Getting Out of Debt: Where to Begin

By fall of 2013, I knew I had to make a drastic change. My spending habits had spiraled out of control in the wake of my mom’s death, leaving me reeling with grief and more than $5,000 in consumer credit card debt. My student loans sat in forbearance accruing interest while I watched as the…

How to Look Great on Any Budget

Trends come and go, but a good sense of style never goes out of fashion. Luckily, style has nothing to do with the name on a label or the price on a tag. I’m of the opinion that you should wear whatever you like, everyone else be damned. Whatever makes you feel comfortable, confident and…

Connected Through Loss on Mother’s Day

It all started when my mom passed away. The months leading up to December 19, 2011 were some of the hardest of my life. It was the end to a slow deterioration dementia had cast my mom, and thus our life, into that brought everything crashing down around me. It took a herculean effort to…

April Favorites

I’ve always wanted to do a favorites post, so I thought why not? It will be fun to share with you some of the things I’ve found myself loving lately. This list comprises items I purchased in April along with past favorites that were in heavy rotation during the past month. Enjoy! I Movie Alexis…

In the Wise Words of Steven Tyler…

Dream on. Those two little words, they contain so much meaning. And while they’re often said sarcastically, as in Yeah, right… Dream on,  that isn’t how Steven Tyler meant them. Instead, it as if he’s saying dream on because we all have our dreams. Dream on because if you don’t, you might not make it. Much…