Freezer Meal Swap Group Have you ever heard of a freezer meal swap group? I hadn’t until I came across the term several months back while looking for ideas on how to make my life easier. Here in LA, there is a pretty strong culture of going out to eat. It is super prevalent because […]

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50 Days of Free Fun in LA – Day 2 – Griffith Park Observatory

If you are looking for something fun to do either during the day or after the sun goes down, Griffith Park Observatory is a wonderful free things to do in LA with your kids. My two and a half year old has become obsessed with the planets ever since our first visit. I brought him […]

50 Days of Free Fun in LA – Day 1 – Mason Splash Pad

As I am currently a work from home mom with a rambunctious two-year-old boy, I thought I would start a web series called “50 days of Free Fun in LA.” My goal is to provide some fun and free ideas for you to incorporate into your weekly activities. It has been insanely hot here in LA. The […]

10 Essential Items for European Travel with a Toddler

In April of 2014, my husband, son, and I set off on a two week vacation across London and Rome! I was hesitant to bring an almost two-year-old on a plane for 12 hours to then spend two weeks traveling Europe, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. I am going to be […]

Earning Airline Points for Europe

  I have always wondered what the hype was about credit card points. Like most young Americans, I was taught nothing about managing my personal finances.  At the age of 18, I completely destroyed my credit by ignoring a series of medical bills. Because of this, I have never had good enough credit to qualify […]

Freelance Work: Your money or your life?

That’s right, I am trying to find freelance work. I have been working as a copywriter off and on for the last year. I have held a number of jobs since college, mostly on a career track and working in the non-profit world. However, one of the downsides to working in Los Angeles is the […]

Confession Time: I’m Not an extreme couponer

So, it’s that time “confession time”. I am NOT an extreme couponer. I wish I was, I subscribed to a newspaper to try and become one, but I simply can’t get into the swing of using coupons regularly on my shopping trips. I do consistently review the newflyers, purchase sale items, get rebates when I […]

Goodbudget – An envelope money saving system

Beginning the Journey  With the New Year upon us, it is a time for resolutions and a renewed opportunity to change the direction of your life. I spent 2013 in a bit of blur. As a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) I spend the days as chief operator of our home. Managing the household bills […]

Budgeting for Success in 2014

Beginning the Journey  With the New Year upon us, it is a time for resolutions and a renewed opportunity to change the direction of your life. I spent 2013 in a bit of blur. As a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) I spend the days as chief operator of our home. Managing the household bills […]

You Can Have Your Dream Wedding – DIY

Have a plan I cannot recommend enough, having a plan going into this.  Decide which things you are willing to sacrifice and which things you won’t.  The biggest regret I have is not videotaping the ceremony and reception.  It really is one of those things I should have had at the top of priorities list.  […]