Drag-and-Drop Meal Planning with Trello

Hi everyone!  If you know my family, you know we’re pretty much running this direction and that most of the time; between work and family obligations, church, sports, and other activities, it seems we frequently have to choose between various events and activities. As a result, though, I’m afraid we’ve let something slip.  Big time. …

Am I Good Enough to be Rich?

Last week, fresh from moving all weekend and thoroughly exhausted, I realized I had bought a ticket to see Denise Duffield-Thomas in Miami on Monday night.  Now, Miami is a four-hour drive from our new house; never mind that I couldn’t find a towel to take a shower, or a plate to have breakfast…It’s amazing…

Project Boat: Grady White Sailfish 25′ “Before” Shots

Wow…somehow I let Don talk me into another project boat slash maybe-we’ll-just-keep-it boat.  We already own a recently-revamped 25′ Proline with dual 150hp engines, a small cabin, front v-berth, and porta-potty, by the way. However, driving down the side of the road back in January, we came across this Grady White with beautiful lines.  It was…

Revisiting Goals: Checking in on Finances and Progress

I can’t believe we made it through the entire month of May without posting! It has been completely crazy in the last six weeks: Don had another heart surgery and hospital stay We’ve been back to court not once but three times for full-day hearings on child custody My mother, who lives on the other…

Mindless Frugality: When Saving Money Goes Too Far

As a general rule, before making a purchase online, I search retailmenot (no, I’m not an affiliate, I just love the site!) for any coupon codes I should be using.   I then also check Upromise for rebates towards college savings (because why WOULDN’T you want extra $$ going into your little one’s college account).  If all else…

Frugal Upgrade: Repainting Car Roof with BedLiner

I wasn’t sure what category to put this blog post in.  Ultimately, I decided to put it in Money Matters, because it’s about not only saving money but also making do with what you already have.  As a professional who makes just under 6 figures a year, I’m fairly regularly asked why I drive a…

Dog-Sitting Site Comparison: DogVacay vs. Rover.com

*Update – Rover and DogVacay merged this year, eliminating the need to decide which is better!  I will say, since the merge, we’ve had a TON more traffic; all of which helps us hit our goals faster. A little under three years ago, we decided to explore dog-sitting to bring in a few extra dollars. …