Author Archives: Mari

Business is booming!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’d know that Jeff and I have been managing a Motel in Utah. Business has been very slow for the 1 1/2 months that we’ve been here. We’ve been recovering from last year’s mishaps. You see, the owner of this Motel had managers that had been working […]

Welcome to my blog!

Hello ! My name is Mari. I’m a 25 year old who was born in Dominican Republic, but raised in New York City. Fed up with the stress and financial strain of city living, Jeff, my boyfriend of many years, and I packed up our stuff and headed out. Follow us as we embark on […]

Letting go of our home…

A few days ago Jeff’s mom called us to tell us that she was going to have to put our house up for rent because she has been having financial difficulties. Whatttt?! I know, right! We weren’t mad, though.We get it. She has been paying double mortgages, a car, and supporting her other 3 children […]

Life is good…

Its been 3 weeks since I’ve moved to Utah. It’s been surreal. I say that each time don’t I? Well, it’s true! I am so thankful to have this opportunity. Free living has been nice and much needed! This gives me a chance to pay off my debt. Business has started to pick up and I’m […]

Toothpaste Alternatives

It’s been over 6 months since I’ve used “regular toothpaste”. There are many reasons for this, but the most important reason was because I found out some chilling information about the effects of Fluoride to the human body. Fluoride causes all sorts of problems and ultimately, people should steer clear from it. It’s added into various things and even added to our water supply in various states. However, I’m not going to […]

Greetings from Utah!

I’m in Panguitch, Utah! This has to be the smallest town i’ve ever been to. It’s even smaller than Bullhead City. You can literally “see” the whole town in 20 minutes! The weather is really strange and indecisive. It goes from snowing really hard to warm and sunny within 20-30 minutes. It’s really weird. I’ve […]

Upcycled Bird Feeders

When we first moved in, i started saving most of our “trash” in a box. It started as just me saving whatever i thought i could upcycle or re-purpose. However, i ended up collecting everything from cans, jars, plastic bottles, bottle caps, paper.. I almost never throw anything out anymore. It hasn’t been a problem […]