Author: Kayla K

5 Days for $50- Wednesday

5 Days for $50- Wednesday

Thank goodness it’s “hump” day! Last week I was gushing all about how I love my job and the kids I work with.  I think that was because it was all about the kids!  This week is more about being the teacher: giving my first test, correcting papers, maintaining the...

5 Days for $50 – Tuesday

5 Days for $50 – Tuesday

This bright cheery picture was taken at the beginning of my day.  A lot has happened since then, which is why I am not posting until 9 pm! Jumper cables, a new battery, and an IOU for dinner to my brother later, and I am happy at home, ready to...

Teacher Tuesdays!

Teacher Tuesdays!

I promise my blog is not becoming overrun with teaching. However, I LOVE my new job and it takes a lot of my time.  I will limit my job-love gushing to Tuesdays only. Of course, I incorporate my thrifty ways into everything I do.  Hopefully everyone can glean some information....

It’s Back: 5 Days for $50

It’s Back: 5 Days for $50

It’s back: 5 Days for $50.  I put together five professional “teacher clothes” outfits with a budget of only $50. I’m back too!  My hiatus from blogging illustrates how busy my first week of teaching went.  I LOVE it.  My days fly by so fast and I am excited for...

Cheap, Dirt Cheap, Free: Delicious!

Cheap, Dirt Cheap, Free: Delicious!

My parents have been loving me lately with produce care packages.  Their garden is producing far more than they can handle, and I am happy to “help” them.  Spencer and I have been enjoying meals that are practically free by mixing free food with inexpensive pantry staples. Try some of...

Thrifty Thread Advice… From Spencer?!

Thrifty Thread Advice… From Spencer?!

In my last post I talked about my fall wardrobe, but I think you will learn more from Spencer on this one. When I first met Spencer I thought he was pretty high-maintenence.  He wears a lot of khakis and polos from brands like Abercrombie, AE, and Hollister… and he...

Preparing My Fall Wardrobe

Preparing My Fall Wardrobe

Sad thing, right? Although summer is not officially over, my wardrobe is making quite a change.  I am going from my favorite pair of cutoffs worn everyday with a high school t-shirt to my first professional wardrobe for my first professional teaching job! I spent some time last weekend giving...

Kayla K gets a compost bin!

Kayla K gets a compost bin!

Well, everyone, I have achieved a life goal: I have a compost bin! My new apartment has a 9′ x 9′ back patio.  It is just big enough to hold my swing, drying rack, and compost bin. I use my old recycling bin because my new city uses something else. ...

Frugal Un-Decorating

Frugal Un-Decorating

After a week of photo-less posts I have prepared an overload for you by giving you a tour of my apartment. I do not like themed rooms.  I like white walls and antiques.  My decorating style is simply displaying what I have and organizing it in a new way. Antiques...

Splitting Finances

Splitting Finances

It is a common statistic that money is the number one problem in relationships. This fact most commonly describes marriage relationships but money between roommates and family members can get sticky, too. Although we have lived together for four years, Spencer and I have chosen to keep our finances separate...