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 […]

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 […]

5 reasons why being an introvert is actually beneficial -and a useful tip

First of all-what is an introvert? my definition: a person who prefers spending time at home, quietly doing what he/she likes to do-than going out and meeting people. I can tell you i never get bored being by myself, but i get bored easily around people, I avoid parties,  eating out, going to office meetings, […]

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 […]

How Metallica stepped up my game at the pool this morning

As you might remember, i believe in hard work- and in indulging yourself from time to time to keep you on the path to achieving your goals-be it saving money, eating healthy, or working out. Since i believe being consistent is key for almost everything in life, occasional indulgence is imperative to keep us going. […]

Starting from scratch #2

#1.Greeting cards: Do you remember how we loved drawing as kids ?somewhere along the adulthood road we lost it, what a shame ,it’s such fun!

well i bought 100 craft cards and 50 envelopes- (everything cost me 7 bucks )- and looked in my favorite place for ideas: Pinterest. I love cacti ( plus they are so easy to draw so there u go).Everyone was excited about these cards – and besides cutting on the costs i could make it personal both on the receivers side and on my side.

#2: muesli.another very simple thing to make from scratch is this muesli. After opening a foul box of store-bought muesli i wondered what were the ingredients of a basic muesli and found out u can do just fine with just rolled oats and raisins . But feel free to add nuts; coconut shreds or dried fruit .

#3: your own hamburger buns .maybe even your own bread who knows.a great recipe from one green planet.

Easy to make and my omnivore family members don’t leave anything for me! Check the link for the recipe and enjoy!Hamburger buns

a few tips on how to stop wasting time looking for misplaced stuff

After having spent yesterday afternoon looking for my car keys ( my son found them after i went frustrated to bed-they were hiding joyfully under the table) I spent some time thinking about how to avoid loosing those precious hours of running frantically around the house , blaming your self-and let’s face it-blaming almost everyone […]