Five Things We’ve Done to Hit Our FI

2017 is the first year that we have aimed (on purpose) to hit FI/FIRE/Financial Independence. We've taken to being minimalist, frugal, mindful, and happier. We've still traveled, but we've saved over 4000 since year open. It's been a long first year with many setbacks and expenses. At the same time it's hard to believe that …

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Mindfully & Positively Thinking About Appropriation

It's a hot topic, but should we even be so hot about it? Cultures have come and gone, traded traditions with others, and never had an issue. So why then, is it a problem all the sudden? I'll tell you where I side along with the facts I used to get to get there. Read my opinion and tell me. Is it evolution or appropriation?  Does it even matter in the long run?

Frugality for Female Issues

A subject that not many are willing to talk about. The female period. It's taboo, strange, and wrong, but most importantly it shouldn't be any of those things. We should be willing to talk about it, we should be willing to share information. If we talked more, there would be less shamming and more acceptance. …

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Modern Privilege: Changing How We Look at Life

In today's world, we see lots of talk about acceptance. We want people to accept our gender, our size, and our orientation; yet there are many times when we don't accept theirs. I think that there are a few factors to this situation and while I'm not a sociologist, I think I have a decent perspective on the subject. To me, the first thing we need to do is get rid of is privilege. This post took me over two months to complete in which time I debated whether or not to even post it. Read what I think; and tell me, what do you think?

MadDogge as a puppers on a beach at 8 weeks old

Dog Toys for a Toy Lover… on a Budget?!

We have a vizsla. More specifically, MadDogge is a 60lb male vizsla that loves toys more than any dog should. We got him when he was just a young puppy and have had him ever since. When I first learned how much MadDogge loved toys, we had a hard time keeping up with his demand. He could tear up a box of toys before you could blink. Over time we learned a few things and he calmed down (teething was awful). If you are having trouble keeping you pet entertained on a budget, you've come to the right place. Tip #1: Don't shop at Petsmart.

A Single Brick [Re]Starts a Path

When I was young, my grandparents had a pool way back in their back yard. When I was a toddler, there was a brick path connecting the porch to the pool. Over time, this path disappeared until one day I saw a single brick. This brick's story is over, but the lesson it taught me has helped me to control my life. Life isn't something that gets in the way. Life is a think that you can control, it's a thing that can get out of hand, but can be caught again and put back on the right track. This post is step one in controlling your life and getting all those bricks back in order.

MadLady’s Bricks on a Path Bucket List

How many friends do you know that can identify set goals without too much thinking? I don't think I know any off of the top of my head. I believe that most of us move along from one day to the next without much thought about how we are advancing out lives. I've been guilty …

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