Yesterday was my family Christmas celebration, so I didn't get to start cooking till 10 or so last night. On the plus side, I took home enough leftovers that I only need to come up with suppers this week! My husband doesn't like kidney beans in chili, but since I like chili, I've had to … Continue reading Cheap Eats- 12/18/2018
As I've alluded to previously, I don’t really do Christmas presents. Or decorating, or baking, or really anything else Christmas-y. Nothing against the holiday origins or the concept of spending time with loved ones, but Christmas has kind of turned into an orgy of buying and consumption that I don’t feel like joining. Now, I'm … Continue reading Not giving and getting presents is awesome
So about three weeks ago I was browsing realtor.ca to see what the housing market looked like in my area when something caught my eye. A house around the corner from me was listed for almost two times the price that we paid for ours a few years ago. Now, it had been renovated more … Continue reading Big changes coming
This is being posted a day late simply because I was busy last night, so I didn't have time to summarize what I spent all afternoon cooking. Turns out when you drink a bottle of wine over four hours you aren’t really in the mood to write coherently when you get home at midnight! Today … Continue reading Cheap eats- 12/11/2018
I have a pretty strict view of debt. It's bad. Even in my most spendthrift years, I never let myself carry a balance on my credit card. I use it all the time for the points, but I've never bought anything that I wouldn't be able to pay off at the end of the month, … Continue reading Do people really think this is a good thing?
If I turned vegetarian, I could probably spend less than $200 a month on food. I've noticed a pattern with all my food posts showing that I usually spend half my food budget on meat. This week is no exception. However, while I could easily see reducing or removing meat from my meal plan if … Continue reading Cheap Eats: 12/3/2017
If there has ever been any question about if I'm a nerd, it can probably be settled by any mention of my deep, abiding love of spreadsheets. My dream job would be just me and Excel, locked away in a room far away from other people. Since I haven't found a way to make that … Continue reading Yay, it’s spreadsheet time!
In addition to being the time of year where everyone is expected to launch themselves into a frenzy of consumerism and consumption, we're also now entering the time of year where it seems like every other person you see is collecting money for some cause or another. To be honest, most of those causes are … Continue reading When not to be cheap
Today's post is a day late simply due to the fact that I had the day off today. Instead of spending my Sunday afternoon cooking for the week, I spend Sunday afternoon raking leaves and clearing dead plants from the backyard, and pushed out cooking to today. I just remembered now that we have dinner … Continue reading Cheap Eats – 11/27/2017
Black Friday deals are traps designed to separate you from your money. That's what I'm repeating to myself today, anyway. Today is the day when the official Christmas shopping frenzy begins. It's 10 am here, and half my office is empty as a result. If it's anything like past years, people will trickle in throughout … Continue reading Eyes on the Prize