I Never Wanted a Barbie Dream House
On my drive to work this morning, an old Barbie Dream House had been left out on their curb for bulk trash day. And of course, it’s raining, so it was a wildly depressing sight. But the size of the thing! That dollhouse, now crumbling and filling with water, must have been up to my hip…
The Troubled Relationship Between Time and Art
Back in college, my friends and I invented a day of the week known as Twunesday. Twunesday fell between Tuesday and Wednesday, and all events that didn’t fit within the constraints of our seven-day week were scheduled on this day. When will I write that paper? On Twunesday! How about taking a nap? Twunesday is an excellent…
Finding Your January Beach
It is very chilly today in North Jersey and something funky is going on with our heat. And by something funky I mean it isn’t turning on. Fortunately, because it’s a super old house, the pipes that heat my upstairs neighbors run through our floor, and since those are incredibly hot, they warm our apartment at…
January List of Awesome for Your New Year’s Resolution
At least in the world of blogging, I have remained rather silent the past several months, only emerging out from under my writing rock yesterday, just before the New Year. While comfortably hibernating, I have been surprisingly busy otherwise, mainly focusing on trying to get my stubborn creativity rolling again. It happens — you have a…
The Financial Diet- Survival Job Publication
Hello all! Though I took a mini blogging hiatus last week, I’m excited to announce that I had an original article published by The Financial Diet, a marvelous website that simplifies navigating a healthy financial lifestyle. They also published my article several weeks ago, about backwards budgeting.
A Day of Rest and a Pot of Soup
I think it’s important to find your specific way of resting. If all our other daily activities are unique to our personalities, then our methods of rejuvenation can be as well. The important thing is to strike the balance between rest and nourishment.
The Financial Diet Publication
Publication saves the day! Today started out with me throwing my tea mug across the room and ruining my work laptop. So to say the least, finding out that The Financial Diet published my article about Backwards Budgeting significantly turned the day around. I really enjoy these ladies, so I highly recommend wandering around their…
An Unexpected Tale of Perseverance
The story of my morning has three characters: a spider, the Quick Chek Man, and me. The Resilient Spider For the past week, a brown and black spotted spider, about the side of a nickel, has taken residence in our driver side mirror. When he isn’t building his web, he crawls inside the casing, angrily taking…
Backwards Budgeting: For National Blog Posting Month!
In honor of NaBloPoMo (or National Blog Post Post Month) I took on Blogher’s challenge to write about something I feel I am an “expert” in. To say I am an expert at budgeting is VERY far from the truth, but when it comes to somehow keeping our heads above water while freelancing, I have some experience. So…
It’s official! After nearly 5 years, I have purchased perhaps one of the longest URL’s in history: Maybetherewillbecupcakes.com. If you are willing to type that baby out, then you are a true dedicated reader, and I love you. Five years ago I started this blog on an angsty afternoon in my Astoria apartment after a job…