I was inspired this morning to skip my workout in favor of a leisurely treasure hunt at Salvation Army and Goodwill. I had a very successful day, finding all of this for less than $30… This adorable and practically brand new cotton blouse was only $2 at Goodwill! This vintage dress was only $4.99. I… Continue Reading
Once a week or so, I’ll stop by Target on my way to work to stock up on cat supplies and soy milk. If I’m not quite ready to face a day of dealing with project issues and passive-aggressive stakeholders, I’ll wander around the store in search of bargains. You really can’t beat Target’s clearance!… Continue Reading
It’s a been a cool, wet summer, and a disappointing gardening season. By this time last year, I had early tomatoes, cucumbers, and more zucchini and summer squash than I knew what to do with. This year is turning out to be a mixed bag… I harvested just enough strawberries to make a pie in… Continue Reading
I love to sew and I love to re-purpose things. So, one one of my blog readers (hi, Donna!) turned me onto this skirt tutorial, I couldn’t wait to give it a shot! I tried it out using a single yard from my vintage fabric stash: It took a bit longer than 20 minutes, mostly… Continue Reading
For the most part, I cook everything we eat from scratch. At the moment, the only prepared foods in my house are Boca burgers, a Kashi frozen meal, a frozen burrito, a few boxes of Zatarain’s black beans & rice, Tofurky, a box of Kraft mac & cheese, and an assortment of condiments. There are… Continue Reading
I love this lavender-vinegar cleaner, which I use in place of Windex for all-purpose cleaning. The essential oils have antimicrobial properties. Homemade Lavender Cleaner Recipe 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 10 – 15 drops of lavender essential oil (or lemon or tea tree) Add everything to a spray bottle. Shake to combine.
I spent Saturday afternoon listening to Joni Mitchell and baking Mother’s Day muffins for my mother in law. I made my jumbo blueberry muffins, individual coffeecakes, and mini loaves of cornbread. The coffeecakes were a bust because the streusel didn’t set properly. Still, it was a nice little basket of homemade goodies :)(I wish I’d… Continue Reading