Twenty-Five Dollars a Day: Part One

My husband and I are trying to see if we can spend less than twenty-five dollars a day, every day, for the foreseeable future. (Minus fixed expenses: rent, car insurance, life insurance, car loan payments, utilities, phone bills, and subscriptions. Although subscriptions are a debatable expense, obviously I’m using my Microsoft Office one right this

Get Rid Of 1000 Things!

You would be surprised what you can discover if you have ever ended up housebound for any reason, for any extended length of time, with only your books and laptop for company. Or also yarn and needles, if you are a knitter like me. I’d compare the feeling to being a reader living in a

Up-Cycle Old Fabric Into A Rug

Stuff you need. I used a 4mm crochet hook, no. 2 weight yarn (fingering, sock, or fine baby weight), and strips of cotton fabric 2-3 inches wide. Don’t worry. You do not need to learn, nor know how, to crochet to make this. How this rug is woven together just happens to be a very


Dear LUSH, I have been telling my friends about your shampoo and conditioner bars because I have not been this happy with a product in a very long time, if ever. I’m afraid if I keep talking about them that my coworkers will begin to wonder if I secretly have a second job working at

Writing Postcards

Start off with really quirky or interesting pens. Buy pens based on how ink flows, how they look, how they make you feel, or how the ink coordinates with different styles of photographs or art. Liquid black ink for paper postcards coloured with watercolour art, coloured gel for writing on photographs. A green pen for