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A catalog of curtains

I finally finished sewing and hemming curtains (for now).

I sort of like making curtains – barely like, definitely not love – and sometimes find it a happy challenge to pick out a good fabric to make the room more interesting, or calm down too many interesting things. 348 more words


Save Money on Earth-Friendly Products!

Earth Day is coming up in less than a month!  What will be your Earth Day resolution?

One easy thing to do is to switch to a more earth-friendly version of something you use regularly–like toilet paper.  1,334 more words


Miserly Monday 

I’ve been think about money a lot lately. It’s not an easy thing to do. It’s not an easy thing to talk about either. I hope I craft this post well enough so that it does not end up being offensive. 576 more words

Great Depression

Two Affordable GMO-Free Cereals

I don’t trust genetically modified food to be safe for our health or environment.  About five years ago, I realized that several of our favorite breakfast cereals contained corn, and I’d been reading that most corn grown in the United States that isn’t organically grown is now GMO.  564 more words


On the Demise of a Mechanical Companion

Okay, so I’m a hopeless sentimental. I also adhere to strident Scottish thriftiness and ingenuity. So I don’t easily let go of the old to be replaced with the latest and the greatest new gadget or machine. 826 more words


Four Weeks of Pesco-Vegetarian Dinners (winter, with a baby)

A pesco-vegetarian is someone who eats no meat except fish. That’s what we do when we’re at home and most of the time when we eat in other places.  2,899 more words


Give It All Away

For the last several months I’ve been making some changes in my life, and one of them is to be more giving.

We have a steady pay check. 300 more words

A Day In The Life