On We Are Not Spa People

@Meaghano I think it's really interesting that these "grooming" experiences are so deeply equated with bonding in our culture. Maybe it all goes back to monkeys eating insects off each other...

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm 0

On We Are Not Spa People

Confession: I am one of those people who has never been to a spa because I'm weird about strangers touching me. My boyfriend's friend asked me to go for manis/pedis (which I have also never done), and I was FREAKING OUT about confessing my weirdness to some one I'm still getting to know! Thankfully I was at a dog show so I had a "normal" excuse.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0

On Why Honeycrisps Cost So Much

I accidentally fed my horse a Honeycrisp. He typically gets "reject" apples from local cider mills. I'm sure it was the best apple of his life.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:38 am 2

On Our Guacamole Is at Risk

@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.

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm 0

On So, Why Is North Carolina So Cheap?

Pennsylvania is so haunted because we have Gettysburg. Duh.

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 am 1

On How Are You Spending Thanksgiving, And What Will You Spend?

But wait: What is (unofficial) Billfold mascot Mr. Biscuit doing for Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm 1

On What Did You Spend on Your Last Wedding Gift?

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!

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm 2

On How Much Do You Spend on Transportation Each Month?

@Equestrienne Although I guess May was a little more costly due to a $250 speeding ticket from the lovely state of New York...

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:49 am 0

On How Much Do You Spend on Transportation Each Month?

I own a car, which is paid off (best feeling EVER!). I spend $150-$200/month on fuel, insurance, and maintenance.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:48 am 0

On How Much Do You Spend on Groceries Every Week?

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.

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 10:37 am 0