Frugal Living

I live with my husband and our 11 month old son in about 900 square feet. Even though plenty of families live in homes of this size, I doubt you’d find one who would tell you it’s not challenging. Minimalism is the way we stay sane. In our house, I am constantly spring cleaning. I religiously follow the […]

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As a part of my new foray into minimalism, I have been using Craigslist a lot lately. When you start minimizing, you get rid of a lot of excess stuff–why send that stuff to a landfill when someone else could easily get great use out of it, and you could make a little money in […]

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I’ve been meaning to put together a list of my favorite resources on natural health, beauty, and simple living for a while now and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. I’m posting all my favorite blogs, sites, books, and other resources below with short descriptions of why I like them.  I’ll also keep an […]

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Since I’m on a cloth diaper kick these days and nearing the time when I’ll start using them (t-minus 2 months until d-day!), I figured I’d run down what I’ve got in my stash. So without further ado, here we go… 2 dozen Osocozy Infant Size Prefolds (Size 1 7-15 pounds) 5 Thirsties Duo Wrap […]

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When I started looking into cloth diapers, I realized I needed a bit of a vocabulary lesson. There were all kinds of new terms and abbreviations: prefolds, flats, AIOs, AI2s, Pockets! So I thought I’d give an overview of the different types of cloth diaper, their benefits, and downsides. Flats Flats are largely what they […]

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I have been a bit absent in the last month only because I’ve been spending so much time reading up on and researching cloth diapers! Naturally, when I started researching baby stuff a few weeks ago, I was looking for ways to simplify whatever I could. There are SO MANY different products out there that […]

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Hating your job this week? Wishing you could quit and do something else? Often we stay stuck in jobs we dislike only because we’ve adjusted our lifestyle accordingly.  If you’re willing to give up a few of the luxuries you may have become accustomed to, you just might be able to quit your job (or […]

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Well, if you didn’t think I was hippy-dippy before, you will once you hear about my Diva Cup. Gentlemen, unless you’re a glutton for punishment I suggest you skip this post–it’s about to get reaaalll feminine. So, as I wrote a week ago, I recently went off the Pill, which so far I’m very happy […]

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I just love the Caveman Regimen. If you haven’t read my previous post about why I started the Caveman Regimen (and what it is) I suggest you read that first. It’s officially been a month since I started this whole not washing thing and I just love it. Before deciding to try the caveman regimen, […]

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My current apartment attracts dirt like no other apartment I’ve lived in. Seriously, it’s like nature is desperately trying to reclaim it. So I tend to use paper towels, but I’m desperate to kick the habit for a few reasons: Waste: It’s just silly! We/I don’t need them and yet in the US alone, we […]

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I recently wrote about my adventures with the no ‘poo or no shampoo regimen. I never attempted the baking soda/apple cider vinegar routine because it’s really not suitable for colored hair (If you don’t already know, I color mine to cover grey hair…at age 25 arg). Instead I chose to use the “conditioner only” method […]

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