I’ll take you to my Etsy shop.

I’ll take you to my Etsy shop.

In the quest for the right project, it’s important to ask yourself this question: What do I already do, like doing it, and could potentially be paid for it? My answer was easy: Do creative shit and hope that other people want to buy it.

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Budgeting Week One: it’s still very sad.

Budgeting Week One: it’s still very sad.

Okay, so how much do I have to save to take a yearly spending of ~$26,000 and turn it into $625,000? Is anyone interested in purchasing any of my organs? My liver will be on discount following the number crunching that is this month. I've been feeling good about my late 20’s but now I’m pissed that I’m 28 am very not prepared.

budgets are sad.

so, so sad. needless to say, i haven't gotten far past the denial stage of grieving and/or coming to terms with my credit card debt. on the upside, i took a step in the right direction... i linked all of my payment information to a mint account. now all of my guilt can be consolidated [...]

2018: the year i [might] get my shit together

2018: the year i [might] get my shit together

When I was in my prime as an angst-filled youth, I wrote myself a note. It said that if I made it to 28, everything in life would fall into place. It promised all would be peachy and perfect, my issues would be minimal and I could eat ice cream for dinner without requiring 17 [...]

Considering going keto? Start here.

Considering going keto? Start here.

Since I began a ketogenic diet in January, a number of people have messaged me asking what they need to do to get started. I had a small list and one piece of wisdom I could offer with confidence: “Eat fat.” Since that’s not exactly the most helpful, I put together something more substantial for the next person that asks me how to keto.

How I Found the Right Collar for my Leash Reactive Pup

How I Found the Right Collar for my Leash Reactive Pup

My first child was unplanned. The irony in that is that she herself had unplanned babies 2 months into bringing her home. For those of you who don’t know me personally, I didn’t have a human baby that had 2 more human babies at 2 months of age. I’m clearly talking about my poodle, and yes, of course I consider her my child. Those of you who say dog moms need to stop, well so do you!

10 things you may not know about me, but now you do

10 things you may not know about me, but now you do

#9. I’m midwestern AF. I grew up in St. Louis, went to highschool and college in Minnesota and moved to Chicago 4 years ago. My favorite pastime is eating. Ranch dressing is my ketchup. I apologize for everything. I wait in line just like I’m supposed to and am polite to strangers. I have a real weakness for cookies and bars, hotdish, and pretty much anything on a stick, but even so, don’t have the capacity to commit the midwestern cardinal sin - I will never take the last serving.

Congratulations! And no, this doesn’t mean we’re next.

Congratulations! And no, this doesn’t mean we’re next.

This year, Todd and I have acquired quite the collection of wedding invitations. I am not saying this to brag about how cool and popular we are because that's a given, I'm merely making an observation. One that confirms that getting older requires a lot more responsibility and holy shit, weddings are expensive.

My 5 Favorite Issues with Ketosis

After the success of my first keto-related post (read about it here), I've returned for an encore. This one? Much more serious. Adhering to a strict way of eating, regardless of what type, can be frustrating. I've had plenty of moments where I've considered giving up, buying myself a cake and eating the entire thing in [...]