How I reduced 25% of my electricity and gas bills ( 5 tips and another V for enVironmentalism)

Now that I’ve set my mind on keeping my savings rate over 75% ( I know there are unexpected spendings- those are not taken into account per-se but I do try to leave a margin of error every month for these surprises…), I have tackled my gas and electricity bills. These two are a major […]

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 […]

Vegan snacks- liked by omnivore kids too!

One of my big dilemma’s is can I  feed my kids healthy nutritious food without them declaring war on me. Sadly we are not one of those families where all family members are happy environmentalistic vegans who recycle all day long and play outside with their organic rabbit. I wish we were. My family is […]

My frugal journey- and a pair of torn flip flops as a symbol

I already told you my goal is to retire early.  (just in case- here is a link ):Why I want to retire early and my plan to achieve it. I think it’s time I share the tips I am using-and are proving themselves as powerful tools- to reach this goal by saving more than 75% […]

How I Implied a zero water waste policy and how it (almost) works: 12 basic and useful tips.

Water is a powerful resource. we cannot survive without clean water, and yet so many abuse this resource.. I know I cannot save the world. I wish I could . But I fiercely believe that If every one of us would do all in his or her power to save as much water as he […]

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 […]

Why I believe in seperate accounts

Having enough Money =having  freedom. Having enough Money =having power. Having enough Money means having the freedom  to decide what your life is going to look like and the power to make a change when you no longer enjoy the way you are leading your life. This is true not only for changing careers , […]

go salads

 baked chickpeas-  Click the link above. because the picture below is the lovely result of following yet another great recipe from the ” minimalist baker” food blog i follow-and i love. great simple vegan recipes. try them out! If you remember my fondness for constant indulgence specially when it concerns food- then you won’t be […]

Indulging yourself #2

I am staying on this topic since i believe it is so important. I believe that the difference between feeling deprived /punished -and feeling that your actions were the product of a decision you made after carefully assessing the pros and cons of the issue, cannot be underestimated. I believe it goes to the core […]

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 […]