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How Much Do You Spend on Groceries & Toiletries?

How Much Do You Spend on Groceries & Toiletries? I spent all of Q1 (January, February, and March) tracking what my household of two adults spends on groceries and toiletries. Mainly because I’m a data dork (just like my husband). But also because I absolutely love talking about budgets. I’m always curious to know how on par our spending is compared to other couples.

Hubs and I have a pretty solid system for how we split bills and expenses. In addition to our utilities, all groceries and household items fall under my umbrella. Anything from peanut butter to our weekly produce, to paper towels, to cleaning supplies. Anything that needs to be purchased for the home in order for it to run smoothly is my duty. Eggs, coffee, flour, beer, bread, hand soap, trash bags, wine… you get the point.

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How I Spring Clean Every Year

How I Spring Clean Every Year

There are certain chores that we’re forced to do on a daily and weekly basis in order for us to run smooth, clean, and well kept households. You know, like laundry, vacuuming, wiping up the bathroom counters, dusting, taking…

How to Effectively Work From Home

How to Effectively Work From Home

Once or twice a week, I have work from home days. These are my admin days where I’m creating menus, writing up grocery lists, tracking my expenses, replying to inquiries, responding to emails, etc. I’ve never had a job…

The Little Easy Things For a Better Monday

10 Little Easy Things For a Better Monday

Oh hello, Monday morning! I may be alone when saying this, but I adore Mondays. They are by far, your best bet for setting the tone right for a productive, healthy, and happy week ahead. Sure, that also means a full work week ahead…

Money Diaries

Money Diaries | Volume No. 4

Is it me, or does it seem like Spring wants to come early this year? Welcome to another installment of Money Diaries! Today is Volume 4, and I’m pumped to share with you what I spent my money on.…

TED Talk | Embracing the Near Win

TED Talk | Embracing the Near Win

OK, so it’s no surprise that I’m a lover of TED Talks. Exhibit A, B, C, D, and E. I was looking for a dose of inspiration earlier this week, and came across Sarah Lewis talk. Entitled Embracing the…

Money Diaries | Volume No. 3

What a week! We were busy bell to bell between work, home reno projects, and everything in between. Oh, and the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington. Seriously, what a week! Here is what I spent my money on,…

Why Monday's Don't Actually Suck

Why Mondays Don’t Actually Suck

I’ve never really understood why people gripe so hard about Mondays. Like, sure the weekend is over, and you have to get through another five full days before the next one, but guys. Mondays actually don’t suck. And I’m…

2017 Goals

My 2017 Goals

You didn’t think that I’d let the month of January slip away without doing at least one post about what my 2017 goals are — did you? No, of course not…. Broken down by category, here are some of…