Budget, DIY

Budget Chandelier for our Living Room

by Richard Furleigh Come with me on a DIY/Home improvement story in electrical work! *Disclaimer! I am not a professional electrician, I’ve acquired skills over the years through practice and learning from others that I feel confident enough to do these things and try to teach you. If at any point it feels like it’s… Continue reading Budget Chandelier for our Living Room

Budget, DIY, Living creatively

Gifts Made with Love: and sometimes blood, sweat, and tears

~Kristen Furleigh Sometimes gift giving can be stressful "Ahhh, I have NO. IDEA. WHAT. TO. GET. (Insert person). Life is awful!" Other times gift giving can be brainless ex: Run to the store, pick up first item you see, purchase, leave. When it comes to gift giving, second to the experiences and time option from… Continue reading Gifts Made with Love: and sometimes blood, sweat, and tears

Budget, Driving

Buying our Subi: Tumbleweed

By: Richard Furleigh “Buying a car is fun!!” - no one ever When searching for our latest vehicle here in Reno we began with not a list of vehicles, but with a list of things we wanted out of our vehicle and the whole time we were focused on making the car buying experience work… Continue reading Buying our Subi: Tumbleweed

Budget, DIY, Living creatively

The Magic of the Thrift Store Pt. 2: Housewares

~Kristen Furleigh Thrifting part dos! Richard and I have been able to furnish our rental primarily with finds from the thrift stores around town. It takes time and you have to be patient. You have to be willing to go without for a little bit when what you are searching for isn’t readily available. The… Continue reading The Magic of the Thrift Store Pt. 2: Housewares

Budget, Living creatively

The Magic of the Thrift Store Pt. 1: Clothes

~Kristen Furleigh How much do you think you spend on new clothes? Where do you get them? In my experience clothes can get really expensive, really fast, even if you shop at clothing discounters like Ross, Marshalls, or T.J. Maxx. Most people don’t shop there though. They shop at Target, department stores in the mall,… Continue reading The Magic of the Thrift Store Pt. 1: Clothes

Budget, life, Living creatively

Your morning coffee says more than you think

by Richard Furleigh Think back to one of the last purchases you made, what were some of the reasons behind it? Was it a trendy piece of clothing that you got because it looked good, groceries you needed to stock up on, coffee at one of the many roastery options out there because you needed… Continue reading Your morning coffee says more than you think

adventures, Budget, Exploring, Friends, fun, graduate school, New York City, travel, Uncategorized

It’s Blog Writing Weather

We are out of school, the snow is falling and unless you are playing in it there is no reason anyone would want to leave the house. All in all this means it is time to sit in front of the computer and fill in some missing adventures here for you all. The Mrs. Penguin… Continue reading It’s Blog Writing Weather