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Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Grocery Geekery

More than half of 2016 has passed so it’s time for a half-year grocery tally! I’ve tracked and analyzed my grocery spending every year since I started this blog. At our house we’ve gone through some dramatic changes in food shopping

Paint or Be Painted

I just had the interior of my house professionally painted. So what was my rationale? I have a bit of experience painting cupboards, walls and rooms. I can do a passable job, but I don’t enjoy it. I find it difficult

Paint or Be Painted

I just had the interior of my house professionally painted. So what was my rationale? I have a bit of experience painting cupboards, walls and rooms. I can do a passable job, but I don’t enjoy it. I find it difficult

Organized?

I have looked and looked for a system to help me organize my life. A place where I can add everything relevant, keep it in order, access it easily, and keep it for posterity. A place for meetings and appointments,

Organized?

I have looked and looked for a system to help me organize my life. A place where I can add everything relevant, keep it in order, access it easily, and keep it for posterity. A place for meetings and appointments,

Travel: Cheap or Smooth? (Part 1 of 2)

Once upon a time, I posted a travel checklist that covered all the details I think about before I go on a trip. It was about managing my life so I was able to actually leave for the vacation! Now

Travel: Cheap or Smooth? (Part 1 of 2)

Once upon a time, I posted a travel checklist that covered all the details I think about before I go on a trip. It was about managing my life so I was able to actually leave for the vacation! Now

This Year’s Wardrobe

Once again I have taken stock of all my clothes. Four years ago, I started paring back my wardrobe in an attempt to cut it back by 50%. I am within two items of that goal! I have long since

This Year’s Wardrobe

Once again I have taken stock of all my clothes. Four years ago, I started paring back my wardrobe in an attempt to cut it back by 50%. I am within two items of that goal! I have long since

Paying Full Price

“I never pay full price for anything,” is a popular humble-brag: I am declaring myself a whiz at negotiating, or using the marketplace in my favour. I am saying I have the best research skills or I know all the

Paying Full Price

“I never pay full price for anything,” is a popular humble-brag: I am declaring myself a whiz at negotiating, or using the marketplace in my favour. I am saying I have the best research skills or I know all the

Everyday Ethics

I just finished reading Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, a compilation of New York Times “The Ethicist” columns by Randy Cohen. I was interested for two reasons: I like to look at my own decisions and

Everyday Ethics

I just finished reading Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, a compilation of New York Times “The Ethicist” columns by Randy Cohen. I was interested for two reasons: I like to look at my own decisions and

How Fit Is Fit?

Over the past 6 months, I’ve taken it up a notch, from being fit to very fit. I am a lot more active and I feel a tremendous sense of well-being. Sure, I have gaps, for example, less strength and

How Fit Is Fit?

Over the past 6 months, I’ve taken it up a notch, from being fit to very fit. I am a lot more active and I feel a tremendous sense of well-being. Sure, I have gaps, for example, less strength and

Tim’s Cups, Candy Wrappers and Poo Bags

On my first visit to London, I quickly spotted a cultural difference between North America and the UK. There is much less of an eat-on-the-run mentality. Where I travelled, there were no drive-throughs for coffee or fast food. Even in

Tim’s Cups, Candy Wrappers and Poo Bags

On my first visit to London, I quickly spotted a cultural difference between North America and the UK. There is much less of an eat-on-the-run mentality. Where I travelled, there were no drive-throughs for coffee or fast food. Even in

Grocery “Reveal”

Every year I tally up the actual foods we bought during the year, and not just what they cost. I had a look over 2015 and thought about what we can do differently. If anyone asked me, I would say we are

Grocery “Reveal”

Every year I tally up the actual foods we bought during the year, and not just what they cost. I had a look over 2015 and thought about what we can do differently. If anyone asked me, I would say we are