Explore: ROAD TRIPS!!!!

California here we come… right back where we started from…
Whether that made you think of the OC theme or the old 1920s song… that was our theme for the first half of July! Two California trips almost back to back and we got to explore all sorts of things! Continue reading

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Budgeting: Focus on what you’re budgeting FOR

It’s a little embarrassing to admit that the first time I really put myself on a budget was when I was in grad school.┬áBefore that budgeting either didn’t exist because I didn’t have to worry about budgeting much more than how I would manipulate my school lunch allowance to get maximum amounts of coffee without passing out from starvation (I had a stressful high school experience) or just the general mantra of I don’t know how much I’m making or how much stuff costs but I live by the basic rule of nope I can’t afford that and make myself miserable. Continue reading