New Year Resolutions

Most people start the year with a goal or resolution to change something about themselves. However something comes up or one simple falter and the next thing you know, it becomes next year’s goal.   How do we achieve those goals?  It’s as simple as the saying, “mind over matter”.  If you mind it, it…

Sweet Loving Lemons

When my husband and I first married, we purchased two trees.  One was a dwarf Meyer lemon tree and the other was a dwarf key lime tree.  So far I haven’t killed them.  We always had the joke, between the cold winters and our marriage, if the trees died it means we must divorce or…

Job Interview While Pregnant

I’m aware in this modern day society, and it being the 21st century and all, there should never be any discrimination for a person applying for a job.  But having been a manager for the last … Source: Job Interview While Pregnant

Pressure Within

As I’ve continued on the job search, I’ve realized that being five months pregnant I should start realizing that I am having this baby soon.  I also should start realizing that I’m showing, and despite being well qualified I need to put finding a job to the side and focus on the things that truly…

November Grocery Reduction – RESULTS

I didn’t do so great this month.  I started out really trying and then with the four day weekend and not preparing as well as I could have, the budget suffered.  If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.  Or I need to accept the words of today: “do or do not, there is…

Trying Helps You Stay Financially Frugal

Most people are concerned about the future.  Being unemployed now, my husband and I continually fret about what we are doing financially for the future and not just covering the basics now.  There are the choices of no family holidays and throw everything into a 401K or a mortgage to pay things down sooner, but…

Plentiful Eggs

Here in the Midwest, I’ve been used to paying $2.00 per dozen of eggs.  It’s just been the normal fact of life, I think it’s been longer than I can remember.  Last year with the bird flu, the price for a dozen eggs shot up to more than double, $4.00 per dozen.  I went to…

Job Interview While Pregnant

I’m aware in this modern day society, and it being the 21st century and all, there should never be any discrimination for a person applying for a job.  But having been a manager for the last several years in my professional career, hired, fired, promoted, and demoted all those necessary, I can say sometimes what…

Moroccan Food – Date Night!

This was my husband and my first date night since I lost my job.  I used a groupon and we decided to try a Moroccan restaurant in town.  It was absolutely wonderful.  In fact, it was so good, we demolished the appetizer before we could take a picture!  In the first picture, my husband had…

Preparing for Baby

Does life get more complicated when you go from 4 to 5 in your household?  I know life was hard when we went from 3 to 4!  But I believe that was the nature of the child that we had for our youngest.  Currently, my husband and I, while drastically cutting down expenses, we are also…