Category: Monthly Challenge

Monthly Challenge May – Mindfulness Meditation

Yay alliteration! Deciding to do a meditation challenge this month was a no-brainer. Having recently finished a particularly stressful week at work which concluded in a very busy string of nights over the weekend, I’m acutely aware that my coping skills are lacking. I’ve had other outlets in my life – running and music (I

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Frugal Month – Final Summary

Sipping coffee on our deck enjoying gorgeous spring weather and blogging. Good life. 🙂 What did we spend the last few days? Day 29 – $3.00 (snacks for oldest son at rugby practice) + $15.19 (2 lb bag coffee beans – very important!) Day 30 – $7.00 (Patreon- Sam Harris) + $20.00 (babysitting) Total =

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Frugal Month – Week 4 recap

What did we spend this week? Day 22 – $8.50 (camera lens cover) + $115.73 (grocery) + $26.21 (household supplies) Day 23 – $308.22 (prepay for Disney in fall) Day 24 – $80.47 (utilities – gas) + $110.39 (insurance) Day 25 – $20.66 (grocery) Day 26 – $34.54 (alcohol) + $15.00 (babysitting) Day 27 –

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Frugal Month – Week 3 recap

Onto week 3 of our frugal month challenge. What did we spend this week? Day 15 – $9.99 (online game) + $86.30 (grocery) + $27.00 (gas) + $100 (Martial Arts fee) Day 16 – $156.60 (gym membership) + $16.40 (Kansas toll fees for multiple months) + $10 (charitable donation) Day 17 – $163.65 (oil change

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Ozzie (Pawsie) gets a haircut

Ozzie, or as our youngest likes to call him, Pawsie, is our mini goldendoodle. He’s a super adorable cuddly well-behaved ball of fluff, and while he is an absolute zero shedder, the trade off is that he needs regular brushing and grooming.

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Science City

We LOVE Science City.  Seriously love this place – enough that we splurged on a season pass, which more than pays for itself over the course of the year and means we don’t feel like we need to stay a long time during any one visit to “get our money’s worth,” particularly important in the

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Deanna Rose Farmstead

We took advantage of a warm sunny day, and again went outdoors. I’d heard about Deanna Rose Farmstead from friends and coworkers, but had never actually taken the kids before – today was a perfect opportunity! Admission is free from 2-5 pm Monday-Thursday, and otherwise reasonably priced at $2 per person. Certain attractions such as

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Cave Springs

We were fortunate to have warm temperatures and a bit of sunshine today, which meant lots of outdoor time. We spent the morning on a trail next to our gym, and after lunch decided to check out a new spot. Since we had other plans taking us toward the eastern part of KC, we swung

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Overland Park Arboretum

Spring finally arrived today, which meant we took the little robots outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Our destination? The Overland Park Arboretum. Admission is free every Tuesday, although still reasonably priced the rest of the week ($3 per adult, $1 child 6-12 yo, free 5 yo and under). Let’s just say the

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Money Museum

I’m off work this week, so the name of the game is frugal family fun. We started the morning with a mix of the usual activities – gym, piano lesson, Lego club. Since spring refuses to show up, we opted for an indoor activity this afternoon, and hit up the Money Museum at the Federal

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