How I handled the parsley situation.

Ok , I hear you- you’re thinking- this early retirement thing is getting to her, there is no such thing as a “parsley situation”. Well- If you’ve ever grown parsley from seeds- you know there most definitely is a thing called a “parsley situation”. Here you are, chirping and hopping in your garden wearing a …

What about those avocados?

  I always thought avocados were for those skinny people that need nutrient and fat-dense foods because they don’t get enough calories.  Well- I happen to find calories wherever I go, no problem there, thank you very much.  This is why I was never a big advocate for avocados. But-  I changed my mind lately- …

Perfecting my on-line grocery shopping skills!

I know- Pfizer+Moderna+Astra-zenica+ more labs are on it- soon everybody will be happily hugging sweaty people they barely know, and everything will be back to normal. But- Us introverts, have believed in social distancing since the stone age, certainly before Covid began, so we needn’t change our non social habits just because vaccinations are in …

Take care of yourself. the rest will follow.

This morning I woke up, and it was chilly, and the mere thought of going out for a run was giving me shivers. I got up and made myself a cup of strong coffee, filled my hot water bottle, and got back to bed to contemplate my next steps. Now I know you may be …

Apple-sauce instead of what??

Apples are a favorite of mine. I absolutely think fruit is nature’s fancy cakes, and I am risking being labeled as a douch/purist/hippie/all 3 together-and I don’t give a f%^&. Because- I am a true skeptic, and almost everything in life-in my opinion is to be seriously doubted and double, if not triple-checked before implementing …

The cheapest “renovation” ever!

2 cans of paint ( 2 shades of blue) 20 doorknobs (ceramic multi-colored -from Amazon) Cest tout.  Before-     After- A A great trick for lazy bums that the mere thought of taping endless duct tape and spreading old sheets all over the place (which, of course, is the right way to do it, …

Wood pallets 4 ways: a true frugal wonder!

I love these wood pallets. The reason is, that  I get to feel like a stellar environmentalist, reusing thrown out supposed to be trash, and creating (in my humble -oh I do care so much about my opinion, in fact, I care only about my opinion-mind). Plus- where I live -these are thrown out by …

5 easy mundane yet useful hacks!

I think mundane everyday life should be appreciated more. Don’t get me wrong- I’m the biggest advocate of planning ahead, constant assessment of situations, and thinking macro- And yet- on a day-to-day basis- we need to eat, drink, rest, and take care of ourselves, in a manner that could be perceived (wrongly) as, well, not …

Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict, you probably got the message from the past 3 months… Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I even …

Simplest method to cut your gardening expenses!

Yes there is a double meaning “hidden” there. mainly because the best way I know to drastically cut gardening expenses, is, well, to use cuttings and seed packets, instead of buying plants at the nursery. I admit I did purchase a few plants lately, the reason being I wanted to freshen up my garden with …