Frugality and Consumerism Are Not Opposites

If I have any readers with any actual knowledge of economics, please feel free to correct me on anything here.

There are *certain people* in my extended family who love to give financial advice. It basically is to live as cheaply as possible, save every penny, and invest it. Eventually, you will be rich, if you are still alive, and then you’ll be happy. Because buying things doesn’t make you happy. Only having a lot of money that you don’t spend makes you happy.

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Simple Girls Room in Queen Anne Pink

This post is a short tour of my older girls bedroom. I just painted it Queen Anne Pink and rearranged things.

The room is simple, not the children.

As soon as I heard the name of this paint color, I had to have it. The actual color, a warm and soft coral pink, was just a bonus. It’s a Benjamin Moore historical collection color. They always have a touch of black to keep the color from looking too crazy.

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Lunchbox Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Filling

Here you will find a recipe for chocolate cupcakes, a vanilla cream filling, and an easy chocolate frosting. They are perfect for your child’s lunchbox.

My little peanuts are very tired from their first few weeks back at school, so I baked them these chocolate cupcakes as a special treat. They were so tasty, with a light and soft texture that is like a boxed cake mix. So many cupcake recipes turn out tough and dry, or just blah, but I promise this one is tender and perfect.

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