How to Make Starbucks Iced Coffee

I found a way to make Starbucks iced coffee–for a fraction of the cost, at home. It is simple and saved my wife and I a fortune that we were regularly spending on Starbucks iced coffee. While the process takes a while (roughly eight hours and ten minutes), that is because most of the time is spent on this instruction: “cover and allow to sit at room temperature for eight hours… Read More »

TwoFoods: A weight loss asset on the web

I just stumbled across the most useful website–TwoFoods. While the idea itself is nothing original, the usability of the website makes the daunting chore of comparing “Nutrition Facts,” well, less daunting. The following picture is an example, from the website, comparing  watermelon vs. pear. Once can clearly see that TwoFoods has broken down calories, cards, fat, and protein. Furthermore, you can narrow down to the specific type of pear if… Read More »

Bags and Bags o’ Trash

I moved at the beginning of this month, and I tell you what…I threw out bag after bag of trash. I am not joking when I say that I literally threw away thirty-plus bags of trash. It is like a weight being lifted off my shoulders. What I am most excited to get rid of are the items I have yet to discard of. My wife and I took all… Read More »

June 2014: The Most Dead Weight, Ever

It’s June 2014, and I’ve got the most dead weight ever. Sure, I’ve shed a few pounds, a couple of thousand dollars of debt, and about fifteen bags of trash, but overall, I’m the most maxed out I’ve ever been–in debt, weight, and possessions. This month my wife and I are purchasing our first home. Putting 10% down, we’re still taking on over $100,000 in mortgage debt. So, without a… Read More »

The Purge (of Junk from my House)

If you were victim to last year’s movie The Purge, I’m sorry. That being said, there will be a purge at my house over the next few weeks–it may get violent. It’s official, I’m a homeowner. It’s an exciting and tedious experience. Therefore, the last thing I want to do is move a bunch of junk that I don’t ever need or want. In the last ten years, I have moved… Read More »