How our Dream Home measures up to our “Dream Home”

September 1, 2017 Household Living Simple Living Well 34

  It was a year ago this weekend when we drove down a long, paved driveway and first set eyes on what would soon be our new home.  It was Labor Day weekend 2016 and we were eager to see the house we found in a Craigslist ad. Dream Home…? I’ll be honest, from the… Read more

Working Remotely: Key Components for Success

August 30, 2017 Careers Household 30

  On August 15th, I celebrated my first full year of working full time remotely for my company.  I am not a freelancer, entrepreneur, solopreneur or gig worker… I work remotely full time for a Fortune 40 company supporting various business units in end to end strategic sourcing events.  This is my first job out… Read more

My “No Grocery Shopping” Hack Just Got Cheaper

August 25, 2017 Frugality Household Living Simple Living Well Saving 26

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   I woke up on Wednesday morning to a surprise in my email inbox.  I received a nice little note from Google Express informing me that they were discontinuing memberships. My Thought:  “Crap!  Don’t you know that I rely on Google Express… Read more

Leveraging our Property for Half a Pig

August 21, 2017 Household Living Well 50

Mr. Adventure Rich and I were thrilled when we bought our dream home and property last year.  Ten beautiful farmland and wooded acres with the “right-sized” house located towards the back of the property, creating a private, pristine setting for what we hope is our family’s “forever home”.   The Property Dilemma While we counted… Read more

Adventure Challenge #2: Walk It!

July 21, 2017 Adventures Household Living Simple Living Well 32

  In our second Adventure Challenge, we challenge everyone to “Walk It!” more often… Walk It: The Story Last night, after wrapping up dinner with AR Jr, my eyes wandered over to the jar of chocolate chip cookies Mr. Adventure Rich had whipped up on Tuesday night. “Wouldn’t a cookie and milk be a perfect… Read more

Hard Work and Yard Work

July 17, 2017 Household Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 21

Friday evenings are odd in the Adventure Rich household. I (Mrs. Adventure Rich) tend to be in full blown “it’s the weekend!” mode, ready for my two days off from my Monday through Friday job. Mr. Adventure Rich, however, is not quite there. His job currently requires a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, resulting in Fridays… Read more

We Found Our House on Craigslist

July 14, 2017 Family Household Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance 49

Yes, you read that correctly, we found our house on Craigslist…. …just writing that title makes me feel soooo #millennial Let’s back up a little. The Cross-Country Move In mid-July 2016, Mr. Adventure Rich received a job offer in northern Michigan.  The offer was a big blessing.  It was our chance to move back closer… Read more

What’s in Our Wallet: Cars and Trucks Edition

July 7, 2017 Household 18

Happy Friday!  I hope you all are keeping the summer holiday spirit going and heading outdoors for an adventure with your friends and family!  Our “What’s in Our Wallet” post this week is a bit of a stretch… we are covering our cars and trucks.  Let’s just consider this part of our “metaphorical wallet”. In… Read more

Chief Mom Officer’s Interview with Mrs. Adventure Rich!

July 5, 2017 Careers Family Frugality Household Interview Personal Finance 2

Happy Wednesday, July 5th!  I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. The Interview In lieu of a post today, I wanted to send you over to read my (Mrs. Adventure Rich’s) interview with Liz a.k.a. the Chief Mom Officer (“CMO”).  She was gracious enough to interview me for a series she is… Read more

I Don’t Grocery Shop Anymore

June 26, 2017 Family Household Living Simple Living Well 15

I don’t go grocery shopping anymore…   Well, that’s not entirely true.  I rarely go grocery shopping at a brick-and-mortar store anymore.  In other words, I outsourced my grocery shopping!   As a full time working woman, wife, mother and any other variety of titles that translate to “I’m busy!”, I have learned that I… Read more