The Magic Money Challenge

A few years back I started a Magic Money Challenge. It was a challenge to see how much money I could accumulate from money I found on the ground. As time went by, I quit doing it (not sure why) but I’m going to start doing it again.

As of right now, I have $7.65 in the jar. I have a $5.00 bill that I found in a bathroom at Gulfstream Park horse track and I also have a dollar that I believe I found in the parking lot of the same horse track. That is the only paper money I have found so far, the rest are coins.

I know most people think it’s dirty to pick up money off the ground, and it is, but that’s why they sell sanitizer, right? In fact, the people not wanting to pick up dirty money puts me at a HUGE advantage because what ever they won’t pick up, I will! Hell, I played in dirt for years when I was a kid and I made it this far so I feel that picking up a few coins or dollars won’t kill me. Also, people are starting to go out again now and not under Covid lockdown anymore so there is definitely more of a chance of someone grabbing their keys out of the their pocket and having a quarter or two fall out for me to pick up at a later date (it’s not stealing if it’s on the ground and they have already walked into the store, right?).

Some may call me crazy, and maybe you’re right, but think about it, how many times do you walk passed a penny and say “oh, it’s just a penny, who cares” not realizing it’s not “just a penny” it’s MONEY. If you found 100 pennies, you would have $1.00. With that money, you can buy your friend who doubted you a “Wish You Were Here” postcard when you have a MILLION pennies and on your way to Hawaii for vacation with FREE MONEY!

Okay, with all of that being said, who wants to do the Magic Money Challenge with me?!?!?!?!?! If you are interested, I want everyone reading this to get a jar, pick up any money that you find on the ground, put it in that jar and separate from any of your other money. I’m going to do an update on my progress in a month and looking forward to seeing how much you’ve found too! Let’s have some fun with this!!!


October Update – November Goals 2020

Here’s how my October Goals went….

Publish one post on my blog a week

GOAL NOT MET: No excuse, just got lazy :/

To clean my car!

GOAL NOT MET: It rained a lot here in Florida so nature took care of my car this month. Ha!


GOAL (KIND OF) MET: I walk at least 1.5 to 2 miles daily. I do leg and stomach exercises about 3 times a week. Haven’t gotten the yoga mat out yet but have seen a difference in my body with just the changes that I have made in my daily routine this month.

November Goals 2020

To make a beautiful and tasty turkey for Thanksgiving! That is all this month LOL.

Be safe and well!


October Goals – September Update 2020

Here’s how my September Goals went….

To plant oregano, parsley and cilantro in the pots that have dead plants in them #RIP

GOAL MET: I planted parsley and cilantro. I couldn’t find oregano seeds for some reason. BUT, in place of the oregano, I planted a salsa mix which contained, tomatoes, jalepeno peppers and green peppers. Making your own salsa is soooooooo much better than store bought. If you are starting off with a garden, I recommend planting veggies for salsa before anything else. As you can see, the salsa mix have yet to grow but hopefully there will be more progress when I do my October update.

To get more Vitamin D via sun

GOAL NOT MET: It’s just been two fricking hot for me to go out in this humidity. But by the looks of it, the first week in October should be niiiiiiice! Guarantee I’ll be soaking in some sun in October!

Get back to Yoga

GOAL NOT MET: Although I barely did any yoga this month, I did get some cardio in. I have been walking at least 1.5 miles to 3 miles, doing 20 crunches, 20 arm and shoulder exercises and 20 leg squats each day. I’m starting to see a difference in my body already and feel really good.


Publish one post on my blog a week

I am soooo inconsistent with this blog! So my goal is, one post, once a week. It’s not like I don’t have stuff to say because there’s always weird crap going on in my head that I feel comfortable sharing, I’m just lazy. There I said it!

To clean my car!

Guys, the inside of my car is a total mess and it needs help. I just put 4 brand new tires on it and got it serviced. It’s got about 91,000 miles on it and drives like a champ, so it’s time for it to get a nice detailing.


To continue with my exercise routine that I have now and maybe bump up the yoga.

You can follow me at Hurricane_Stacy on Instagram to follow my progress during the month.


September 2020 GOALS!

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I’ve noticed over the years that I’m always a better, more efficient person when I write my goals down.  When I see them in black and white, it feels like it’s not just in my head, but something I have to prove to myself that I can do. Sometimes I reach the goals, sometimes I don’t but the important thing is that I write them down and try my very best to achieve them.

Each month I am going to post my goals for that month on this blog starting today! Okay, let’s get to the goals!


To plant oregano, parsley and cilantro in the pots that have dead plants in them #RIP

It’s been sooooo hot in Florida that every time I go outside my face feels like it’s going to melt off so I have had no desire to be outside at all. My sinuses can’t take extreme humidity so I pretty much hibernate during the summer months and come out of hiding in September (ish).

The plants that have been in these pots have seen better days even though they’ve been watered regularly by the loads of rain that we have had this summer plus them being watered by hand. This month I’m tearing whatever is left of the plants and planting oregano, parsley and cilantro. I’ve grown herbs before and they do very well, it’s just hard to keep with them in the summer so this will be a September project.

To get more Vitamin D via sun

So as I mentioned above, me and humidity do not get along, but I do enjoy sun on my face and not being so pale! My goal is to get out in the sun at least 2 times a week for at least a half an hour. Vitamin D supplements are great for people and especially women, but, there’s nothing like straight up Vitamin D from the sun. As September rolls through, it will start to cool down just a little where it’s bearable, not to mention, fresh air!  Summers in Florida are constant AC. There’s no break! There’s no let’s open the windows to air out the house. Nope, AC 24/7. I am soooo looking forward to opening the windows soon!

Get back to Yoga

Damnit! I LOVE Yoga! I used to go to classes once a week. Absolutely LOVED it. Then my instructor cut down on her classes and mine was one that got cut. I think that may be 4 years ago? Something like that but since then I’ve probably done 8 downward facing dogs and 10 warrior poses in those 4 years! Pathetic. My goal in September is to put time aside to get back on the Yoga train. I am such a routine person that I KNOW once I get on the routine, it will be something that I do all the time. It’s just getting off my ass and doing it!

And that’s all ! I’m starting small so they will be attainable. If I can’t do this, I might as well hang it up!

You can follow me at Hurricane_Stacy on Instagram to follow my progress.

What are your September goals?


I’m Back

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog and during that time there’s been some crazy crap going on. Covid-19 has taken over our lives and has also taken some lives unfortunately. During this time, I’ve done a lot of thinking and realized a few days ago how much I hate that I’ve neglected this blog for so long. It wasn’t really on purpose because most of my posts are about trips I’ve taken or concerts that I’ve been to and since that is not happening right now in our world, I never thought to go back to my roots of posting my savings, my supermarket trips, how to save money, my garden, couponing, stock piling, food, drinks or anything else that does not involve concerts, sporting events or travel in general. Soooooo, I’ve said all of that to say this, after a long hiatus and beating myself up, I’M BACK!

Also, during this time, I have been working hard on Stacy’s Patio Tunes and learning so much about the radio/music business. When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a DJ. In fact, that is what I wrote as my “what I wanted to be when I grew up” answer in my 8th grade yearbook!  It ONLY took me 30 something years to actually DO something about one of these dreams of mine but someone took a chance on me, Cate Meighan, and after I had messaged her inquiring about how I could become a part of Boom Radio, which was totally out of my comfort zone by the way, she messaged me back, gave me the opportunity and I’ve been learning from her ever since. I’m forever grateful to her.

I also cannot forget to mention that we bought a few acres of land in North Georgia and I guarantee that there will be posts and videos as soon as we are able to get up there. This is our experiment to see how rogue we can go (with Wifi, of course!). We are not leaving our permanent residence but if the world keeps getting weirder and weirder, you never know!

Hope everyone is well and staying safe!

See ya soon!


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