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For those who have a garden, it can get expensive trying to pull out the hose and water everything a few times a week. To help save money and be a bit more environmentally friendly, a lot of people have resorted to making their own rain barrel.
This barrel will be able to catch rain for you to store it later, and then provide a way for you to be able to water your garden with the rain, thus leaving your hose, and your water bill, intact. A rain barrel is pretty simple to make, you can have one completely set up in just an hour or two. Continue reading
If you’ve decided to switch to a plant-based diet, or even just cut down on your consumption of animal products, you may be in for some sticker shock. While there is no reason that a vegetarian or vegan diet should cost more than diets that include meat, the process of swapping out familiar staples for vegan alternatives can get pricy.
Here are some tips for keeping your costs down while you transition to your new diet: Continue reading
Along with warmer weather, the approach of Summer also brings out a desire to get into better shape. If you are looking to improve your health and fitness, but are concerned about the cost of exercise equipment or gym memberships, don’t despair. With some research and advance planning, you’ll be able to develop an fitness regimen that suits your pocketbook. Continue reading
Illness, loss, new babies, new move-in, and just because.
There are a lot of reasons why you might want to bring a neighbor a meal. I am getting all emotional writing this, because I have been on the receiving end of sympathy meals about as often as I have been on the giving end. It can be such a simple gesture, but a homemade dinner (or even a meal that you didn’t need to worry about) can be just what you need to soothe a troubled and tired soul. Continue reading
My mom is my thrifting buddy. She taught me the dainty and fine art of dumpster diving from a very early age. Actually I hid in the car and cowered, quite sure that a friend or, worse still, an enemy might see my mom and then see me… The psycho-social ramifications would be unbearable. So I hid. Continue reading