Month in review: October

Where do I start with this one? October has been absolutely manic for me. My boyfriend and I received the keys to our new apartment at the beginning of the month, and with that, a crazy few weeks of cleaning and decorating (and more cleaning) began. I’ll be honest. The first time I stepped into the new place, I had a near heart attack. The flat was so much dirtier and more outdated than I had remembered. (The last time I had seen the apartment was in March.) That was a bitter pill to swallow. The decorating process has given me more breakdowns than I signed up for. It has been annoyingly slow. And we are still a long way from calling the new place our home. So as I mentally prepare for another manic month of homeownership, here are my reflections on the month gone.

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Milk and Simple Vegan Christmas Cookies: A Recipe

I have something to admit. I am not a great baker. Why share a baking recipe then, you ask? Well, growing up my mother would bake the most amazing Christmas cookies each year. And each year I would vow to myself that I would do the same as a grown-up. Now that the Christmas season is approaching (am I too soon?), my baking thumb started to itch again. So I whipped up a recipe that is so foolproof and easy that even the most inept baker should be able to tackle these simple vegan Christmas cookies. When baking is this easy, even I can partake in it!

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The 7 rules of saving money

I am a pretty savvy saver if I say so myself. Growing up my parents kept a strict reign on the household budget. Not because we were struggling financially, but because my parents were equally savvy with their money. This inevitably rubbed off on me and so I have become an expert penny pincher. I know a lot of people struggle with money. I see it among my friends. They work full-time and make a decent living, yet never have enough money at the end of the month to put into savings. So today, I thought I would share my two cents on all things savings. I hope this goes without saying, but a disclaimer is in place. This advice is meant for people who make a comfortable living, not those who are struggling to make ends meet. Of course, anyone can benefit from these tips, but I wouldn’t want to suggest that poor people are poor because of their lack of saving skills. With that being said, here are my top 10 ways to save money!

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