Adventures in Downsizing

Z attempting to help pack as well.

This post isn’t really about OUR adventures in downsizing – we’ve only had bit roles in these grand adventures. Instead, I’ve made an attempt to interview Mama PoP about everything that she and Papa PoP (remember, these are Mr PoP’s parents) have been undertaking over the last year (yes, a year!) in downsizing from […]

Cushy On Our Tushies!

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After years of preparation, here we are… finally sitting pretty. Well, sitting *on* something pretty. And for that I have to thank Frugal Paragon, for being such an awesome inspiration. And my mom, for sitting me down and teaching me something I wasn’t really nuts about when I was nine years old well enough that […]

Is It Easier To Be Kind When Your Financial Life Is In Order?

This picture has nothing to do with this post, but this adorable otter showed up in our backyard earlier this week and I fell in love!

A couple of recent interactions left me reflecting on how kind so many of our “FI” friends are and I started wondering if this was more than just coincidence.

Meeting Up With Friends From Ecuador

This picture has nothing to do with this post, but this adorable otter showed up in our backyard earlier […]

Happy (Last) Friday – Joshua Tree National Park

Last Friday, Mr PoP and I got the chance to go to Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. We were in the area for a combination vacation/work trip and were able to grab a day to see some of the wildflowers that have been blooming thanks to the rains that absolutely soaked parts of […]

All Bike Commutes Are Not Created Equal

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Nearly 4 years ago, I started bike commuting to work and loved (nearly) every second of it. Recently, though, I’ve definitely taken note of how spoiled I have been with the quality of my bike commute route. As so often comes to mind when I run into situations like this, I channel Joni Mitchell singing […]