Who is this lady?

So glad you asked!

I'm Alison, a Southern California native making a life in the down-to-earth Midwest.  I'm a wife to Kris, dog mom to Old Fezziwig, and cat mom to The Drake. I like to run and bike, (try to) keep a tidy and cozy home, and seek out joy in the little things.  I'm desperately seeking a life of freedom from work that I have to do.

Here you'll find musings on money and my just-now-starting journey to financial independence, little and medium sized house things I'm up to, and eating and exercising triumphs and fail-umphs.  

This is a place for both dreaming and doing.  Welcome to Happy Life Happy Wallet!