Money

The best rule I’ve adopted for my no-buy (so far)


Even now, only ten days into my no-buy as I write this, I am starting to see some of the positive changes that getting control of my bad money habits can bring. Nothing major, yet, but sometimes even a little change, tossed into the stagnant pond of bad habits, can have a ripple effect.

Take for example, what is probably my favorite rule of my no-buy so far: don’t buy treats disguised as groceries. I found this rule while I was reading through other people’s posted rules lists, and I am glad I did, because I probably never would have articulated it on my own. It was definitely one I needed, though.

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Food

I have joined the cult of Instant Pot


If there’s one thing both the weight loss bloggers and the frugal mom vloggers can agree on, it is that the Instant Pot is amazing. And you know what? They’re kind of right.

I admit that I am late to the Instant Pot party. I had a more old-school pressure cooker when the Instant Pot first rose to prominence a few years back, that I literally only used for rice, but it was enough excuse for me to hand-waive the idea of getting something new.

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