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November 2013

  • Ten Money-Saving Tools We’re Thankful For


    This time tomorrow, I’ll likely be buzzing about our kitchen, whipping up some pumpkin pies and corn pudding. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will be on in the background, and Johnny and I will be contemplating just how much we should allow ourselves to eat for breakfast so that we’re…

  • The Cost of Getting Away

    A Half-Weekend Getaway Budget Breakdown


    32 hours total. 18 on the road. 10 in a hotel. 4 listening to the sweet, acoustic jams of Ben Harper. And all sans baby. That should give you a glimpse into our recent half-weekend getaway to Denver. Hopefully that’s not our new reality of vacationing, but on this particular…

  • OFB 50 States Project: Oregon

    OFB 50 States Project: Oregon


    In The OFB 50 States Project, you the readers spill the beans about your state: the good, the bad, and the delicious. And thus provide “forever place” seekers (like yours truly) a useful resource in their search. We’d love to hear about your state! To be a part of this project, click here to…

  • Baby Bucks

    OFB Baby Update: Ten Months


    General Baby Thoughts Well, as of last night, we’ve installed a gate at the top of our stairs. And we’ve rearranged the living room so that it’s officially baby proof(ish). Our little ten-month-old is t-r-o-u-b-l-e. Our only saving grace is that she seems to have no intention of learning to…