10-second tip: how IFTTT can save you money.

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Do you know about IFTTT? It’s such a great way to get instant notifications about time-sensitive information.

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Popsugar’s epic fail. A tale of scandal and woe.

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This is the story of PopSugar’s meteoric rise and epic fall from grace. Read on to learn the scandalous details.

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Can you spot the mistakes in this phishing email?

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I almost fell for this scam email from “America Airlines.” Can you spot the mistakes? Bonus points if you can do it without having had your morning coffee yet!

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I’m saving $5,000. Want to join me?

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Disney World, I’m coming for you. I’ve come up with a plan for how to save up for this extravagant vacation – without taking a dime from our family budget. This post is the first in a series of many (how many? who knows?), in which I will detail my process and progress. Follow along if you like!

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Hosting a party for National Mom’s Nite Out.

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Did you know that National Mom’s Nite out was a thing? I actually had no idea before a few weeks ago. I love the idea, and I’m planning on incorporating it into my life. Sometimes it’s good to just take a break, with no expectations and no agenda. Happy Mother’s Day!

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10-second tip: DIY in-flight cocktail kit.


I am a big fan of the cocktail. There’s something so compelling about the process of mixing a curated selection of ingredients together to achieve a tasty new drink. Here’s what I’ll be mixing up on my next flight…

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Sigh…identity theft.


I am really vigilant about protecting my identity, but now it’s possible that I’m being targeted for identity theft as we speak. Only time will tell. ARGH.

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Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive highlights and tips.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Love this place. Especially with kids. We recently got back from six nights at this resort, and it was the most relaxing vacation we’ve had in a long time. If you’re planning a trip there (or are thinking about going), here are a few highlights and tips that might be helpful.

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Beauty buys: best of April.


While I love discovering and using new beauty products, I find that there are certain products that are always in my makeup bag, and ones that I reach for most often in my bathroom cabinet. In other words, they’re staples.

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Why I shop in bursts, and how I made over 14,000 miles last week.

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I recently found an old list in a Yahtzee box, and it reminded me of why I like to shop in bursts.

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