Organizing your online groceries: preparing ahead and simplifying your cooking!(the sequel)

I buy my groceries online- once every 3 weeks. (with the exception of fresh soy milk and  we get at our local grocery shop ).here is a reminder of the previous episode of “conquering the art of online grocery shopping “: My online grocery shopping: saving money+big time!(and my quick bean stew recipe for no fresh […]

My online grocery shopping: saving money+big time!(and my quick bean stew recipe for no fresh produce situations)

Being an avid frugal person, I used to avoid online grocery shopping, thinking the produce will not be as good as the produce I hand pick , the prices will be considerably higher, and I will not get that “vibe” you get when strolling along the supermarket aisles -that “vibe” that sends you to the […]

Analyzing my everyday expenses: reflecting on 2018- part 2

Aspiring towards early retirement , for me, meant adjusting to a different life style- and a  different spending regime- but- and this is the important point I am emphasizing- the change needed to be permanent- not “only until I reach early retirement- and then- the sky’s the limit “. And why is that, pray tell? […]

8 great simple+natural home remedies for winter time!

Winter time. I am fully aware that some people are not winter fans. but I certainly am. As a garden owner- the sound of rain makes me happy, as a fireplace owner- temperature drop makes me happy as well. Winter does have its downsides, that is true, but careful preparation and awareness can minimise those […]

Reflecting on my 2018 expenses

The end of the year is in my opinion a great time to look back at your expenses and learn a thing or two (or three?) about your spendings. *This is a part of a bigger picture– of course- reflecting on everything you accomplished in the past year- for better or for worse. the thing […]

How I downsized my wardrobe -and no- I do not wear the same pants every day. (part 2).

On my previous post I left you all wondering how I use this colorful scarf to lift a boring out fit and so lead others to believe I have multiple items of clothing when the truth is I downsized my wardrobe seriously. The truth is I no longer care what others think of my wardrobe […]

Preparing for winter ( see I dodged the oh so obvious “winter is coming” title) and a recipe for super great brown rice!

Winter is coming (ha ha so funny bordering hilarious) and we are preparing for it by  making sure our house is rain proof and leak proof, the pantry is full and the wood is waiting for the fire-place. (I don’t believe the wood is waiting for anything to say the truth, least of all to […]

Living in a (fairly )small house and how I upgraded my toilet for (almost) 0$

We live in a fairly small home. 117 square meters. we have a nice big garden that we had no intention of destroying in order to build more rooms so we can accumulate more stuff. We have 3 children we raised for most of their lives in this small house. 2 of them are now […]

Can you always be prepared?

I am a control freak. Plain and simple. ok maybe it’s not that simple but there it is. *I am also an introvert, which in my experience complicates things even more, since I rely only on myself to help myself-and have a great deal of trouble asking anyone for help. (I can prove I am […]

Why I bring myself flowers every friday (and how I do it frugally!)

I believe everyone loves flowers-right? I mean- beautiful (have you ever seen a flower and looked away? even those scary “little shop of horrors” type are interesting to look at, not that I come across those every day, or at any day for that matter-wow that brought up memories of that campy movie- “feed me […]