Clothes

Why Ethical Fashion?

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You may be wondering why you should bother with ethical fashion. It’s more work to research and it’s certainly more expensive. It would be a lot easier to buy the latest fashions at the closest department store. Next time the urge hits, remember these reasons to buy ethical clothes: It’s better for the environment Making, caring […]

Household

Garden Update – Transplanting

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As y’all know, I’m trying to overcome my black thumb and grow a nice garden this year.  I used a seed starter kit and some vegetable seeds a few weeks ago to get started.  This week was time to transplant. Vegetables I bought a raised bed planter off of Amazon and three bags of organic […]

Gifts

TBT: Christmas Gifts 2017

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As I have mentioned before, I started this blog long before I launched it public. For today’s Throwback Thursday, I’m posting a Christmas Gifts article. I planned for this to be the first installment in a three-part series but only wrote the one post. Instead of stressing about what I didn’t have time to do, […]

Food

Black Thumb Therapy – How Does Your Garden Grow?

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My history with plants I have never been good with a garden.  It is certainly not genetic, as my mom keeps beautiful plants around our house.  I think it stems from a bit of laziness, or forgetfulness, or just too many things on my to-do list.  But I would love to have pretty flowers and […]

Uncategorized

TBT: My First Post

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Confession: it took me almost 18 months to get this blog off the ground. I wrote the first post in January of 2017, then wrote nothing else until October. Then I only wrote sporadically until February of 2018, when I decided to get more serious. And the posts that I wrote weren’t even live – […]

Budgets

April Budget Challenge – Additional Income

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For the April money challenge, I tested out a few websites from which you can get some additional income.  Now I work a full-time job plus I have quite a few hobbies (you’re reading one), so I wasn’t looking for something to take a whole ton of time.  Here are the few I tried and […]

Budgets

March Budget Challenge

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For March, my challenge was to get my taxes done (a challenge given to me by Uncle Sam), and use the refund in a productive manner.   Taxes   For my taxes, I used Turbotax.  This is not an ad, it’s just what my mom used so I use it too.  I also got a […]

Budgets

February Money Challenge

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No eating out: easier said than done!   The original goal was to not eat out at all. This changed when I talked to my husband and he suggested that we use all of our gift cards/groupons that we’ve been hoarding for no reason.   Weekends were the most challenging during this time. I get […]

Budgets

Money Money Money!

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Ah, adulthood.  I’ve been learning recently that adulthood involves a lot of balancing competing interests.  The biggest part in my life where this comes to play is my budget.  I have so many things that I want to accomplish, including:   Living an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle   Saving for the future   Taking advantage […]

Budgets

November Grocery Budget Check-In

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I kept well within my budget this month, spending $334 on groceries this month.  That’s not exactly what we consumed in groceries, since I bought groceries at the very end of October as well. But we also pre-spent $200 on our CSA so that makes it a pretty good approximation of what we spent for […]