Adventure Challenge #5: Friday Night Lights

September 13, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well 26

  With the leaves changing and a chill dancing across your face, what is your quintessential autumn activity? Is it donning your sweaters and scarves for the first time?  Raking a pile of brightly colored leaves?  Perhaps it is heading to your local pumpkin patch to pick out this year’s front porch guest of honor.… Read more

Money Map Musings

September 8, 2017 Investing Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance Philosophy Saving 9

  In our last post, I unveiled the Adventure Rich Money Map.  This map details the flow of our money to and from various accounts, giving you a peek into our money management.  This idea came from a few bloggers who created maps earlier this year (I’m looking at you Budgets on a Stick, Apathy… Read more

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

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

Adventure Challenge #4: Get Sandy

August 23, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well 12

There is something special about feeling the minute grains of sand squeeze between your toes as you burrow you feet deep into a layer of warm, dry sand.  Or the feeling exfoliating grit that presses against the soles of your feet as you walk along a wet shoreline, leaving imprints as you go. I love… Read more

Adventure Challenge #3: Go Watch the Sunset

August 10, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well 22

When was the last time you saw the sunset?  This past week?  In the past month? Now, what if I were to ask you the last time you truly “watched the sunset”?  I mean, when was the last time you took the time to watch the sun slowly descend out of eyesight (whether it melted… Read more

A Recipe for Spontaneity

August 4, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 29

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   The Adventure Rich family is a fan of, well, adventures!  (go figure)  And many of these adventures end up being last minute spontaneous adventures spurred on by a dose of inspiration… “It’s a beautiful evening, let’s go for a walk!” “What… Read more

Five Lessons from the Uber Frugal Month Challenge

July 31, 2017 Frugality Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance Saving 24

Goodbye, July, make room for August 2017!  We are on the final day of the Frugalwood’s Uber Frugal Month Challenge: July Edition.  Our newfound frugal muscles are now warmed up and ready to workout a bit more often as we move forward. What was the Uber Frugal Month Challenge? The Uber Frugal Month Challenge outline… Read more

A Frugal 2nd Birthday for Adventure Rich Jr!

July 28, 2017 Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well 18

Happy Birthday, Adventure Rich Jr.! That’s right, AR Jr. turned a whopping 2 years old (where has the time gone?!?) this week!  He is quite the little man, talking more and more each day, challenging us to running races down the driveway (yes, really… take after his mom much?) and reintroducing a sense of wonder… 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