• A Little Video of Our Wedding Weekend

    Today is April 9, 2012 — exactly one year after J and I got married.:) Most people say the first year is the hardest — and if that’s the case, we’re going to have an awesome marriage ahead of us. It was one the best, most fun years of my life. In honor of our

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 4/9

    1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on rent, cell phone and groceries. The first week of the month is the most expensive! 2. Today I am thankful for my wonderful husband. :) 3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free thing I did last week that made me happy was leave work early

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  • Good Friday

    Happy Friday my friends! It’s Easter weekend! Monday is our anniversary! It’s actually quite funny that these two events are in the same weekend. When we got engaged we were choosing a date (one of the hardest decision for brides!) and decided we didn’t want it near either of our birthdays or holidays. Last year

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  • You Are Good at Things

    I saw this video on Cup of Jo’s blog introducing Andy Selsberg’s new book You Are Good at Things and thought I would share with you all. Even if it’s something small, we are all good at something. I am strangely good at sensing which direction is north. (It was especially evident on our trip

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  • Wellness Wednesdays: An Introduction

    The freedom when I first went to college felt amazing. I could nap when I wanted, go to class when I wanted, and eat whatever I wanted. So that’s what I did. I had (what felt like) an unlimited meal card and would pile as much junk food on my cafeteria tray as my heart

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  • Home Sweet Home

    My favorite place to be is at my parent’s home. Ever since they moved there in February 2009, a month before my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, it has been a haven for healing and rest. Their four-acre lot has hammocks for relaxing, a fire pit for conversation, and a sun room where I

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  • April Goals

    Spring has arrived and I’m optimistic that great things are going to happen this month. How could it not when we’re celebrating our one year anniversary? :) April Goals: Have a wonderful anniversary! Go see Steel Magnolias at NC Theater Meet with a financial planner Have an Easter egg hunt Clean out guest room Buy

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 4/2

    1. The most I’ve spent this last week was for charity. Giving to charity is one of the most painful and rewarding things you can do with your money. It’s painful because, well, it’s your money and you don’t need to give it away. But it’s so rewarding and fulfilling to give away to someone who

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