Mini Blog Update: New Icon

Brutus the wall mounted staghorn fern is now the avatar or indeed mascot of this here little thang.   Years ago when Amanda first started this blog, her chosen icon was this:   …which I think summed her up really

A Series of Efforts

Coming back here after significant time away compels me to begin again by reviewing my output up until the recent lapse. First, I fell into some familiar bad habits from when I first took over in early 2017. I relied

Away from Desk for a Month!

We were hit by malware! I can’t explain what that means because I have no idea. August has been a wild ride. At the end of July, I noticed some texts missing from our lovely content contributor, Christina(‘s), posts here.

Upcoming Posts

Well, it happened, with my talented and wonderful friend Christina on board, I fell off updating this blog myself. I’ve missed many Poetry Ptuesdays and I’m backlogged on Spending Breakdown by TWO months! I haven’t completely finished my bench, and

Poetry Ptuesday: In This Story by Caitlyn Siehl

in this story, your mother isn’t the villain. in this story, you find a way to pick the lock, to wake up, to climb out of the tower yourself. in this story, you’re angry. in this story, you meet a

300th Post! YES it’s about PLANTS!

Well, looky here, my our this blog’s 300th post! I have been extraordinarily busy and very absent on this blog, but we still made it to 300! I don’t have any of the more time-consuming serial posts ready yet, so

I’m Trying!: Coming Soon

When people want to know what I’m doing with this blog, I don’t have an answer other than “I hope something nice?”. I want to share things that are generous, good, kind, and positive. In short, I want to do

State of the Blog: Revamping Categories

Amanda and I struggled with categories among other things during the months we worked together on this blog.

State of the Blog: Better To Do

Last year after finalizing the process of taking over this, my sister’s blog & domain, and after organizing her memorial and inurnment, I wrote a post announcing that I’d be the new resident blogger behind Dr Wise Money here.

State of the Blog: Dear Readers

Hi There, I’m Elva, apbka (also, previously, briefly, known as) Wise Money Shopper. Amanda, aka Dr. Wise Money, was my sister.

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