We bought our house in July 2016. As we were looking, we were getting an idea of what features were the most important to us. We came up with a Requirements List and a Wish List. The required characteristics were…required. For the wish list, our thought was if we have a few of these things,… Read More You Don’t Need the Perfect Home All At Once
When I was growing up, my mom was, for the most part, a stay at home mom. She had a part time job doing upholstery, but it was really only out of a passion for redoing antique furniture than for extra income. My dad was the one that worked full time. While he made a… Read More Why My Closet is Only Consignment
As you review your daily habits to help thicken your wallet and decrease your environmental impact, there are a few golden changes that an immediate huge payoff. Using a reusable water bottle and ditching the single use plastic is one of those. Even though the large majority of Americans have easy access to clean drinking… Read More Save Over $1,000 a Year with One Easy Change
In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists and over 1,700 other independent scientists published the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity. On the 25th anniversary, a second warning has now been published. In the original warning, scientists noted concern about damage on planet Earth such as ozone depletion, freshwater availability, marine life depletion, ocean dead zones,… Read More A Second Warning to Humanity
The funny thing about shopping is that pop culture has ingrained this idea in our heads that it is a hobby; something to do for entertainment rather than out of necessity. The power of marketing is truly incredible and has penetrated every bit of our culture. Black Friday is an extreme, terrifying example of the… Read More 5 Habits to Replace Shopping
The minimalist lifestyle has exploded lately. Competitions of owning the least amount of items possible have practically become a cult initiation, due in part to the popularity of The Minimalists (documentary, podcast, and blog) and Marie Kondo’s KonMari method. The message for both of these mindsets is to live with less and only have objects… Read More Minimalism: Yay? Nay?
I was a book junkie, I bought new books every time I finished one. I kept every book I ever read (and some I hadn’t yet). Saved every college textbook I had. I went crazy over antique books as decorations. I had hearts in my eyes over the magnificent library in Beauty and the Beast. … Read More For the Book Worm: Save Money & Reduce Clutter