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A Place to Call My Own

Well I did it!!! I’m officially moved out (mostly) and living in my own big girl apartment.795 square feet and its all mine–at least for 14 months. I only need about 102,897,456 more things to get it the way I want it. Has anyone else had this problem? Maybe it’s my “type A” tendencies, but I want it to look HGTV worthy right now without spending more than like $500. Do I hear a challenge? My list (and we all know how much I love lists) includes, but is not  ...

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Just Call Me the Consignment Queen

How long can you be considered a “poor college graduate?”  My guess is that my time is limited. Is it time to put on my big girl panties and suck it up? Probably.  How about instead of Poor College Graduate — Frugal Young Professional? I’m liking it. Since I’m saving for my “big girl apartment” and various other things,  I have a {very aggressive} savings plan. {Very aggressive} meaning I’m saving about 90% of my paychecks to get to my goal by  ...

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e, i, e, i….Uh O!

About a month ago, I agreed to house-sit for my boyfriend and his family while they went on vacation. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. Seriously. Welcome to the Ryan farm where there are 3 horses, too many chickens to keep up with, a pig that acts like a dog (complete with barking and tail wagging–I’m not kidding), two bunnies who hate hot weather (hello it’s the South), five dogs, and a cat. Now you can see where I started to regret this. I had to feed  ...

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The Ellzey’s Take Tennessee

My family should no doubt have a reality TV show. It’s only day 4 of Ellzey family vacation and there has been so many things happen to us that I can’t help but think, DOES THIS HAPPEN TO OTHER FAMILIES?!?! Let me give you a brief over view and then break it down for you. Me trying to stick to my diet and get enough WW activity points throughout the day. My family’s grand idea to only eat at local places constitutes for lots of arguing and driving around before anyone  ...

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