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17 lessons learned after you get the worst phone call of your life

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Travel: Portugal

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Capital One Venture X card

Capital One Venture X Promotion This promotion may have ended/changed since this was posted; if what’s listed in our breakdown is different than what you see on the Capital One site, that’s why. Their site will have the most uptodate nuts & bolts. Member how we went to Japan non-stop direct First Class not for Read more…

Travel: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Prioritizing travel over most everything else and a main reason we’re petless and kidless, we’ve traveled together since 2010. Taste-wise, I’m Four Seasons, he’s Motel 6; budget-wise, we’re somewhere in the middle. We hate to check bags and love to score free hotel nights, hotel perks, lounge access, flights, and flight upgrades — light, frugal, Read more…

2021 Life of Yes℠ Gift Guide

If you’re new to Mac & Cheese, welcome! Here’s a good place to start before diving into below…   On the heels of Best Friend surprising me with a birthday present of a First Class upgrade on our Atlanta trip (first time flying since February 2020, kinda forgot how to do it!), my childlike joy Read more…

How my yard sign collection grew during 2020

My yard sign collection has grown over the past year —  Partly due to quarantine. Partly due to racial injustice. Partly due to my Selfish Sabbatical. Partly due to new (to me) faces (see who at end of post). Yard Signs Confidence is sexy There is no trait more attractive. In significant others. Friends. Coworkers. Read more…

Return From My Selfish Sabbatical

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Live Elsewhere Experiment

For Chattanooga recommendations, scroll to end, just above photos We’re back. (I hope you’re envisioning Michael Jordan circa 1995 and his famous two-word fax…) In an effort to inject positive change into a year filled with oodles of negative change, at the end of December 2020, Best Friend and I changed zip codes from 60622 Read more…

Productivity Recommendation: leaving Lastpass

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2020 Life of Yes℠ Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. Where I tell you what I love or aspire to love and you then decide if any of my loves would make a [chef’s kiss] gift for yourself or others in your life.   The usual disclaimers and reminders — I don’t care about fashion, makeup, skincare, labels, real Read more…