Whole Foods on a Budget: Expert Tips on How to Save Money (and a giveaway!)

Eric and I were lucky to have Whole Foods come to our home and prepare a fantastic three-course-meal on a budget. But the real purpose of our trip was to see how to actually save money and shop at Whole Foods on a budget. Straight from the Whole Foods experts, here is what we learned on how to save money at Whole Foods ....more

How I Got Whole Foods to Cook Dinner for Us

Everyone knows that Eric and I are huge Whole Foods fans, ever since we started diligently trying to eat clean and healthier a few years ago. So when I saw on Twitter about a month ago, that Whole Foods was tweeting: “If you could wave a magic wand, what would you like to see us do for you?” I, of course, responded that I’d like them to come to my house and make dinner. Duh ....more

I’m Going to BlogHer ’14 and I Don’t Know Anyone

I’ve been blogging since late 2008 and have only attended a handful of blog-related activities. I am really excited to be going to BlogHer ’14 in San Jose, even though…I don’t know anyone else that is going. Not knowing anyone else who was attending made my decision to attend even more surprising because I like to think of myself as an introvert in an extrovert’s body ....more

That Time Jurgen Klingsmann was My Neighbor

I don’t follow soccer. Heck, I don’t really follow any sports. But whenever the world cup comes along, or the Super Bowl, I like to watch and get into it, even if I may not know everything that’s going on ....more

Why I DON’T Want to Buy a House

In true girl fashion, I decided that I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. On Monday, I was ready to buy a house. By Tuesday, I decided to change my mind–I don’t want to buy house ....more

I want to buy a house

It’s no secret that our next big goal is to purchase a house. I find that the decision to purchase a home has become entirely emotional and not so much fiscally practical. Because financially, I’m not so sure that buying is a better option as opposed to renting—at least where we live ....more

How We Started Saving Half Our Income

I had heard of the concept to save half your income when Eric and I were in serious debt, and I always seemed to roll my eyes. Because let’s be honest: those people either made serious dough or were living like peasants. So I continued to glaze over those posts that made it sound like it was even in the realm of possibility that someone could save half their income unless they were eating ramen 3 meals a day or had the funds to make it rain at da club ....more

Why I’ll Never Quit My Day Job

It’s something that happens rather frequently in the personal finance blog community: Millennials quitting their jobs and pursuing their dreams of working for themselves as freelancers and entrepreneurs. Budgeting in the Fun Stuff did it. Making Sense of Cents did it ....more

Girl Shooting Gun

Eric took me shooting last weekend, and it wasn’t as scary as I thought it was going to be. When I first walked into the range, I immediately wanted to walk back out. The noise was just overwhelming, even with my bunny ears on, and I really did sort of feel like I was going to get shot at any point ....more

June’s #21DayFix Weight Loss Challenge

Alright people, swimsuit season is right around the corner and I know I can’t be the only vain one, right? I figured I’d actually put it on blast on my blog and be public about it so maybe that will give me some actual motivation? I’ve been doing well with working out consistently, and have even been mindful of my eating (well, it comes and goes) ....more