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Mrs. Maroon

August 5, 2015

Discombobulated

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I do believe I will be coming back the Higher Existence again in the future... like tomorrow morning.

I’m completely out of sorts… I’ve been in a funk for a while… I mean, look at the calendar, 107, one hundred and seven – I haven’t logged on to share anything in 107 days. And just like the last time we had a lapse in posts, I’m chock full of excuses. Oh my, and […]

Mrs. Maroon

April 13, 2015

Like Bills Through the Breeze… This is the Money of Our Lives

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My dad’s family is planning a trip together for this summer – a family reunion of sorts, though no matching t-shirts (that I’ve heard of yet). We do have a particular event drawing us together… My dad’s maternal grandmother will celebrate her 100th birthday. First, I have to stop myself all the time to marvel over […]

Mrs. Maroon

March 26, 2015

Excel is My Friend – A Peek at My Spreadsheet

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Most PF bloggers junkies are self-proclaimed Excel nerds… J$ even coined an acronym for it – SFL (spreadsheets for life). We are no different. Being engineers, the adults in the Maroon household were Excel nerds before we ever even heard the term financial independence. Hell, as our first attempt to combine finances – before we […]

Mrs. Maroon

March 18, 2015

February 2015 Update

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 I know you

Hmmmm… So I got the January update out WAY before my new goal. Not so much for February. I even had a cute pun for yesterday, but here we sit on the 18th, and I’m finally getting around to it. Perhaps I’ve been putting it off because February was a rather spendy month   $3,915     […]

Friday's Frugalities,Mrs. Maroon

March 8, 2015

FF #14 – My New Cleaning Solution

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 Ewww!! (And yes, a little bit of broccoli waiting for its fate with the disposal)

Whoa!! Been a while since the thought of a Friday’s Frugalities crossed this corner of the web. Somewhere along the way, my grand plans for a weekly series went out the window. Oh yeah, and it’s definitely Sunday right now. I’ve warned you before that I’m scatter-brained. But I came across something so great just now I couldn’t help but […]

Mr. Maroon,Mrs. Maroon

March 4, 2015

Liebster!!

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Exciting things are happening here… The folks over at Slowly Sipping Coffee have nominated us for the Liebster Award! This is a way for all of small-time bloggers to share the love with each other. We appreciate it Mr. and Mrs. SSC! First, here are some random facts about the Maroon household: Mr. Maroon * […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 25, 2015

Don’t Treat Diet Like a Four-Letter Word – Same Goes for Budget

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 My goal for our regular diet

Well, I’ve already sunk myself. Diet is in fact a four-letter word. But just because English makes it one, doesn’t mean you need to treat it like one. And you certainly don’t need to treat your budget like one either.   We all have a diet. We all have a budget. No matter whether you […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 17, 2015

Our Anti-Valentine’s Jubilee

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 All children LOVE stickers!

Mini Maroon #1 will be three years old next week — CRAZY!! Mr. Maroon’s family made the trek over from west Texas on Friday for an early birthday celebration. But before they arrived…   School Valentine’s Party Two weeks ago I was handed a list with all of the names of the kids in Mini […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 9, 2015

Are You Too Chicken…

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 Can you believe you can get all of this goodness for roughly $5??

To Cook A Whole Chicken?? At one point in my life, I was. I watched in horror as Mr. Maroon skinned the chicken and removed the gizzards (great visual right??) He had plans to shove a can of beer up inside and roast it on the grill for about an hour… appropriately dubbed the ‘beer-in-the-butt […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 5, 2015

January 2015 Update

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I’m excited to be wrapping up the first month of the new year today. I’m even ahead of my self-proclaimed goal for sharing updates! The fun of working with my new spreadsheet for the year has led me to updating it almost as soon as a new expenditure hits. Let’s see how long this lasts… […]