Rachel‘s 2020 Resolutions

I am one of those people who like to create resolutions upon the commencement of a new year. I like the idea of a fresh start and a clean slate; I like self-reflecting on what I have done well and where I have fallen short. For the past few years, I have tried several times […]

Shopping Ban Combination Update for February & March 2019

Let’s avoid the throat clearing and get straight to the point. I have been fabulously failing at sticking to my shopping ban rules for both February and March. I feel like I am at confession and I feel rather ashamed for failing so fantastically. Where do I start? Let’s start with my kitty crazed obsession […]

Shopping Ban Update for January 2019

On my way to work this morning, Brian cranked up Biggie Smalls “Hypnotize” as I am constantly singing the “refrain” (not sure if that is what you would call it).  The song put me in a great mood to start the day and of course Brian got a laugh out of my off beat groove […]

Oh the Opulence at Incheon Airport…

One of the great joys of visiting an airport when traveling internationally is hitting up the duty free shops to bring back some unique snacks, alcohol and/or cool useful souvenirs. I have always marveled at the fancy shops I could only dream of shopping in if I were to make a six figure income times […]

Shopping Ban 2019…

I have attempted a shopping ban a few times over the past few years, and I have failed.  I don’t think you can go hog wild on ceasing to shop all together unless you have a reasonable outline of what is allowed and what is not allowed, and you check in monthly for accountability.  I […]

Impulse Shopping

Being a self proclaimed shopaholic, I have been prone to impulse buys, and I come by it naturally. My Mom is a Shopaholic and one of the worst kinds, she doesn’t feel like she has a problem, and she feels she can justify her large bills all summed up into a four letter word SALE! […]

Shopping Ban & Weight Gain = Muffin Top

Some of my followers know that between December and early April, I was recovering from an invasive foot surgery. I was in a hard cast for six weeks and then a walking boot for seven weeks.   It was a hard time for me not being able to hit the gym and pump those happy endorphins […]

Shopping Ban Update – Week 3

“Shame… Shame… Shame…”, bet lots of you can guess where I am going with this and holy canolli were the last two episodes of Game of Thrones epic or what?!?  Back to reality, I have good news and not so great news.  Firstly, I am proud to say I paid off my Visa entirely (happy […]

Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

I love champagne, I love Louis Vuitton and all things Chanel. Above all things I love to travel and Europe is my favorite destination to hit. The last time I was in Europe was when I explored the UK which included England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with my best friend & greatest travel companion Jenn. […]

FabFitFun Winter Box 2015 

I have never done one of these surprise product box things before, but I saw a lot of good press on the FabFitFun seasonal boxes.  My girlfriend said it was way better than Ipsy and gave you full sized products and seasonal items. How it works is each season they will deliver a box right […]