Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions


So its the second day of the new year and by now, most people have already broken their New Years resolutions.  I’ve totally been guilty of it before.  Heck, I’ve been guilty of breaking them within hours of making them.  This is the exact reason I don’t make them anymore or rather never really made them or took them serious. Continue reading

The Post I Wasn’t Going to Write

I wasn’t going to do one of these reflection posts.  I saw and read every one else’s and just didn’t want to do one.  I didn’t feel like going back through the 261 published posts and recapping what an awesome blogging year 2013 was for me.  Although it was a great year for me in general, for many different reasons…I just didn’t feel like recapping it.  Its almost like that term paper that you know you have to write, but don’t know where to start to so you wait till the last minute and burn the midnight oil getting it done.  Recapping 2013 was gonna take work, so much has happened, my brain is just too full.  Continue reading

Red Velvet Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting


Red Velvet Cake is one of my favorite cakes of all time.  I even made red velvet cookies a few months back, and they were a real hit!  This past Christmas I decided to bake a homemade Red Velvet Cake for the first time ever.  The night before Christmas Eve I did my first run through of a recipe I’d found on Pinterest.  Needless to say, it was a fail…for many different reasons.  The main ones being that the recipe said to cook the cake on 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.  This couldn’t have been more wrong!  I should have skimmed a few other recipes, and compared (which I later did). Continue reading

52 Week Savings Challenge

Its nearly the new year and its time to get those resolutions in  order.  For me, one of the main differences going into 2014 than when I went into 2013 was the fact that my husband and I have a new baby.  It used to just be the two of us, so budgeting wasn’t really a big deal.  This upcoming year we have to buckle down and make sure we’re being a responsible as possible and allocating our money in the most appropriate ways now that we’re a family of three.

I’m sure many of you have seen the 52 Week Money Challenge all over the web.  I remember seeing it last year and thinking it was a good idea, but never got around to doing it.  Well this year both Hubs and I are on board and committed to doing this challenge.

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