• Money Matters


    I went to Target the other day and spent a boatload of money. You know how it goes: Go into Target for a few things. Leave with $100 worth of stuff. It happens every time. Anyway, one of the things that I obviously needed to buy (and actually inspired this post) was a bottle of amazing-smelling coconut […]


    Grocery Shopping Q & A

    November 8, 2012

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    Thanks so much for all of your grocery shopping questions! I responded to them in this post, and I hope you find my answers helpful. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m a dork and love meal planning/saving money at the grocery store, so I’m more than happy to help in […]


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    In the past several weeks, I’ve received a ton of questions from you guys asking for cheaper and at-home ideas for CrossFit. It seems that quite a few of you want to try it, but don’t live near a CrossFit location and/or don’t have the funds to afford a membership. With that said, here are […]


    A Cheaper Cup of Coffee

    October 14, 2011

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    Hi, friends! After breakfast this morning, I headed to Starbucks to get some freelance work done. I don’t usually work in coffee shops (mostly because I’m cheap and don’t want to spend money), but I switched it up today because I really needed to get away from my usual distractions (i.e. Murphy, Twitter, gchat) and […]


    Creative Spending

    March 18, 2011

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    Good morning! Happy Friday! Rumor has it that the temperature is supposed to hit nearly 70 degrees here in Boston today! Wahoo! Heat wave! Hopefully, the warm weather will inspire me to buy some new fresh flowers. I think my daffodils have seen better days.  Breakfast I’m not sure if it’s the nicer weather or […]


    Tax Time

    March 2, 2011


    I promised you guys a few more posts about navigating my finances and business as a full-time blogger (aka being self-employed). I’m not going to say that I have it all figured out (because I don’t), but I am slowly getting there, and, hopefully, what I share on CNC will be helpful to you– or at […]


    Blog Bank Account

    February 25, 2011

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    Carrots ‘N’ Cake finally has its own bank account! I went to Bank of America this morning and opened a separate checking account for my blog. So, between the two of us, Mal and I have seven different bank accounts!! I know it sounds crazy, but it works for us. Up until now, all of […]