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
It’s about this time of year when you start trying to get just a little bit of a hint of spring in the air. By the end of the month the temperatures should start rising, and now the days are getting longer. So, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about getting your backyard or garden prepped and ready to go in time for the arrival of spring.
Lawn furniture can be a tricky subject for people. Mostly, because it’s usually pretty expensive, and with all the other expenses you have around the house, it’s hard to justify spending $500 on a nice new set of table and chairs. 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
I grew up with a clothesline in my backyard. I loved the flap of sheets in the breeze, the flop of pants, the call of the great, fresh outdoors. I lived in a rural area, where chickens roamed, and rows of homegrown tomatoes ripened on the vine. But it’s not necessary to live in the country in order to soak up the advantages of hanging clothes to dry. Continue reading