The second birthday present I gave myself. (part 2)

I gave myself a second grand present- for the first time (after leaving home at 20 to go to university) , I  now have my own room. to read, to search the web, to think, whatever-this is my little corner. One of my grown up kids has left to travel abroad, and I am a […]

Why I’m not a grade A minimalist

So I’ve been reading a lot about minimalism, and naturally (for me anyway) I started thinking about myself. I asked myself am I fully and whole heartedly invested in decluttering everything I don’t use , and the frank answer I gave to myself was- definitely not. Don’t get me wrong- I did a big konmary […]

Clean green / V for vinegar

I became frugal once I understood that saving most of my income is the most effective way to accomplish early retirement and financial strength that will allow me to help my kids start their grown lives from a reasonable starting point. But- my turning to green cleaning was motivated from a different angle: the environmentalist […]

Why I want to retire early-and my plan to achieve it

I know many people like their jobs (so I’ve heard),  and that  many feel they cannot afford to retire , and some –like me-were brought up to believe that the only way to justify your existence on this planet is by being a productive human being=going to work every day rain or sun and “being […]

Why bother?

look at this.  this is how one of my oven trays looked like this morning. I admit I looked at it with actual contempt, and decided to quickly go online shopping for a new tray. Than i remembered just yesterday i took my car to the shop for its checkup and besides the checkup itself […]

frugal kitchen hacks

I seem to have (or seem to think i have) many frugal hacks in general and specifically in the kitchen- which is one of my favorite places to be. yes i just wrote that. I find it to be a place of creativity and fun, and I find that time flies by when i cook […]

Being frugal : Learning to do my own nails

Being frugal, I try my best to minimize my outsourcing. This means: I clean the house (IRobot-love u!), do my own facials, tend to my garden, cook and bake, and do my mani-pedi, and more. For years I  only put clear nail polish, telling myself “I  look european” but actually trying to avoid the extra […]