@thegirlieshow My father read this article in the WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303277704579349283584121344 He then declared that avocados "are the new blood diamonds" (direct quote) and banned them from my parents' household.
Pennsylvania is so haunted because we have Gettysburg. Duh.
But wait: What is (unofficial) Billfold mascot Mr. Biscuit doing for Thanksgiving?
My friend's little brother gives everyone an ice cream scoop as a wedding present, regardless of whether or not it's on their registry. His line of thinking is that people are usually happy and celebrating when they eat ice cream, and he wants to be a part of these happy moments and milestones. It's inexpensive and such a sweet idea!
@Equestrienne Although I guess May was a little more costly due to a $250 speeding ticket from the lovely state of New York...
I own a car, which is paid off (best feeling EVER!). I spend $150-$200/month on fuel, insurance, and maintenance.
I'm a diligent couponer and spend $50-$60/week for 2 adults and 1 cat. I know it's weird that I included the cat, but he eats grain-free raw food and it's pretty expensive. I did not include the horse because he eats more/better than all of us. Combined.
If I had a crazy amount of money, I would probably pursue owning a Gericault. Am I awful for admitting that?
One of my closest friends has celiac disease. Her favorite gluten-free snack is hummus and apples. It sounds so strange, I know, but it really is delicious! Also, gluten-free beer is revolting.
I like entertaining at my place for brunch. When I know I will have overnight guests, I prepare a frittata the day before and just pop it in the oven the next morning. It's a great way to use up leftovers/veggies from the week that are about to be discarded. Just add eggs and stale bread! It's great because my friends think I'm the best hostess ever and I'm essentially using them as human garbage disposals.