The Basics of Meal Planning
October 21, 2014

The Basics of Meal Planning

My last two posts in this section have touched a bit on meal planning, but let’s go a little deeper. First, let’s talk about the why’s of meal planning. The obvious one – you know the answer to “what’s for dinner.” You can avoid the drive thru, the take out, and the pizza delivery person (unless that’s the plan for that night). You know what to buy at the grocery store and have a plan to use it, which saves you money. You’re not buying things you don’t need,......

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The Vintage Life
October 19, 2014

The Vintage Life

One of the topics that used to be taught in home economics was ‘relationships.’ I’ve been curious about this and have wondered what sorts of things they taught. Based on some of the vintage movies I’ve...


The Best of the 'Net
October 18, 2014

The Best of the ‘Net

I spent last weekend making applesauce from the apples we had picked in nearby Julian, CA so apples have been on my mind for the last week or so. If I had apples left over,...


Painting Walls
October 16, 2014

Painting Walls

One of the cheapest ways to update a room is to change the paint color. Before we get to the ‘how to’ part though, a couple of things to keep in mind: If you rent,...


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