• Paying off my debt

    I took a financial peace university class when I was a senior in college, and decided when I graduated I would focus all of my financial energy to pay off my student loans. So that’s what I did. I moved to DC, got my first big girl job, and slowly month by month paid off my

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  • Playing hookie on our anniversary

    Life as an adult is largely uninteresting and filled with responsibility. So my philosophy is, if you find a moment that is unique and special, you gotta celebrate it. I didn’t think I was an especially sentimental person until I got married and realized I could make up any celebration or tradition I wanted. As our first

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  • Buying our house

    J and I agreed we wouldn’t start the house-buying process until July 2013. Logistically, and financially, it just didn’t make any sense to start it any earlier. I saw our house listed on the market in early May last year, and I knew it was the perfect house for us. I was sure it wouldn’t still

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  • Doing the Whole30 diet

    All of the reasons why I’m glad I did this diet are listed in this post. :) And yes… I owe you guys the recipes I made and my meal plans from that month. Eeks! I gotta go find that food journal and write it all down for you guys…. Have you ever done the

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  • Trying long distance

    You know how people say you’ll fall in love when you’re not looking? I never understood when that would happen. I was always looking. I wanted to be in a relationship so bad in college, and was always looking for The One. Well, “those people” are right. The one time in my adult life I was

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  • Listening to podcasts

    I started listening to podcasts when I was training for my marathon two years ago. After you’ve been running for two hours, music starts to get reeeeally old, so I decided to see what the world of podcasts was all about. Turns out, it’s awesome! I used to wonder what kind of people would listen

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  • Using the library

    There are a few government programs that I think our nation does well, but one of them is libraries. You can borrow books, audio-books, movies, and Internet for FREE! What a treat. PS – We are halfway through this series, hooray! Do you have any feedback, for the next 15 days? Is there anything you want to

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  • Using airplane mode

    You know that little setting you use when you’re in an airplane? Turns out it can be used on land, and it’s awesome. As we all know, smartphones are great. Instant connection and communication and information. AMAZING. But as we also know, that all-the-time connection can be exhausting and draining and addicting. NOT AMAZING. I

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