I'm trying to maximize our happiness while minimizing our spending. Being frugal doesn't mean you can't have a little fun! Here are a few simple ways that we saved money this week:
It was like a siren calling out to me from my Amazon shopping cart. I needed it. I craved it. I couldn't stop thinking about this... vegetarian cookbook. I had borrowed a copy from the library, dog eared no fewer than 50 pages with post it notes, and had not yet made a single recipe. It was going to change my life and I needed my own right now.
Money doesn't give me meaning, but I've certainly used it unsucessfully at times to try to find it.
In my ideal food fantasy world, every meal that my husband and I consume would be homemade, nutritious and plated beautifully. But after I make it home with a trunk full of (some) organic goodies from Costco, reality sets in. I'm too exhausted from shopping to make food.
I have to admit that I was not a fan when I first started the book. The writing was lovely, but it made me feel uncomfortable as the author bared her soul about her past issues with alcohol and drugs. I just wanted to read a book about finances! Please teach me how to stop overshopping.
I started reading "The Year of Less" last weekend while I was traveling to surprise one of my best girlfriends for her birthday. While I was instantly drawn in by the writing, I found myself getting annoyed by all of the private details that the author revealed about her past issues with alcohol, among other things. Look lady, I wanted to read a book about finances. Not your personal problems.
Our trip to Hawaii was mostly lovely, but one thing that certainly wasn't: prices. While there may be cheaper places in paradise, our hotel was located in Waikiki which certainly wasn't budget friendly.
Mr. Sunshine and I were enjoying another morning in paradise sipping coffee in our hotel room when all of a sudden our phones started freaking out. Now, usually this racket indicates that your area is going to flood or, god forbid, an Amber Alert was issued. Not this time.