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Websters defines Pin Money as


a : money given by a man to his wife for her own use b : money set aside for the purchase of incidentals

: a trivial amount of money <worked for pin money>
In her latest book Peace and Plenty, Sarah Ban Breathnach suggested the use of this money saving technique. I think this is a great way to save for something special, like a really expensive perfume, a new book or movie or a new pair of shoes! I have been putting all my coins I collect on Errand Day. I am saving up for a book first!!
Her book came into my life just at the right time. I have been reading her books for a few years and they are filled with such awesome advice. She has introduced me to many new ideas and not only that, new novelists too.
Keep feeding the piggy bank my friends!
Au revoir!

HiT tHe ROaD!

This month’s ReDesign project was probably the less challenging of all. Which is ok by me. I like it when projects are quick and easy!!  The travel items were condensed and I donated some old travel cases so I could put everything in my “new” Tiara travel case. I am very happy with the result.



I now have my application in process for my first ever passport (just need the photos and then I am done!). This week, I am checking out hotels for a first ever Bestie Weekend coming in the fall. I am very excited about that trip!! I am in the midst of planning a couple of trips for 2013…it’s time to go to places I always wanted visit…New Orleans! And I think a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth is needed too!

Bon Voyage!


I read post a while back from Tara at fabulous but evil and love her idea of giving a glimpse into the blogger’s thoughts.  I love her idea so much that I am going to turn into a photo series over the next few weeks. This week, I give you ~ if you really knew me, you would know that…

Night Time Prague

AmeRicAn ToUrIst

It is always a delight to find the ultimate item on a day of thrifting. I am always in such envy of those who can find “gold” in the thrift store haystack.  Recently, on an outing with my mom, I found a vintage American Tourister train case. WHAT A FIND! I did a bit of online research to make sure it was indeed vintage. From what I can tell, by the label, it is. It is ranging in price from $32 to $50 on sites like Etsy and Ebay.  It was marked $9.99 and was purchased for $4.98 (gotta love half off days!!) It has what I think is an attachable jewelry case and a tray. No tears in the plastic lining and not too beaten up. Just a couple of smudge marks but no scrapes!

I can’t wait to take this puppy on a visit somewhere!!!

Bon Voyage!

American Tourister “Tiara” Train Case


June’s Re-Design Challenge is all about travel, from overnight stays to extended trips. My goal is to organize my travel items for weekend stays, complete an application for my very first passport and preparing for guests. As part of a five-year plan, I am planning a trip to Prague! It is never too early to plan so part of my to do list will include gathering information about my visit!

Check out my pin board for some really great travel ideas and places! Recommendations also on fitness while traveling, apps for your smart phone and dressing right while traveling!

These are my pics from my pin board. First is for those international travelers… a currency exchange app. I also highly recommend Google translate!

Source: via Alyssa on Pinterest

A creative take on a travel notebook!

Source: via Alyssa on Pinterest

And of course, traveling in comfort and style

Source: via Alyssa on Pinterest

Bon Voyage!!