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 […]

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? […]

“Failure is not an option!”- really???

I grew up thinking only lame and unsuccessful people fail. or If you don’t fit into one of those categories- than you must have not tried hard enough. Every failure was questioned, almost shamed, explanatins were in order and the overall message was- please don’t do that any more. For years I thought this is […]

How I downsized my wardrobe and does this mean I wear the same pants everyday???(part 1)

This is my wardrobe: This has all my fall + winter clothing including my “formal attire” -my every day going to work clothes, my workout clothes, and my “wear at home where no one sees you and you can feel realy comfortable ” clothes . I have another shelf where I put my spring+summer clothing. […]

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 […]

How I encourage myself to drink more water -and it has nothing to do with any apps!

Water is basic stuff. I mean we all know it- we cannot survive without it- but since daily life for most of us offers so many other thirst quenching options, there needs to be a reminder from time to time of this wonderful green, organic, healthy, frugal substance. I’ve seen people where I work that […]

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 […]

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 […]

My zero food waste tips-part 2: fruit

Well  in my opinion this is definitely an easier task than not wasting any veggies. fruit is the best: at any form-shape-color-size- flavor.  Just look at that. no wonder there are so many stories connected to seduction by apples…. Like all fruit- of course the best possible way would be to eat them fresh, but […]

My zero food waste tips: part 1: vegetables.

Here are my favorite time+money+ waste saving frugal tips. these work so well -I almost never throw food away . (“away” meaning to the composter of course so as you can see this is a full proof 0 waste plan!) #1: parsley. I order a weekly local organic basket of vegetables- the basic ones: tomatoes, […]