Budgeting | May 2018

May was our first month of Dave Ramsey-style budgeting.  We did a rough budget in April, but it wasn’t as accurate as it could have been, not to mention the trip to Ireland throwing some things off–no grocery expenses, but more spending money. I receive my paycheck on the 15th and the 30th.  Prior to…

Financial Peace University

Hello again!  It’s been a busy few months–much more on that to come!  In celebration of our recently slightly-more-free schedules, I’m happy to discuss one thing we just finished up: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week course offered by Dave Ramsey, a financial professional with years of investing and…


Why hello there! Long time no post, and, more accurately, long time no verbal post!  Let’s chat a little bit about what’s been going on… Fiance and I visited our first wedding venue. We also decided that this is THE venue. Surprise visit to my parents to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Fiance and I began…

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Temple of Vesta, Roman Forum.  Rome, Italy (July 2013)

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Red flowers, mossy rooftops, and the Siena Duomo.  Siena, Italy (March 2014)

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Orange flamingo bicycle in Sarasota, Florida (December 2016)

Too Many

I had a lot of trouble writing this post.  The idea’s been tumbling around in my brain for a week.  And I’ve known exactly what I want to say.  But knowing what you want to write and actually getting the words out are two different things and, frankly, I wasn’t sure I had the guts…

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The mountains beyond Lake Zurich.  Zurich, Switzerland (April 2016).

The City So Nice They Named It Twice

How many songs can you think of about New York City? I counted 6 off the top of my head, and I’m sure I could name dozens more if I put the old noggin to it. The weekend of January 13 marked my fiancé’s first trip the the Big Apple. We had Carnegie Hall concert…