Category Archives: Consumer

My Year of Eats

I like to think of myself as someone who cooks and eats at home almost all the time. We have breakfast at home, we bring packed lunches to work, and we always know what we’re having for dinner. Meal planning,

My Year of Eats

I like to think of myself as someone who cooks and eats at home almost all the time. We have breakfast at home, we bring packed lunches to work, and we always know what we’re having for dinner. Meal planning,

In and Out of October

Confession time. I started Christmas shopping in October. Looks like this will be a regular thing – we travel to visit Link in the late Fall and bring along gifts for Christmas. I did find it put me in a

In and Out of October

Confession time. I started Christmas shopping in October. Looks like this will be a regular thing – we travel to visit Link in the late Fall and bring along gifts for Christmas. I did find it put me in a

Stuff I Bought

  I was looking at my annual budget progress today, and paused to think about how much money I spent on “stuff.” That is, objects which will live for months or years in my home, car or office. Most of

Stuff I Bought

  I was looking at my annual budget progress today, and paused to think about how much money I spent on “stuff.” That is, objects which will live for months or years in my home, car or office. Most of

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In and Out of August and September

In August, I was in countdown mode for vacation – my first time off work since January. I bought a couple of items for the trip. First, a new backpack, which I bring to work every day, and use as

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

In and Out of July

July started with Canada Day festivities. Every year Rom and I go to a seaside boardwalk at lunch time, and out for a concert and fireworks in the evening. This year’s headliner was Allan Rayman. He is a folk-blues performer

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

Half Year Grocery Tally 2018

We’re more than halfway through 2018 so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I examine my grocery buying and spending in detail once or twice a year. In previous years, I listed how much I bought of each item

My Stuff

Five years ago I did a home inventory and established that I owned over 10,000 countable items. Yikes! I have not decluttered a great deal. My stuff is relatively neat and retrievable! In theory I would like to gaze upon

My Stuff

Five years ago I did a home inventory and established that I owned over 10,000 countable items. Yikes! I have not decluttered a great deal. My stuff is relatively neat and retrievable! In theory I would like to gaze upon

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

Mini Decor Project

And now for something completely different! This post is a follow-up to Weekend Wardrobe Project Last weekend, I refreshed one of my favourite possessions, the watchmaker’s cases I use to store earrings. They are aluminum storage boxes filled with tiny round containers.

Mini Decor Project

And now for something completely different! This post is a follow-up to Weekend Wardrobe Project Last weekend, I refreshed one of my favourite possessions, the watchmaker’s cases I use to store earrings. They are aluminum storage boxes filled with tiny round containers.

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based

Year-End Grocery Analysis

Every year I examine my grocery spending and try to get some insights into how I spent my grocery budget and how healthy my diet was. The grocery budget at our place provides for two adults. We eat a plant-based