Wednesday, 14 June 2017



It’s time for the obligatory “get to know me” post.

Where do I even start?

I guess as Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, [it’s] a very good place to start.”

I’m an underemployed millennial, married with 2 cats, a mortgage, 2 cars and very expensive taste regarding food, drink, and d├ęcor. Now, as I’m sure most of you already know, the terms “underemployed” and “expensive taste” go together just about as well as oil and water.

I can’t even explain where my taste for these luxuries comes from; I was raised in a family that, while by no means was bad off, did not put great expense into the extras, as it were. My parents worked hard and taught me the value of a dollar. We lived comfortably. When I wanted something that was deemed non-essential, I paid for it. My mother, a whiz when it comes to budgeting and money management, could do wonders with a bank book.


I want pretty things.

I want wild mushroom risotto paired with an Oregon pinot noir.

I want the hand-hewn, wrought iron wall hanging because I I want a unique piece for my house.

In other words, I am a bit of a snob.

I also have relatively little disposable income.

This is where this blog comes into play. While I can be extravagant in my wants, I am still a product of my parents’ upbringing and can be extremely practical (thus being able to budget the house and cars). I have learned that if I want the luxuries while still being able to make my bills and put cash into savings, I have to be willing to make sacrifices in other areas… or, even better, get creative.

This blog is about a couple of things: it is about finding creative solutions to help satisfy your classy cravings, tips and tricks for money saving and management, projects you can do at home to save yourself money and so much more. Essentially, I’m doing the legwork so you don’t have to!

Thank you for coming to visit. I hope that through this blog, we will be able to take a journey that will indulge our caviar tastes on bologna budgets!

Proof and point - here I am not two weeks ago sitting waiting for a winery tour wearing a thrift shop sundress.


  1. Good to see you back to blogging! Can't wait to read more!


  2. Yay I'm so excited for you!!! Can't wait for our next adventure and to hopefully read all the wonderful things you write!!! ❤