No Spend Challenge: 28 Days. No Spending.


28 days.  No spending.  Did we lose you already?!  It’s called a no spend challenge or fiscal fast.  A temporary, self-imposed challenge to see how little can be spent, or how much can be saved, by spending on only necessary items.  Eliminating frivolous spending, spending intentionally and making an effort to focus on using up … Continue reading No Spend Challenge: 28 Days. No Spending.

Harnessing My History: Making The Past The Future (Part 4)


The transition to WikiTree wasn’t a quick process for me.  I decided that instead of uploading a file that contained 7,000+ poorly sourced individuals, I wanted to start from scratch and hand enter each and every individual, using my existing research as my roadmap, making pit stops along the way to relocate sources and include … Continue reading Harnessing My History: Making The Past The Future (Part 4)

Harnessing My History: Organizing Needs (Part 2)


With hundreds of different genealogy programs available for the modern day family historian to choose from, selecting the “right one” seemed like an insurmountable task.  I toyed around with a ton of different options and quickly became frustrated because I wasn’t finding just the right one.  My intention was to select an option and commit … Continue reading Harnessing My History: Organizing Needs (Part 2)

Harnessing My History: Trials And Errors (Part 1)


After the passing of my paternal grandmother in 1999, I discovered that she had spent years researching her family history, writing letters to potential relatives to try to obtain additional information and compiling a pretty in-depth, handwritten family tree.  Saying I was interested and intrigued is a complete understatement!  I immediately began reviewing her research … Continue reading Harnessing My History: Trials And Errors (Part 1)