Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spending Challenge Success

Things I’ve done this week that did not cost me money: Thoroughly cleaned my room Researched and applied for scholarships (Anyone know if FastWeb is a decent scholarship site?)  Started (finally) watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix Definitely sucked into … Continue reading

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I was really nervous

Yesterday I started another No Spending Challenge that needs to continue until payday on Friday. Part of my strategy is to use the foods I have at home. Unfortunately, I typically find myself sacrificing either healthy foods or my budget … Continue reading

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Going forward

Now that the race is over (aren’t you sick of hearing about that race yet?!), I have another major goal to think about. It’s difficult balancing two major goals at once, and getting out of debt has definitely been pushed … Continue reading

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A long-awaited NYC Half Recap

My first-ever race recap! I’ll start by saying this race is the coolest thing I’ve ever done, hands down. I probably set myself up for some disappointment for future races by starting off in the awesome city of NYC but … Continue reading

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Surprise! (Again)

One of the major perks of running a 1/2 marathon in March is that I’ve spent all winter indirectly getting ready for swimsuit season. That way, I can go on a spontaneous trip to Florida without any hesitation about being … Continue reading

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Done in 2:57. “Can’t” no longer exists. So incredibly shocked/proud/thrilled and blown away by everyone’s support and excitement for me. Get ready blog, there’s definitely a future in running for me!

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Here goes nothing!

“The miracle is not that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

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What’s the plan, Stan?

The half marathon is 2 days away! I know you’re not supposed to just “wing it” without testing out strategy during training but that’s exactly what I’m going to do in a lot of areas. Here’s my plan: Outfit: I … Continue reading

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The Accessories Swap Event!

I’ve mentioned And Then She Saved as my favorite financial blog a few times now. Anna Newell Jones writes about her strategy to get out of debt and reshape her views on spending and finance. She has given me numerous … Continue reading

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An awesome tip for brides-to-be

One of my best friends, Amanda, is getting married this fall! I am thrilled to be in their wedding and it’s an added bonus that she is a super low-maintenance bride! Being a bridesmaid can be really expensive but it … Continue reading

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