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The Secret Order Of Menstrual Cup Wearers

The Secret Order Of Menstrual Cup Wearers

After ten years of thinking about it and reading hundreds of great reviews online, I finally bought a Diva Cup to replace tampons. It arrived today in a box containing a little purple carrying bag and an enameled metal flower-shaped lapel pin that says “Diva” on it. So, I guess I’m in the club or […]

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I Hate To Be One Of Those Lame People

I Hate To Be One Of Those Lame People

who blog about their appliances. But I admit it:I’m an appliance whore. The only major disagreement that I have ever had with Mr. Foxypants is over my refrigerator. That’s the one thing that I had to leave behind for my renters when I moved in with him last year. My old fridge was custom-built for me […]

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Channeling My Inner-1950’s Housewife, Who, By The Way, Is Awesome

Channeling My Inner-1950’s Housewife, Who, By The Way, Is Awesome

I needed to replace the gorgeous vintage Wedgewood stove in my old house (which I moved to the house that I share with Mr. Foxypants) with a “new” stove for my renters. I am a big fan of  Okeefe & Merritt and Wedgewood stoves from the 1940’s and 1950’s. In addition to cooking like champs, […]

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Abe’s Birthday, and about pennies

Abe’s Birthday, and about pennies

It’s (still) Feb 12, which used to be Abe Lincoln’s birthday (still is) but no longer a holiday. Nevertheless, I have been collecting pennies all week wherever I find them, and adding them to my piggy bank. I took a bunch of items to two local consignment stores — one gave me $8 cash and […]

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Julia’s January Savings

Julia’s January Savings

(Hi, it’s me — popping in to post, per Miss Moneybags’ request) OK, so I may not have saved much in January — I dipped into my emergency fund for a couple of sudden expenses (like food money for sick daughter in NY who couldn’t wait tables while throwing up). My bank does the “Keep […]

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Spending Money Left, Right and Center

Spending Money Left, Right and Center

Wow, wasn’t the inaugeration great? What an exciting end to a historic election! I’m so proud that I live in a country where it’s possible for a black man, a woman and an angry hamster to run for president.  Other than the inauguration, yesterday really sucked. I thought I was doing great with the challenge. […]

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The Hateful House

The Hateful House

Q: Why is it that your house never looks as good as it does when it goes on the market? At this point I might as well call this my 110k Savings Challenge because if I spend $10,000 repainting my house, tearing down the rotting garage and replacing the broken hot water heater, I’ll consider […]

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