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Update :)

It’s been ages since I posted last, but in my defense, I’ve been surrounded by boxes! Moving is such a pain . . . but last night was my very first night in my new place :) :) :) I really love the peace, and the chance to really have a place of my own. 154 more words

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Oh, the joys of . . .

Moving while working overtime. Oy. I should pick up the keys to my  new place this week, which is AWESOME, but the amount of crap I have surrounding me is just the opposite!  156 more words

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Unexpected Cost of Living

I have to move in September, and I’ve found a great place I love, in an area I love. The only real design flaw is that it was built when “50s Pink” tile was really, really inexpensive . 291 more words

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The Power of Our Choices

I just ran across this article, posted on Down to Earth: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/etsy-might-not-change-world-its-best-weve-got-now.html and wanted to share it with all of you. While I’m all about extolling Etsy as a place to buy your handmade items (I do sell my handmade soap there, after all!), what struck me is the contention in the article (not by the author, thank goodness!) that the idea that “all change begins with our personal choices . 215 more words

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Scary Statistics about our Stuff

I follow Joshua Becker’s blog, Becoming Minimalist, and found a post in my email today called “21 Surprising Statistics that Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own.” He culls 21 points from various news sources (both from the United States and abroad) that, when down on paper, are truly eye-opening. 119 more words

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Rent: Is Further away really cheaper?

My lease is up at the end of September, and for various and sundry reasons, I have to find a new place to live. Rent in my area is relatively high; it’s difficult to find a place near where I currently live for under $750 if you want covered parking, on-site laundry & paid heat/water. 558 more words

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Coffee--to buy or not to buy (that should have been the question)?!?!

So yesterday, I stood in line at Starbucks for my bi-weekly chai latte (yum yum!) and I noticed one of those baskets they have staged attractively near the counter, full of 1lb bags of coffee beans. 462 more words

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