How Creating a Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

Do you have a morning routine? Two months ago, a friend of mine (Ms. Nonhle Beryl) told me about her morning ritual and how it sets the tone of her whole day. Since then, I haven't been able to get it out of my head because I'm always stressed in the ...more

8 Tips to Go From Burned Out to Badass

Around this time last year, I was totally exhausted; I had spent the last two years working 60-70 hours a week. I was often up at 5 a.m. with a cup of coffee in hand, answering emails, solving problems, and generally just getting stuff done before ...more

Is Your Time Worth More Than You Think?

Time is our most valuable resource. Yet, we are all guilty of driving further down the road to get gas for five cents cheaper, taking on a time-consuming home improvement project, or going from store to store just to snag a few sale items. We ...more

5 Things You Should Know Before You Start Working From Home

A while ago, we wrote about tips to get your boss to let you work from home. But working from home isn't always roses and butterflies. ...more

Being a SAHM Is My Financial Contribution to Our Family

I'm certain I'm one of those stay at home moms you would hate. I complain about my kid regularly, about how I don't have much time for myself, and how I shouldn't be spending money on this or that. Hate me if you like, but while I confess to my ...more

Why Did Buying Groceries Online Make Me Feel So Guilty?

A few weeks ago, I ordered my groceries online and had them delivered. It felt like an extravagance—a 1 percent kind of luxury that I shouldn't be able to indulge. But a friend of mine, who is a working mom, told me to do it. I balked that it would be more expensive. "It isn't," she insisted. "You can shop the sales, and because you stick to your list, you don't spend as much on impulse buys." The nominal delivery fee was waived if you got up to $100. I always get up to $100, even when I shop at discount stores. So, I tried it. Here's what happened....more

Why I Don't Feel Safe In Public as an Orthodox Jewish Woman

I know I may seem different to you, strange even. We look different, we keep mostly to ourselves, and we basically live in our own little bubble. I understand that you don't "get" us, but I don't understand why we deserve the hatred directed at us. ...more

I Am Proud (and a Bit Jealous) of My Adult Daughter

When I was 25, my life was a mess. I had left a brief mistake of a marriage, moved in with my father and his girlfriend, went back to a job I had left a year before and started over again. Shortly after, my grandfather died....more

Dear Diary

 Dear Diary,I don’t usually write in a diary because I think people will read it when I am dead and assume asinine things about me. I’d rather write where everyone can read it while I’m alive, and still think asinine things about me. At least I have control over what people see....more

La Collection Marie-Antoinette

There will be an auction at Christie's. Via Tiny-Libarian ....more

There is no meaning to life

Fair warning, today’s post might get a little philosophical. I think I gave it away in the subject there, but there is no meaning to […] ...more

Crisis in International Religious Freedom

From First Things: Unfortunately, ISIL is succeeding in its attempts to stamp out the region’s Judeo-Christian heritage. According to Wolf, there were roughly 150,000 Iraqi Jews in 1950. Today there are fewer than ten—a shocking statistic in its own right, but also an ominous sign in light of an old regional saying: “as go the Jews, so go the Christians.” Indeed, ISIL has its own version of that saying: “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.” In other words, ISIL is systematically expelling, converting, or exterminating two ancient faiths in sequential order ....more

Friday Favorites – October in Full Swing

Happy Friday my loves. ...more

I Hate Online Dating for the Same Reason I Love/Hate Forever 21

I hate online dating for the same reason I equal parts love and hate Forever 21. It’s completely overwhelming....more

Buffalo Soldiers

From History: Following the U.S. Civil War, regiments of African-American men known as buffalo soldiers served on the western frontier, battling Indians and protecting settlers. The buffalo soldiers included two regiments of all-black cavalry, the 9th and 10th cavalries, formed after Congress passed legislation in 1866 that allowed African Americans to enlist in the country’s regular peacetime military. The legislation also brought about the creation of four black infantry regiments, eventually consolidated into the 24th and 25th infantries, which often fought alongside the 9th and 10th cavalries ....more

Sleeping In in Anderson, IN.


Sleeping In in Anderson, IN.


One Room Challenge | Guest Bedroom Week 1

A day late and a dollar short, but it's on. The One Room Challenge: 6 weeks, hundreds of bloggers, and a room transformation for each participant to tackle. I've seen so many ladies and blogger friends agree to take on this challenge that I feel inspired to hop on board myself ....more