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Eating Well On A Small Budget: Homemade Junk Food

Eating Well On A Small Budget: Homemade Junk Food

My husband, A.K.A. Mr. Shoppypants, who is generally bullied into a more frugal lifestyle by me, has just decided that we will not be buying any junk food this year. If we want something terrible and unhealthy to eat, then we’ll have to make it. His decision was inspired by our mutual unemployment and his […]

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Throwback Thursday: Vintage Australian Beekeeping Documentary

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Australian Beekeeping Documentary

Now that I’m directing a documentary about sustainable beekeeping, I find myself combing the interweb for old-timey photographs of how bees were managed before we became smart about our technology and stupid about our agricultural practices. So I was super-excited to find this documentary short from 1947 about migratory beekeepers in Australia. My main question […]

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Minimalist Purse Shopping For Stupid People A.K.A. How I Became An Accidental Coach Bag Collector

Minimalist Purse Shopping For Stupid People A.K.A. How I Became An Accidental Coach Bag Collector

I’ve spent approximately the entire 8th Season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent shopping for a new handbag. That show is so stupid. The villains always tell all at the end. It’s like SCOOBY DOO for adults. But back to the purse shopping. I know. It’s such a stereotypical girlie time suck-hole that I can’t […]

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Minimalist 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Minimalist 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

This year I have two resolutions. Which is exactly twice the number of resolutions one should have for New Year’s by normal people standards. However, since I am the high empress of Mission Creep, I’ve become notorious for my overwrought and fool-hardy New Year’s goals. By the end of every year, I’m always exhausted and out of time.

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Convertible Clothes Are Not Just For Super Heroes. 7 Garments. 100+ Outfits.

Convertible Clothes Are Not Just For Super Heroes. 7 Garments. 100+ Outfits.

My closet is so ridiculously tiny that it’s been nicknamed “The Magic Puppet Theater” because my all my clothes have to fit on a four foot long rod. As a result I’m always on the hunt for new ways to streamline my wardrobe. My weapon of choice for maximizing closet efficiency: convertible clothing. Convertible clothes […]

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U.S. Propaganda Is Awesome (Happy Independence Day)

U.S. Propaganda Is Awesome (Happy Independence Day)

You can tell it’s the 1970′s, because there’s no way the United States Government would fund anything this cool now. Your favorite psychedelic Sesame Street animator, Vincent Collins, created this short film for the 1976 Bicentennial with a grant from the amazingly named United States Information Agency. Happy 4th of July!

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Giveaway: Sunset 6 Ingredients Or Less Cookbook

Giveaway: Sunset 6 Ingredients Or Less Cookbook

One of my continuously unfulfilled goals has been to organize my recipe library. So far, I have never been able to keep my loose recipes organized in a searchable fashion. I am forever calling my mother to get her recipe for such-and-such to the point that when I call just to talk to her (and […]

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