The day we had a power cut.

So a few weeks ago, all of a sudden, in the middle of the day, a super hot and humid day might I add, everything stopped. No lights, AC, computers, and the internet -shut down. Apparently, there was a fire close by, which caused our life to rewind to the ’50s in a split second. …

The cheapest “renovation” ever!

2 cans of paint ( 2 shades of blue) 20 door knobs (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, mind …

Criticism- can’t take it.

I know, I’m a grown up. I’m 52 to be exact. That’s a fully grown up. Actually , soon I might be entering the “growing down ” phase, that’s how much of grown up I am. And yet- I resent any kind of criticism -about me or my kids. Not other people- don’t be funny …

I discovered I am a double-standard hypocrite.

A few years ago, I went to Barcelona with my long (long) time friend. I love her, she’s funny, intelligent and I like listening to her insights. So, we were waiting to board, and she was looking around (you see, one of the reasons I like her is that she enjoys the horrid game of …

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 …

“Women despise frugal men”-is that so?

So,  I read an article, written by a psychology professor (no less) that claims women loath frugal men, and list them as non- attractive  partners.  Being a proud frugal +a true believer in seperate accounts as a base line for equality and feminism, I was surprised.   To be absolutely honest- the first thing a skeptic …

What’s the deal with chin masks???

Lately, wherever I go ( admittedly- just a few places, introvert, told you), I see this widely spread phenomenon: people thinking it is ok to wear their masks on their chins, instead of, well, you probably know by now the proper way to wear a mask, in order to try and minimize the risk of …

Revisiting Pollyanna: a test case in positive psychology.

So, the gyms have opened up here, and I got back to swimming. Swimming is most definitely one of my favorite ways of exercising, because: #1. it is a good workout- incorporates lung work, arms, back muscles, leg work ( I do breaststroke. not ashamed. I am aware of the fact that it makes me …

Pre-workout snacks debate-seriously??

So, recently, since enhancing my workout routine, I changed my eating habits. Whereas before, I worked out having absolutely nothing to eat before, that is nothing for the 14-15 hours before training (intermittent fasting thing) except for my 1 cup of black coffee-no cream or sugar added- now I started eating a slice of whole …

A tale of chia crackers and blogging etiquette.

So, last week, I stumbled upon a food+exercise blog and decided I try it out. I started following and tried out one of the recipes. It was a basic recipe for a basic staple, the reason I tried it, although I was familiar with the basic recipe, was the fact that it was the first …