Monthly Archives: January 2013

Homemade goods made from Upcycled materials

Check out my GOOT. shop where I sell a variety of affordable things made from upcycled and repurposed materials.  Help me celebrate my 30th Valentine Birthday and enjoy 30% OFF anything in my shop until Feb. 14th!  Use coupon code GOOTIS30 at … Continue reading

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Our FPU Story

Some of you know that one of the major influences behind my personal financial turnaround is the Dave Ramsey method. He’s the radio show host with the southern accent and hilariously old-school approach, and his financial books and course have … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki – Breaking the Mirror

The Japanese have a New Year’s tradition called “Kagami Biraki”, or Breaking the Mirror. It’s a martial arts ceremony that involves demonstrations of skill and a ritualistic meal of traditional foods (no actual mirror breaking occurs). The most important aspect, … Continue reading

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