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 …

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 …

The best birthday present ever!

So, last week I celebrated 52 , and I got the perfect gift from my kids. I am not just saying this because they are my kids. Or because the eldest is a devoted subscriber and frequently comments on my content.(in private messages though. I guess its uncool to publicly comment on your mother’s blog).  …

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 …

My 7th veganniversary: am I laying on a bed of roses??

People make life-changing decisions all the time. I’ve read “inspirational quotes” that are adamant that “the hardest part concerning these decisions is getting to the point of making them”-as in being aware of the fact that change is needed and what form that change will take.  Well. I can tell you that in my experience, …

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 the day to day basis- we need to eat, drink, rest, and take care of our selves, in a manner that could be perceived (wrongly) …

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 …