lifestyle, Personal

Week 5 of 3 Month Shopping Ban

Going into week six of the three month shopping ban. It hasn't been too tough...yet. Here is the rundown of what I have spent my money on in the past week (Week five): Groceries- $143.00 Gas - 28.00 Dining out- 25.00 Percentage of income saved this week- 75+% Since taking my job in Sacramento, my… Continue reading Week 5 of 3 Month Shopping Ban

lifestyle, Personal

My 3 Month No Shopping Ban

Having recently read The Year of Less, by Cait Flanders I was extremely inspired by her year long shopping ban. Her story was familiar to me in a few ways. She would walk into Target for 2 things, and walk out with 5. She would order takeout coffee twice a day (YIKES!) or grab a… Continue reading My 3 Month No Shopping Ban

Book Reviews

Self Help and Memoirs- Book Recommendations and Reviews

I've been reading a ton of self help this year, which I never thought I would enjoy, but here are the most recent ones that I've taken a look at! The memoirs I read last year, and these two were the first memoirs I took a stab at, which helped me discover a new genre… Continue reading Self Help and Memoirs- Book Recommendations and Reviews


Happy Valentine’s Day!

I'm not huge on Valentine's Day, but I do love any reason to decorate a bar cart and drink rosé. Here is this years' version of my Valentine's-themed bar cart, with suggestions on how to decorate your own! First of all, I don't believe that bar carts have to always hold only liquor. Mixing it… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!


Empathy Book List for Children

  Empathy Book List- Picture Books Just in time for Valentine's Day! Teaching empathy to children is something we encourage often at the library, especially when parents come in looking for books regarding bullying, being kind, and hurt feelings. By finding everyday opportunities to model and teach sympathetic feelings for other people, children will be more… Continue reading Empathy Book List for Children


The Life-Changing Magic of Marie Kondo

I was hesitant to start Netflix's new show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo in fear that it would make me feel miserable about my own belongings and clutter. Also, who wants to binge watch others clean their house while you are in the couch eating a bag of potato chips? I watched one episode and I… Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Marie Kondo


Women’s March 2019- Thoughts

The first women's march I attended was in Washington D.C. in 2017. This was an unforgettable experience, to say the least. The camaraderie between strangers in attendance was strong. The energy was uplifting and inspiring. We were loud, proud, and solidarity rippled throughout the event. My husband walked along side me in spirit, as he… Continue reading Women’s March 2019- Thoughts