Travel is nice, but catching up with work and kids’ activities after travel is not fun. I was also a bit worried that because of my recent lack of updating on the blog, my small reader group would become even smaller. Then wise Mr. LF comforted me, “Blogging is a marathon, not a 100 meter race. Just keep posting”. The luxuriously frugal household did quite some travel in February. From Valentine’s day till the end of February, we have only worked 7-8 days in total (yes, both of us together). Mr. LF went to Washington D.C. with his sister and nephew.
Had some dental work done this morning. My dentist’s office is not close to my home or my office. I need to drive 30 minutes one way to see him (which is pretty far in a city where it takes less than 20 minutes to go almost anywhere). He does not have the best price, nor the best service. But a random chat with him a year ago made me stick with him. About a year ago, I asked him why he rotates in three offices and works long hours. He said he needs money, a lot of money, because he has five kids to
This Milan Fashion Week is amazing…. Roberto Cavalli combines sophisticated oriental culture with exquisite fabrics from Florence, Italy. The crystal lanterns, flowy silk dresses, blue porcelain drawing on lace… The collection flirts with you while keeping a distance, and allows you to dream in imagination… Peter Dundas put on an amazing final show for his tenure at Emilio Pucci. He paid hompage to Emilio Pucci by opening his show with dresses inspired by the classical black-white prints from Pucci. via
Last week, we had a road trip to Orlando-Miami. Left home on Tuesday and returned on Sunday night. In addition to our family of four, we also have parents, a sister and a nephew travelling with us. So, a party of eight! Our trip expenses are detailed below. The upper part shows how much money we spent each day on the items listed in the first column. The lower part tells where the money went exactly. In total, we spent $3069.61, about $384 per person for a six-day trip. The distribution of our expenses is shown in the pie chart below: Entertainment (32.71%): The
Just like preventive care is the best way to stay healthy and avoid outrageous medical bills, a clean face keeps most facial problems at bay and saves tons of money on beauty products. Yes, the best way to lower the skincare and beauty expenses: a thoroughly cleaned face. It is quite a chore to make sure my kids wash their face twice a day. They don’t understand why they need to do so. When I say because their faces are dirty, they stick their lovely little chubby faces right in front of my eyes and ask “where, where, where is the dirt, mommy?” At that moment,
Sale Alert: A “Sale Alert” page has been added to the top bar. The page would be updated on a weekly basis. Dropped little D at his school this morning. As usual, our car is the worst among all the cars that were waiting in the carpool line. What are the typical brands in his school’s carpool line? Photo source: 1, 2, 3, Or these brands: Photo source: 1, 2 or the “lower end” brands like these: Photo source: 1, 2, 3. Occasionally, you may see cars in the following brands: Photo source: 1, 2,