Cutting Off the Cash Cow

The past few weeks have been expensive. Some of it was planned expenses (the down payment on our September trip to Slovenia/Austria/Italy and the downpayment for the cottage in PEI where we spend a week each summer) and some of it was me going a bit hog wild because I received a nice royalty payment … Continue reading Cutting Off the Cash Cow

February’s Big Plan

February - the shortest month with the busiest schedule. Why does that always happen? I'll break my goals up into Financial, Professional, Personal. The financial section is pretty self-explanatory--it's all about the money; the professional will encompass my writing, not my day job because that's pretty same ole, same ole and so long as I show … Continue reading February’s Big Plan

Monthly Wrap Up – January

So, as it turned out, January wasn't quite as productive as I had envisioned it would be, but I still managed to get things done. I always think I have more free time in my off-work hours than I actually do and sometimes, a girl just wants to sit down, decompress and not task herself … Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up – January

The Pro & Con of Shiny and New

I have an iPhone 6. It's just over 2 years old and according to my cell phone provider I am ready for an upgrade! Do I want/need an upgrade? Yes to the want, but need? Well, let's review: In the Pro column: The iPhone 7 has a superior camera and my phone is what I … Continue reading The Pro & Con of Shiny and New

Stripping Down

In early December, I ordered The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees in the hopes this book would (1) assist me in cleaning out my closet, and (2) give my style a bit of a reboot. I have a pretty good idea of what my style is, but my current wardrobe isn't quite matching up with … Continue reading Stripping Down

The Road Ahead

Here we are ~ January, 2017. This isn't just any other new year for me either. In a few short weeks I hit the big 5-0 (when did that happen??). The sudden realization that I'm entering the second half of my life puts an odd urgency to things that wasn't there before. I want to get things done, things I've … Continue reading The Road Ahead

My Addiction

My name is Kelly and I'm a knitter. That's only partly true. I am a knitter. I have an Etsy shop and everything. But in the past two years I haven't had much time to knit, so in truth what I have become is a yarn hoarder. Because while I haven't been knitting much, I have continued … Continue reading My Addiction

The Unintentional Minimalist & His Wife

My husband is a minimalist, though I'm not sure he was aware of it until we watched the documentary The Minimalists on Netflix last night. (Great documentary - check it out if you haven't already.) JB hates spending money, is completely averse to debt and would be happy if all he owned was a bed, a few … Continue reading The Unintentional Minimalist & His Wife

The Moratorium

In an effort to purge unwanted / unnecessary items from the house, I have come to the sad realization that this will not be accomplished if I keep buying new things to fill their vacated space. Therefore (heavy sigh) - a moratorium on shopping must be called. Now, I love shopping. I really do. But … Continue reading The Moratorium