What it’s Like to Do the $15 Challenge


It’s been almost two months since I decided to finally get a handle on my out-of-control spending.

Honestly, I was really surprised to find myself spending to zero each month.  As a life-long saver, I’m not talking full-zero.  I have retirement savings.  I have investments.  But the account I use for things like buying groceries, gas, phone service, restaurant meals, clothes, health-related items, supplies, gifts, insurance…. zero.  Even in the red at the end of the month.  While I could always pay my credit card bill (I use credit cards to get free flights) by the due date, I realized there were moments in my life that money in the bank was less than money owed.  That’s bad.  Super bad.

Add New Amazon Store ID?


Why do I want to add a new Amazon store ID?  I just created a new website, and I want to track Amazon sales for that site separately from this site.  In the link-creator, there are two drop downs – store ID and tracking ID.  I successfully figured out how to add a tracking ID.

But when I googled “Add New Store ID Amazon” and its variations, I got nothing.  Well, no helpful answer in the top ten of 89 billion results.  I am a good googler.  So why can’t I figure out how to add a new Amazon store ID?  If you’re Amazon Associate savvy, jump ahead for the answer.

(Hey real quick: this post is really just a gift to the internet.  My apologies to regular Half the Clothes readers who might be super confused right now.)

Why I Drink Kombucha – 3 Reasons


3 Reasons to Drink Kombucha

Mmmm… prickly pear ginger kombucha just begging to be poured into a glass of ice!

Over the past thirty years, kombucha has slowly crept into mainstream awareness in America.  I remember visiting my grandparents as a kid and thinking they were so weird because they made tea from a big, white, slimy “mushroom” they kept in a casserole dish in the fridge.