There are always things out there to trip us up when we are trying real hard to get this money thing under control.

Don’t fall into the trap that small things are easy, or small things can’t mess up your budget. Wrong-o!

The small things can be the scariest ones of all. We usually aren’t looking for them. They can sneak up on us and the next thing you know that little molehill has turned into a volcano. Erupting. Everywhere. [Read more…]

Let them eat cake! Or was it pie? Well how about quiche?

As you all know, I am now an at home mom. I help the husband some with his business but basically I just run things at Casa Sassy.

Staying home is hard. Do not be fooled. There are not any days of lounging around, being fed grapes and being fanned. Nope, I am honestly trying to figure out how I did it all before and I have to admit I am not sure I did any of it very well. [Read more…]

Convenience is everywhere. You can find just about everything individually packed, from chips to apples to coffee. But – you have to pay for that convenience.

When the husband and I were still in the corporate world, someone in my area purchased a Keurig. Everyone chipped in on the K cups and swore it was better than the free coffee in the break room. The aroma right next to your desk didn’t help.

You guys know how I feel about it, free coffee vs. about $0.50 a cup… The free is just fine with me, the husband – not so much. He came to my area more frequently ‘to see me’ so he says, but he always left with a full cup. [Read more…]

I love cookies. I love all kinds of cookies. I’m trying to figure out how to make cookies a permanent fixture on the food pyramid – in a good way.

The other day I had a dilemma. I know, your thinking ‘only one’? My friend Dave was coming over to discuss some things I got roped into.

I made sure the house was straight, but realized in great horror I didn’t really have anything to put out to snack on. If you have been to my house or know me, there is usually always something to snack on. All I had was a sleeve of fig newtons and a package of iced Pfeffernusse cookies I’ve been hoarding since Christmas. [Read more…]

compost binI love to compost. Who knew?

I had grand ideas of a garden, a compost pile, canning… a real pioneer type woman. For those of you that know me this is very hard to imagine. Even my grandmother snickered. [Read more…]