6 Tips for Moving Overseas

6 Tips for Moving Overseas

WARNING: While I hope these tips will be helpful, I have to admit I’m writing them BEFORE we’ve actually moved, maybe once we’re over there I’ll realize some better ways to do it (or more likely…how NOT to do it). “Okay kids! Go over to our 5 packed up boxes for a picture!” Ah yes…cute [...]

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But it's MINE!

But it’s MINE!

Sounds like something a greedy little toddler would say, right? But it’s what I’ve found myself saying, in my head at least, multiple times lately as we yet again pack up. “I love these mason jars, I can’t just get rid of them, surely I can find things to put in them, so I have [...]

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5 Kitchen Tools that Save Me Money

5 Kitchen Tools that Save Me Money

It’s amazing to me the wide variety of things people use to help them save money in the kitchen. We all have our favorites. We all also have our different situations, special diets, different numbers of mouths to feed, varying amounts of kitchen space, some have more time to cook than others. Because of all [...]

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Consignment Stores - Buy & Sell

Consignment Stores – Buy & Sell

Before about a month ago, I had only made purchases through consignment stores, but after thinking about it for a long time, I finally took some of our unneeded things to a local consignment shop to sell and today I have almost $35 that they owe me! Woo-hoo! My favorite part is how easy it [...]

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Living without a Microwave

Living without a Microwave

  Microwaves can be wonderful things, a useful tool for heating up your leftovers quickly, popping some popcorn without dirtying dishes, and Cameron even taught me how to make scrambled eggs in the micro from his bachelor days. However several months ago we decided to try forgoing the microwave because: It takes up a lot [...]

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5 Things to ReUse

5 Things to ReUse

1. Maps as wrapping paper.   2. Cardboard as a bulletin board.     3. Altoids tin to store small things, like hair clips.   4. Cereal box as an organizer for books, paper

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Q & A : What To Do With All the Stuff People Give You

Q & A : What To Do With All the Stuff People Give You

Question from a reader: How do you handle the inevitable “stuff” that people give you? I have many well-meaning family members who love to give me things, but we have zero storage space.   I really don’t have a good answer, but here’s some things that have helped me: Even if you just use it [...]

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The Not-So-Glorious Side of Frugality

The Not-So-Glorious Side of Frugality

It’s funny how cool and hip being frugal is, if it means making a chic decoration out of trash, or buying mountains of groceries for just a few bucks. While these can be great ways to save, and I love when I have something cool like that to share, most of frugality isn’t really pin-worthy. [...]

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Q & A - Moving Everything in One Car

Q & A – Moving Everything in One Car

…So I’m wondering, if you have a list or remember, exactly what you packed when you moved. I have a fantasy of moving everything in one car, too, in a year when my husband gets into residency. It’s going to be extremely exciting, after 8 years of him being in school. It’s also going to [...]

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Last Day of Clutter Busting Challenge!

Last Day of Clutter Busting Challenge!

I got rid of 7 cards as my final day of the May Clutter Busting Challenge. Here’s the things I photographed before getting rid of them (and there’s plenty more I didn’t take a picture of):          

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