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Archive for February, 2015

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… […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 2, 2015

Moneystepper 2015 Savings Challenge

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We are very happy to be participating in the Moneystepper’s 2015 Savings Challenge. I have been woefully lax in preparing for it, but seeing how the calendar has turned to Groundhog Day, I think it’s high time I get serious about it.   In short, the participants submitted financial goals to achieve for the year […]