In this latest turn of events...

In this latest turn of events…I am now the official 3rd grade teacher at a very small Catholic school in a nearby town. I’m not even sure how it happened. The day I got my rejection letter (the Monday before this last one), I applied for a job there. On Tuesday they called me in for an interview. I interviewed on Friday. They offered me the job on Monday. I accepted yesterday....more

BOGO 60% Off School Uniforms at Target Today

Yep! It’s time for school uniforms to go on sale at your favorite retailers. They’re BOGO 60% off at Target online...more

More than 20 Eco-Friendly Hape Toys Lightning Deals for Monday

Lots of eco-friendly Hape toys on Amazon’s Lightning Deal list today. All are Prime Early Access. 10 am ET:...more

The Surprising Way I Became a Personal Branding Expert

Most take to word “expert” too seriously and are intimidated by the notion that they too can possess such a title. ...more
Great advice, especially in this brave new world of social media!  Authors face this every day. ...more

In Conversation with Erica Wassinger, Co-Founder of The Wareham

   In Conversation With is a series of interviews with prominent women that inspire, motivate, and intrigue me. These interviews originally appeared on SharpHeels. ...more

Free Shipping at Pottery Barn Kids Today [Plus 4th of July Sale]

Shipping is free on all orders today only at Pottery Barn Kids. That sweetens up their 4th of July sale considerably: All beach towels and wraps are up to 40% off. Super hero collections are up to 40% off ....more

Lackluster June 2015 Debt Update

So remember how we had a no-income month of May with hubs’ business? That really hurt us in terms of our ability to make big debt payments. I even said at the beginning of the month that we were going to cut out some of the debt payments all together (like the car payment and balance transfer loan, which don’t have minimum payments currently due), and pay minimums on everything else ....more

Is Minimalism Your Cure for Clutter and Debt?

We all have our Kriptonite when it comes to impulse shopping and buying more than we need or even want. For me, as a self-proclaimed brown girl bibliophile introvert, I can’t pull myself from Amazon without spending at least $50. A sweet circuit of joy courses through me when I come home and find those boxes in my mail box or if they are too big, leaning against my door ....more

Homemade Mondays week 139

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle....more

June 2015: What I bought, watched and read