On Examining My Grocery Spending

@eatmoredumplings Kale salad will be there for you whenever you're ready to come back! Congratulations on the baby! I just ate $7 worth of candy so I'm not alL "kale salad all the time'

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm 1

On Examining My Grocery Spending

@Louise Belcher eatmoredumplings is right. I use Kale. It is super tough and hearty! I also wait to add dressing until I'm ready to eat it. Usually I add chickpeas, carrots, sprouts, celery, seeds, cherry tomatos and feta.

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm 0

On Examining My Grocery Spending

I average about $30 a week in groceries [from Whole Foods no less!], but I have it down to a science. I pretty much eat the same things every day (mixed nuts and hard boiled eggs for breakfast; salad from home and soup from my company's cafeteria for lunch and salad for dinner) I make a HUGE salad on Mondays and then take portions from it each day. I know this sounds extremely dull, but eating cheaply like this every day allows me to eat much nicer meals at restaurants on the weekend, which to me is MUCH better than making more expensive and diverse meals for just myself during the week.

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm 0

On KonMarie and Me

@El Gran Fluffio I too felt a lot of emotional relief letting go of mementos from parts of my life I don't need to remember and/or need to let go of. I feel a better assurance that the true joy from these memories come from within, and not from objects hiding at the bottom of a long-forgotten trunk

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm 0

On KonMarie and Me

@steponitvelma OH! But Marie does go into how to work through her method while living with other people, but I skipped that part

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm 0

On KonMarie and Me

@steponitvelma I don't have a partner. Actually, doing this process was a treat to myself after my terrible, messy, hoarder ex-boyfriend finally moved out :)

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm 0

On KonMarie and Me

@clo You definitely need to read the book. I am yet to see an article do the entire philosophy justice. Perhaps the 2014 NYTimes article got the closest... I've always described myself as a minimalist, but I never thought that it accurately described my relationship with objects. I hate having a large mass of things, but I am willing to spend more than the average person for a "thing" (kitchen utensil, bookends, etc) that brings true joy to my life. I never thought I had a lot of things until I read the book and followed the methods she described. (i.e. purge by category instead of by room)I was shocked after I started her method how many obsolete or unnecessary items I owned. She not only details how and what to get rid of, but how to organize it to properly value it. She also helped me to create a routine that keeps this organization in line. I have a lot of issues with anxiety, and I've often found that these are frequently tied up into the tidiness of my space. I truly feel joy every time I open a nearly empty drawer, or a dresser drawer with immaculately folded clothing. This method is not for everyone, but I think someone who wants that sort of tidiness in their life will greatly benefit from her methods. I will also warn the book's writing comes off extremely cheesy, which i chalk up to the translation from Japanese and the cultural differences between our country and theirs.

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 10:20 am 1

On KonMarie and Me

Konmarie changed my life AMA

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm 3

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2015 Check-in

Capital One Credit Card (9.8%) February 2015: $548.01 March 2015: $0 Citibank Credit Card (0%) February 2015: $0 March: $1,071 Student Loans (various) February 2015: $27,497.59 March 2015: $27,127.44 Emergency Savings February 2015: $3,014.09 March 2015: $3,406.64

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:37 am 0

On Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

I have to disagree SO HARD. If someone lied to me about the condo, I would probably consider it a dealbreaker. I'm pretty strict on having fiscal honesty in a relationship, but that is probably due to the fact I have been burned pretty badly financially in the past by dishonest partners. Protect yourselves, ladies!

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:18 pm 9