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Mondays with Marnie | Fast, Good and Inexpensive

Mondays with Marnie | Fast, Good and Inexpensive

Fast, Good and Inexpensive 

I’m often asked for a referral/recommendation for different trades. Designer, landscaper, hairdresser, painter, plumber, handyman, etc. Most people say they are looking for someone who is good, fast and inexpensive. Wouldn’t that be nice! 

The reality is that you can only have two of those things at the same time. I say, “pick two of those and I’ll point you in the right direction.”

Is it fast and good that you are looking for? That won’t be inexpensive.

Is it inexpensive and fast? That product probably won’t be good. You get the idea. 

I am all for shopping around to get the best deal, but make sure you are comparing apples to apples. A haircut at a Super Cuts is going to be significantly less than one at Ceron Hair Studio. This is your head we are talking about. It goes with you everywhere. Why in the world would you want a discount on that? I’m not saying everything requires top of the line but there is a reason the saying, “You get what you pay for” exists.

I’m at the age where I’d rather have water than cheap wine. The hangover in the morning is too expensive for me!





The average price for a newly built home in 2000 was $200,000… 2007 it was the $329,400: now it’s $511,000. (CNBC)


Easter Brunch

Culturemap shared this list of places to eat Easter brunch in Houston: Fine dining, serious steak, and more! From Bloom and Bee at the Post Oak Hotel, to Urbe the Mexican street food concept, this list has something for everyone this Sunday!


If you are hosting at home, no one needs to know how easy this cute Easter cake is! This adorable pastel layer cake takes very little effort with help from a box cake mix. 

Mix up any standard white cake, separate it into 4 bowls, add a bit of color to each, and bake! 

I linked the recipe here


… recovering from a very fun UT Theta Mom’s Weekend! I had such a great time with my senior, and can’t believe that was our last one- time flies!