An Adventure In Going Outside My Comfort Zone

December 11, 2017 Adventures Family Living Well 37

  This past weekend, I went outside my comfort zone (and I’m so glad I did!).   Let me back up a little.  After Mr. Adventure Rich and I moved to Michigan last year, we wanted to start establishing ourselves in our new home by becoming part of the community in little ways.  We found groups… Read more

Our Hearts are in California

December 9, 2017 Family 11

  Mr. Adventure Rich and I woke up Tuesday morning to news flashes that there were several fires in southern California.  Sourthern Californa has plenty of wide, open expanses of farmland, forest, and unihabited brush and we initially thought that these were just a few more “normal brushfires”…. you know, the kind the local hand… Read more

Podcast Interview on Marriage, Kids, and Money!

December 6, 2017 Careers Interview 12

  This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Andy Hill over on the Marriage, Kids, and Money Podcast (Episode 59: How Do I Get My Spouse Onboard With Budgeting)!  Andy runs both a blog and a podcast under that same name (Marrige, Kids, and Money) and has an inspiring financial journey including a… Read more

Is it Worth it to Visit Family on Holidays?

December 4, 2017 Family Saving 30

  Every time Mr. Adventure Rich and I return from visiting family over a holiday, we look at each other and say the same thing:   “We shouldn’t travel to see family during the holidays next time.”   While this may seem counterintuitive, we are becoming more and more convinced that non-holiday family visits are… Read more

Net Worth Update – December 2017: $314,270.68 (+$8,231.85)

December 1, 2017 Investing Net Worth Updates Personal Finance Saving 20

  November was a month of busy work days, a sans-toddler date night/staycation for Mr. Adventure Rich and I, and a visit to New England to see Mr. AR’s family for Thanksgiving.  We are adjusting to the time change and shifting our closets to winter-ware (bring it on, Winter 2017/2018! #prayforsnow) Mr. Adventure Rich and… Read more

Three Books On My Reading List That Aren’t Even Available Yet!

November 29, 2017 Blogging Education Personal Finance 26

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)     As we shift towards the colder weather and a hint of winter drifts through the air, I am working hard to embrace the cold and get out every day.  But I would be dishonest if I led you to believe… Read more

Cyber Monday Can Make Sense (+ a Note of Caution)

November 27, 2017 Frugality Saving 16

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   Happy Monday!  Are you all still feeling the turkey-fueled calling for naptime like I am?   Today is Cyber Monday, the day online retailers slash prices and attempt to create a feeding frenzy without the Black Friday lines and 3 am… Read more

What I Won’t Be Doing on Black Friday… and Why

November 24, 2017 Saving 8

  Can you guess?!?   You got it… I won’t be shopping!   So, what will I be doing?  Well, we are visiting Mr. Adventure Rich’s family this week, so my plan is as follows.   #1-  Complete our #ARStreak Goals     We are on Day 2 of a 40 day “Adventure Rich Streak Challenge“!… Read more

A Brief Turkey Day Thank You

November 22, 2017 Family Living Well Philosophy 20

  I promise, this will be short and sweet (just like the homemade pie you will hopefully be enjoying tomorrow!)   I just want to say “Thank You”.   Currently, we are visiting Mr. Adventure Rich’s family.  We will be starting our Turkey Day off with a 5K (Mr. Adventure Rich and I) and a… Read more

Adventure Challenge #8: Let’s Go Streaking! (Intro to the #ARStreak Challenge!)

November 20, 2017 Adventures Living Simple Living Well Running 52

  Yes, you read the title correctly… I’m asking you to join us as we streak towards 2018!     Um, Streaking?     Let me explain…   I recently heard about the Runner’s World winter “Run Streak”.  The Runner’s World magazine is challenging readers and runners to run at least one mile per day… Read more