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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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Farm Box Confession: I Am A Selfish Wife

Farm Box Confession: I Am A Selfish Wife

For the third week in a row, I’ve gotten fresh strawberries in my farm box. And, for the third week in a row, my husband doesn’t know this. Why? Because I’ve eaten all of them before he’s gotten home (and composted the evidence). When it comes to snacks, I have no scruples. I mean really. […]

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CSA: My New Favorite Subscription Isn’t A Magazine

CSA: My New Favorite Subscription Isn’t A Magazine

My Community Supported Agriculture subscription is my new favorite thing. Even though we’re still eating our way through last week’s farm box, I couldn’t pass up this week’s. It’s like having my birthday every Thursday afternoon. And weirdly thrilling. This week’s farm box includes two Pink Lady apples (that I’ve already eaten), four sweet potatoes, […]

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Community Sponsored Agriculture For Dummies (Yes, That’s Me).

Community Sponsored Agriculture For Dummies (Yes, That’s Me).

Ugh. I’ve reached a new height of stupidity. My local grade school has a weekly CSA farm box program that I’ve been wanting to join for the past two years. I mean what could be better? I get a box of organic produce, support local farmers, and support my local public school. There is no […]

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How To Have A Gift Free Christmas On Talk Credit Radio

How To Have A Gift Free Christmas On Talk Credit Radio

Today, by every definition of the word, I am snotty. I have the death flu that’s going around and it’s just my luck that I had a radio interview today with Gerri Detweiler, the host of Talk Credit Radio, while super congested. If there’s an award for “Snottiest Radio Guest” I would win it. Gerri […]

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How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas Published by MSN Money!

How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas Published by MSN Money!

The personal finance site wisebread.com hired me last month as a staff writer! Finally, all my years of poverty pay off. My first published article as a staff writer, How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas, was just picked up today by MSN Money. Wise Bread has a syndication partnership with MSN. Every week MSN Money […]

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Green Hack: Repair Vintage Furniture With Trash Picked Antique Wood

Green Hack: Repair Vintage Furniture With Trash Picked Antique Wood

The first piece of furniture I ever purchased for myself was a 1920’s British Colonial armoire from India. I literally ate oatmeal for breakfast and lunch every day for three months so I could afford to buy it. Twenty years later it is still my favorite piece of furniture. The piece was obviously custom made […]

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