Almost 30

August 3, 2013

Birthday freebie emails are starting to hit my inbox, so it’s officially August! Instead of spending the last month of my twenties engrossed in episodes of Big Brother and drinking Sinless Margaritas by the pool, I’m planning on blogging more with updates about tackling my 30 Before 30 list, some money saving tips and other […]

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Things You Shouldn’t Say to Singles

April 28, 2013

Thank you, Yahoo! Shine for posting an article about the “10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Singles.” I’ve seen these articles about the things you shouldn’t say to a bride, pregnant woman or mom, so it was refreshing to see an article that acknowledges the dumb things that people say to singles. Whether someone’s been married for 30 years or three […]

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Six Things I’ve Won Recently

April 16, 2013
Sweepstakes Winning Collage with Numbers

Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. I blame this on my favorite hobby: sweepstaking. Okay, that’s not true (work, volunteering and other commitments are the true reasons behind my slack blogging), but my sweepstakes experiment continues to take up a few minutes of each week. I still haven’t won a car, cruise […]

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Breathing Room in Finances and Life

February 28, 2013

My church started off the year with a great sermon series called “Breathing Room.” The concept behind Breathing Room is that our lives are face-paced and hectic, and that we’ll burn out if we don’t slow down. You can watch all four parts of the series here, but I particularly love that part three talks […]

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Try New Products for Free with Influenster

January 8, 2013
Cosmo Vox Box

I have a confession to make: late last year I got a little obsessed with subscription boxes.  I ordered everything from beauty boxes to pet boxes because I love good deals and getting surprises in the mail.  Over a month or so, I amassed a ton of sample-sized products and spent more money than I […]

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Cooking for One: Rice Pudding

January 1, 2013
Eggnog Rice Pudding

I love the excitement of the arrival of a new year, but I’m feeling a little sad while I take down my Christmas decorations.  The weather in Atlanta today is rainy and gray, and I think the twinkle of Christmas lights and shiny ornaments was keeping me from getting SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I’m down […]

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Tips for Giving to Charity

December 11, 2012

The ability to give to great nonprofit organizations is a big reason why I’m frugal.  Charitable donations can make a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals and for communities.  Giving is important, but it’s also important to make sure that your donations are made wisely.  A lot of our motivations for giving are emotional, […]

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Six Ways to Save During the Holidays

November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about ways to make it through the holidays without overspending.  Here are six things I do to maintain my budget during the most wonderful (and expensive) time of the year: Make a Reasonable Budget I’ve been making a Christmas shopping budget each […]

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