From the monthly archives:

August 2009

I personally use Netflix, but this deal is almost too good to pass up. Today first-time users can enroll in a six-week trial of Blockbuster by Mail ($26 value) for free! Just go to Blockbuster.com, sign up for an account, and use the promo code groupon. Pay attention to the expiration date, though! If you […]

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Menu Plan: 8/31 – 9/4

by Karen on August 31, 2009

Tony has always been a more adventurous cook than I am. It’s not that I don’t like to try new things; it’s just that I think I know what I like, and I’m content to stick with it. But one of the many reasons that Tony and I are a good match is that he […]

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The first of many Sunday slide shows to come

by Karen on August 30, 2009

Well, I paid a small fortune for this camera, and the good news is that it’s absolutely worth it. Just as I suspected photography is easier and more fun with a fantastic camera, and we’re having such a great time with it. The bad news? You’re going to have to endure a weekly slide show […]

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TGIF Round Up: Friday Fun Edition

by Karen on August 28, 2009

I’m so grateful for all of the kind words of support on yesterday’s post. I was incredibly nervous about posting it — so nervous that I actually woke up in the middle of the night, changed my mind, and canceled it. But when I woke up in the morning and read over it again, I […]

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A personal story about anxiety & depression

by Karen on August 27, 2009

This is a post I’ve been thinking about writing for months. In the beginning, I wanted to keep this blog about money. But now that I’m writing more about lifestyle and well being, I feel like it’s appropriate to share something personal about myself that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share here. Several […]

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Things to consider when making a big purchase

by Karen on August 26, 2009

Last weekend, I made a huge purchase. I bought a camera that cost almost a whole paycheck. Yikes. We’ve been thinking about it and saving for months. I planned to wait until we saved enough, but I realized that I could buy it now with the money I’ve earned from this here blog (thanks for […]

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Menu Plan: 8/22-8/28

by Karen on August 24, 2009

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend doing nothing at all. We went to the grocery store and the gym, but other than that we didn’t leave the house and barely left the couch. After last week’s marathon road trip to 3 different cities across 2,000 miles, a weekend of nothing was exactly what we needed. […]

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TGIF Round Up: Finally slowing down edition

by Karen on August 21, 2009

I can’t thank all of you enough for the support and encouragement on my post about homesickness. I’ve found so much support in the blogging community for the past two years, and I know that all of this would be so much harder if I didn’t have such wonderful readers and bloggers to help me […]

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Even though Tony and I live 10 minutes from the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, we’re just not really into the beach. I don’t like to be wet, Tony doesn’t like to be hot, and we’re both too paranoid and neurotic to allow ourselves to get sun tans. But I just found these […]

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