Updates from a No Sugar Month Challenge

Today is August 13, which means I’ve gone 13 days without added sugar! In my last post, when I recapped my Uber Frugal Month Challenge, I mentioned I would be embarking on a new challenge for August. This month, I am doing my very best not to eat anything with added sugar. So far, I have made it through and wanted to share my reflections … Continue reading Updates from a No Sugar Month Challenge

Things I Learned from Doing an “Uber Frugal Month”

Today is the first day of August, meaning that I have made it through the “Uber Frugal Month Challenge” as posed by the inspirational blogger, Frugalwoods, who retired young with her husband and now baby. Her challenge was to prepare yourself for a month of frugal spending and then live as frugally as you can. During the month of July, Mrs. Frugalwoods sent daily emails … Continue reading Things I Learned from Doing an “Uber Frugal Month”

Eating my way through the Dominican Republic

Groan… another food post?! About the Dominican Republic? Yes of course!! Maybe you missed the Dominican Food Week series (part 2 and part 3) from when I lived in Santo Domingo, but have no fear. I was back in June to visit friends and family and also attend a friends’ wedding at a resort. It was great to be back and to see everyone. Besides … Continue reading Eating my way through the Dominican Republic

A Weekend Away: Scenic Views in Westchester

A few weekends ago, I had the fortune not only to have some friends from the Dominican Republic visiting, but also to be blessed with glorious summer weather. We spent the weekend in Westchester, and spent it outside as much as possible. Our goals were to take in some nature and eat well, both easily accomplished in the county. For our first dose of nature, … Continue reading A Weekend Away: Scenic Views in Westchester