We have good news! With recent interest in our site and a recent availability to travel, we have separated our travel section into it's own site, One Mad Adventure! It will have everything travel from places to see to reviews of products. See the sister post to this post right here.
We don't have resolutions in my house. Each New Year's we take a look our life and see how it fits with us and what we should improve. You see, for the most part, new years resolutions are things you think you should be doing, they're not always things you are really determined to do. If they were, you might have begun them before a new year. How then, do we change who we are?
How much space does one human need? What about one human and a dog? What if half way through the lease someone moves in with you? What if you adopt two cats, what then? This post talks about space. Minimalism in your space, which can also lead to savings in your bill, more traveling, and a happier life. Seems dramatic? Maybe, but it's all true. This is a post about living life in your first space.
It's snowing. Yes, on December 8th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA it is snowing. It truly is the end of the world. Regardless of our impending doom, let's talk about the holidays. This is the follow up for a surprisingly popular post about giving less on Christmas.
Life has always been and will always be a little complicated. Some people have it worse than others but we all struggle with something. It might be what to eat, the job we have, how to meet our deadlines, or even how to keep a roof over our heads. The goal here isn't to solve those problems, but to make life around them simpler, thereby making it easier to deal with them. Here are ten ways that everyone can use to make life just a little bit simpler, easier.
Eloping is ususaly just runnign off without anyone knowing and getting married. That's a bit old for me. This is about the why's, how's, and if's of your own version of eloping. Hopefully it will get you thinking and help you decide what you really want to do. Also, sorry for the lack of postings recently.
The wonderful part of giving our time is our gift of a smile. Today I am introducing The One Smile Movement. It's November, the beginning of a time for giving in the US. Yet, we often find ourselves asking. Asking for gifts. Asking for help. Asking for food. Asking for awareness. Asking for equality. Asking for change. While some of these things are real and should have been accomplished years ago, I think it's time we try switching our tactics. Maybe giving is the best way to get. Through giving, we get fulfillment, joy, and satisfaction. We create moments and awareness. We celebrate memories and enjoy time. Best of all, we get a smile.
Wedding lists are all over the internet, yet here I am adding another, why? Recently, I saw a wedding article about how a wedding from 1970 just isn't possible anymore. You can read it by clicking here. This post argues a different look. A look into why, why we need all those things and if it is indeed possible to get everything for less, or do it yourself. It's tips of a sort. Tips on how to ensure a cheap ahem, frugal wedding, a minimalist wedding, or just a wedding away from debt. This is a continuation of the Marriage series under the Life section of our site. MadMan and I are in the middle of getting married with a budget of less than $10k! You can read all about our engagement, picking a venue, getting a dress, and getting invitations and how to save on each of them by clicking on those links!
I began this blog six months ago with the goal of keeping myself accountable and helping both me and MadMan grow and reach our goals. I can't believe it's been six months. Time for a re-cap and future look.
As you know, we tend to laugh at tradition as we go through life. We see most traditions as a way for companies to get more money under the guise that it just must be done, not that it need be. Engaged, we are going through each step of the wedding process and talking about it here with the same mindset. We are trying to give advice on how we saved money yet still got the stuff of our dreams to the best of our abilities. From the venue and the dress to the invitations and eventually the photos. This week, we dealt with the invitations.Why do it old fashion and "by the book" when technology could save you thousands?