Archive for May, 2009

Friday Happies!

Sometimes I get happies about things in my life. I’m going to try to post about my happies every Friday!


Here’s what I’ve got the happies about today!

1. Sushi!

Aaron and I  are going out for sushi with some friends tonight. We just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and we are hooked.

2. Hostas!

On Saturday we are getting together with our good friends Mike and Morgalope, and AK is installing an R/O for them and then we are splitting hostas. I’m really looking forward to filling all the space we recently cleared out in our “forest” area of the backyard.

3. Hooping!

I still really enjoy hooping! And now that it’s warm I’ve been able to head outside and jam to some music!

4. Peaches!

I kinda just discovered Peaches, and I’m totally in love with her.  She’s my new musical obsession.

5. Lilacs!

We have 3 gigantic lilac shrubs/trees in our backyard. They smell so good! I’ve got cuttings in my office and on our table inside.

6. Houses!

My little sis is buying a townhouse! I’m so excited for her! Living on your own in a house without roomates and in something that is yours is such a great feeling.  And her townhome is gigantic! Wait till I post pictures. It’s crazy big. I know she will be really happy!

7. The Sac!

We got a sofa sack. Exactly like a lovesac but way cheaper. I’m totally in love with it. I find excuses to lay on it all the time. It’s making me lazy (um, well, lazier)! I’m going to post a real review with pictures and everything!  If you want to check them out go to:

8. Sushi!

Did I mention that already? Oh. Sorry.


He’s been giving me happies like crazy. He cooks! He cleans! He mows! He does all the dishes! He talks to me for hours about FEELINGS!  How awesome is that!?

10. Party planning!

Even though I get stressed about them sometimes, I truly love planning events. We set the date for our resale shop prom and I can’t wait! I’m already writing party-to-do lists in my head.

That’s all I’ve got for today. What is giving YOU the happies this week?

❤ P. Magpie

Filled with happies!

Confessions: I have 2 checking accounts and 9 savings accounts

This is getting serious.

I have 11(!) checking/savings accounts. More specifically, I have 2 checking accounts, and 9 savings accounts. Whoa.

I think I have a problem. But let me explain!

2 Checking Accounts

Each week money for bills is pulled from the main checking to the second checking. Everything is auto-deducted from there. Whats left is our spending and food money.

2 savings accounts with local banks.

I like knowing I can get some money immediately if needed. No two day wait like the internet banks.

5 online bank accounts, all with ING.

They are for separate things.  I don’t know about you but if I have a lump sum of $3,000, I am all like “lets throw a party!! I have plenty of money!! Whats 500 bucks?”. But what if that $3,000 is split across 3 accounts that are designated for certain things like: insurance deductibles, vet bills, auto repairs? It’s a lot harder to spend.

Also as I mentioned earlier, it takes 2 days to get the money transferred in, so it cuts down on impulse spending.

2 Health Savings Accounts

One for each of us. If you have high deductible insurance, than you should really have an HSA. I’m not going to go into the details, but it’s a really good idea for you to google it. Or go to your bank’s website.

In addition to these, I have my own separate online brokerage account.  Just to play around and learn though. I’m not quite ready to start investing heavily.

So thats the breakdown.  I like to call myself a financial wizard/dork.

❤ P.Magpie

Dorkiest Wizard EVAH!