinner, and I came face to face with a truth I had never considered before: I was a LOT pickier than I thought I …

September 2018 Goals

The Second Fresh Start of the Year {September Goals + August Recap}

I guess the 20+ years I spent in the educational system in one form or another must have permanently influenced how I view the year, because I (still) think of September as a fresh start, as do most people, I presume. A lot of days, I feel like I hardly get anything “done” (or at …