I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of staycations. We've been doing them since the economy took a header, and I'm all about figuring out how to get my travel on without going into debt. I talked to hotels.com founder Bob Diener, because I figured, you know, he does this sort of thing for a living. ...more
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Why do I get that overwhelming urge to visit my favorite discount clothier, TJ Maxx, or my fave resale shop, Clothes Mentor? I’ve literally had to fight myself, in my mind of course, not to go shopping for the last couple of months. But why is that fight so hard? Why do I NEED to go shopping? I have tons of nice clothes, shoes, and accessories right now. Well, maybe it’s not a need, but more of a challenge.
I love getting a great deal. It’s such a rush to find that high quality, super expensive item for mere pennies on the dollar....more
Today we rose to a sun that was trying it's darndest to burn through the mist that shrouds the redwoods. It'd peek through momentarily, lighting up the whole living room, and within minutes hide again beyond the mist....more
I am the ecstatic owner of both a Nook and a Kindle. I'm also a voracious reader who will read the back of a cereal box if it's the only thing available. Unfortunately, my budget doesn't always keep up with my appetite for books. But there are literally millions of free books out there to take advantage of.
Today's logical triumph has to do with how to save vegetable peelings for stock. It seems like an easy enough task, but I see a huge investment of time and effort. I usually don't wash my carrots or potatoes before I peel them, so to save the peelings I first have to add another step of scrubbing the produce. Then, I have to save the peelings....more
By the end of the month, my girls look shaggy. Not shabby, mind you. Just a bit more unkempt. That one spot that always gets a tangle every.single.day. remains tangled. Hair is in their eyes. Bothering them. And unknowingly bothering me too....more
With the rising cost of food, saving money on food sometimes seems like a misnomer. Frugal meal preparation is possible, however, with a little effort on your part.
Grow your own herbs, even if only on your windowsill or on a small patio. Use organic soil and heirloom seeds whenever possible for the healthiest food.
Do the same with a food garden, even if growing everything in containers because there is a lack of space.
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