“If It Paid Weekly, I Did It”: My Instagram-Friendly Life On The NZ Road

I couldn’t afford to holiday in Queenstown, but if I cleaned toilets and made coffee, I could pretend to holiday on my days off.

What Price Perfection: Bathing Suit Shopping, Round Two

Over $200 for a bathing suit, though? One bathing suit, and it doesn’t apply sunblock for you or tell you it’s time to turn over or watch out for that rip tide or anything?

Brunch-ian Economics

I like bacon, eggs, and any valid reason to start drinking before noon, but I detest spending $30 for approximately $5 of value.

Life, And Doing Money, In The New Middle Age

What if this is part of our grand cultural delusion that we’ll never get old, and that affects how we save or don’t save for retirement?

Building a Better Pancake

Anyway, I am in denial that Thanksgiving cometh and instead would like to know whose pancake recipe you use. Your family’s? Bisquick’s? Smitten Kitchen? Deborah Madison? I feel like we are not living our best pancake life.

Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $539,000

Things I Would Do Around The House If There Were Wages For Housework

– Clean out the fridge, including the lasagna that has been on the top shelf for four months. The shelf is small and we can almost pretend it isn’t there, but it’s there and it’s getting cold out so we will need the pan for roasting things and oh, someday we are going to have to peer under the foil and face down the demons. Anyway, if you were paying me, surely I would have done this a long time ago.

Things I Am Looking For in The Mid-Sized City of My Dreams

Also I would love a front porch. I would love it to be a bungalow, whatever that means. I want their to be built-in shelves everywhere and a big round tub. Although our shower is too small to lie down in. Our bathroom doesn’t have a sink, or proper ventilation. Mold grows on the ceiling and mildew on the shower curtain. For awhile I was buying us a monthly shower curtain liner and then we discovered we could just…wash it. This was discovered when I was pregnant, so I never was the washer, and I fear that job is coming for me.

The Cost of Bringing a Person Into The World Via C-Section

TOTAL HOSPITAL BILLS: $43,871.25

TOTAL CO-PAYS: $1,000.00

TOTAL UNRESOLVED BILLS WHICH I BETTER NOT HAVE TO PAY BUT I MIGHT HAVE TO PAY AND I STILL HAVEN’T CALLED ABOUT AND THEY’RE THREATENING TO SEND TO COLLECTIONS BUT EVERY TIME I GO TO CALL THE BABY WAKES UP: $1422.00

So You’ve Decided To Join The CSA

It’s that time of year again. I’m seeing flyers in coffee shops and boyfriends lugging bags of soil back from the hardware store and imagining people in urban areas everywhere shouting to each other at parties, “So, you guys doing the whole CSA thing this year?”

Oh god.