Walk Through The Garden Thursday: My Tulips Have Spring, Sprang, Sprung!

My tulips have just begun to bloom, and they are just beeyoo-ti-ful despite being a little withered by the surprise frost we got the other day:

Those are just two of the one hundred (!) bulbs we planted last fall, and I’m so happy to see that they are all poking up through the soil and preparing to dazzle us with their beauty soon.

I didn’t think the wasps were out yet when I was out admiring the tulips so early in the morning so I was feeling pretty gutsy out there without shoes on or my epipens in hand (shh!) until I spotted this big fat guy buzzing about in the little purple ground-cover flowers right at my feet, next to my bare skin (!):

 

Then I realized that I am also allergic to bees which meant I was in potentially mortal danger at that point so I ran back in like a sissy and continued to admire the tulips from the upstairs window.

I can’t wait until they all bloom, it’s going to be quite the show!

 

xo Michelle Dellene

 

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Frugal Living In The Empty Nest: Fifty Ways (To Save) In Fifty Days Challenge

Last night I was going over everything and I decided to make this whole going frugal thing even more fun so my “Fifty Ways in Fifty Days” challenge was born!

Woo!

I’m looking for ways to both save and earn extra money so I can replenish our savings and pay off my recent medical bills and also maybe save enough to see Dr. Afrin (my hero!) or one of the other mast cell disease specialists back east who know a lot more about my rare condition than my local doctors do and can maybe even help me find more relief for longer periods of time.

If you read my last post, you’ll see my hubby and I have already come up with quite a few ways to go frugal in our empty nest for the next few months. We came up with both ways to save and to earn money, which I’ve placed at the top of my list:

Starting my list really got my motivation up and my new challenge kick started and now I’m hoping to come up with forty more — at least fifty ideas in total — over the next fifty days. The only rule is that they have to be legitimate ideas that will directly apply to my life, not just “one-size-fits-all” advice that doesn’t apply to me and my predicament (like getting a job, selling my car/house or becoming a surrogate).

That means brainstorming with the hubby some more and also doing more research because the web is FULL of people and blogs and websites offering tips on how to go frugal and save/earn money.

Watch this space and happy saving!!

 

xo Michelle Dellene

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