My name is Emily Farris.

When people ask me what I do, I like to say I'm a writer. The truth is, I do many things.

In 2004, I began hosting casserole contests, and in 2008, my first cookbook, "Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven" was published. My affinity for casseroles led to a love of vintage Pyrex, hence the name of this blog. Along with vintage Pyrex, I collect good whiskey, turquoise trinkets and the letter "Q."

These days, I am running a food website and trying to help get a culinary creative agency off the ground. The rest of the time, I'm just trying to be a good partner to my husband, keep my house somewhat presentable, eat good food and avoid going out in public looking like a complete schlub.

I have complicated relationships with wheat and dairy (I love them more than they love me) and on my 31st birthday, I decided to start living within my means.

a little background 

In November of 2012, I married this guy. He's a teacher, and he's pretty great.

This is our dog (or, as we like to call him, our wittle wuppy) Jack. He's pretty great, too. We also have a cat, Eve, who doesn't really like to pose for pictures.

One morning, in the spring of 2013, while we were still paying off our wedding, I freaked out about my massive debt and decided it was time to stop spending and start saving money. You can read all about my freakout here.

I spent the summer of 2009 eating quite well on $50 a week, so I hope I can do this, too.