Keeping It Simple: Cheap and Easy Lunch

While the Frugalwoods enjoy their daily lunch of rice and beans, this is what I survive on at work: I eat breakfast during my commute, consisting of an oatmeal cupcake and a hardboiled egg.  At lunchtime, I munch on peanut-butter cracker sandwiches, carrots, a granola bar, and some grapes.  The grapes …

What Do You Really Need For A New Baby?

American parents should heed a lesson in minimalism from Finland.  Our norm is to celebrate an impending birth with frivolous and unnecessary gifts.  Guests are invited to a banquet hall to enjoy food, games, and admire cute baby things.  Before the baby shower, parents-to-be will head out to one of those chain stores and receive a cool …

2014 Financial Accomplishments and Plans for 2015

2014 Financial Accomplishments We paid off approximately $12,000 in credit card debt!  We finished payments on my car.  And, I launched this blog. How did we do it?  I attempted to go the entire year without purchasing any clothing and did pretty well.  I bought one pair of good sandals for …

Keeping It Simple: Breakfast

Despite everything that is packed into my day, I try to refrain from making excuses that I don’t have time or that I’m too busy.  It’s more about making priorities (as recognized by Laura Vanderkam).  In order to excel at life, I’ve tried to make changes that will streamline the less-important …

Keeping It Simple: Wardrobe

Keeping It Simple: Documenting my attempts to be more efficient and minimalist. I seem to be adopting a regular rotation of certain outfits.  This is due, at least in part, to my growing waistline.  It seems that a significant portion of my maternity wardrobe was given away after my last …