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Now With A Gun To My Head (New Year’s Resolutions 2015, Revised List)

Now With A Gun To My Head (New Year’s Resolutions 2015, Revised List)

Oh, I had so many plans for myself in 2015. But I just now discovered that my co-director/producing partner of my beekeeping documentary is pregnant. So now I have so many plans for myself in 2015…inextricably linked to the schedule of a fetus. The kid is supposed to arrive in September, which means I’ve got […]

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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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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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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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Giveaway: William-Sonoma Gifts From The Kitchen

Giveaway: William-Sonoma Gifts From The Kitchen

This week I am giving away a copy of Gifts from the Kitchen (Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library) a cookbook written by Kristine Kidd. The book contains 50 recipes including: Cranberry-Almond Biscotti, Lemon Spice Olives, Double-Chocolate and Orange Truffles, Vanilla Bean Caramels, Blueberry-Orange Marmalade, and Cappuccino Fudge Sauce. In my old house, that is now my rental […]

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DIY Computer Accessories

DIY Computer Accessories

As of Sunday nght, my computer eyboard decded that t no longer wants me to use the letters commonly pronounced as “eye” and “cay” n any typed correspondence. Sadly, wasn’t surprsed by ths at all. My computer always breas when ‘m tryng to save money. My computer lkes to eep me poor and afrad. was […]

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Giveaway: “Stuff Your Face Or Face Your Stuff” by Dorothy From Hoarders

Giveaway: “Stuff Your Face Or Face Your Stuff” by Dorothy From Hoarders

My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is “More Money, Less Dusting.” To that end I’m trying to remove 3650 items (a.k.a Get Rid Of 10 Things A Day) from my house by December 31st. As of today, I’m stuck on item #587. 2013 is more than halfway done, and alas, I have yet to achieve […]

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