Garage Sale Season is Upon Us, and We are Lightening Our Load!

I love garage sales. Or yard sales. Whichever you prefer. I’ve never understood the difference (because when I was growing up our garage sales were always held in the yard since we didn’t have a garage), but I’ve always suspected a classist distinction. Regardless, I love going to them. I love having them. I love … More Garage Sale Season is Upon Us, and We are Lightening Our Load!

Sabbatical Test Drive: 5 Small steps to get you (and your wallet) ready for an adventure of your own!

Taking a year off is going to be life changing, and at some point we both realized that we needed to do more than save money and make lists to prepare for it.  We needed to PRACTICE for our sabbatical, our Found Year. What does that mean exactly?  Well, it started with a realization that … More Sabbatical Test Drive: 5 Small steps to get you (and your wallet) ready for an adventure of your own!

Minimalism Challenge:  5 weeks to a simpler, well-balanced life

“Minimalism is about creating space to live simply and meaningfully; it’s about living intentionally.” ― Laurie Buchanan, PhD In preparing for sabbatical, I started to think about all of the things I would need to give up in order to live more simply and on a much smaller budget.  So I decided to do a 30-day … More Minimalism Challenge:  5 weeks to a simpler, well-balanced life