Posts Tagged: book reviews

Book Review: Zero Waste Home

I am late to the party – most of you will have already read this book, or have an opinion about it. I originally approached this book without much enthusiasm because I thought the author would be a zealot. I

Book Review: Zero Waste Home

I am late to the party – most of you will have already read this book, or have an opinion about it. I originally approached this book without much enthusiasm because I thought the author would be a zealot. I

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

Book Review – Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

I am not the world’s most frugal clothes shopper, spending $750 to $1225 per year on my wardrobe for each of the past 10 years. So with over $10,000 spent in 10 years, I must have a stunning wardrobe, right?

12 Months of Celebration – Month 5 – May

I’ve been finding ways to have fun and celebrate continuously instead of saving it up for year-end! It was super-easy this month because we had a long-awaited travel vacation to the UK. While we didn’t go to any movies or

12 Months of Celebration – Month 5 – May

I’ve been finding ways to have fun and celebrate continuously instead of saving it up for year-end! It was super-easy this month because we had a long-awaited travel vacation to the UK. While we didn’t go to any movies or

12 Months of Celebration – Month 4 – April

Every month this year, I’ve been looking back on what I did for fun, and what was special about the month just past. Here’s what I did for entertainment in April. An unexpected perk this month was that Rom won

12 Months of Celebration – Month 4 – April

Every month this year, I’ve been looking back on what I did for fun, and what was special about the month just past. Here’s what I did for entertainment in April. An unexpected perk this month was that Rom won

12 Months of Celebration – Month 3 – March

Three months into the year and I am making progress on finding things to celebrate every month! I’ve been trying to avoid long stretches of staying in, and also the “boom and bust” cycle of making up for it by

12 Months of Celebration – Month 3 – March

Three months into the year and I am making progress on finding things to celebrate every month! I’ve been trying to avoid long stretches of staying in, and also the “boom and bust” cycle of making up for it by

2012 Goal Update: Month 10

It is 5/6 of the way through the year – that is 83% ! I have been reporting my progress on: Going to concerts and movies Reading books and watching DVDs Going to restaurants Making Real Food at home Planned

2012 Goal Update: Month 10

It is 5/6 of the way through the year – that is 83% ! I have been reporting my progress on: Going to concerts and movies Reading books and watching DVDs Going to restaurants Making Real Food at home Planned

Reading Round-Up # 3

Lots of reading going on here! 4 quick reads this month and 4 with some substance. Here are my reviews. Atomic Ranch: Midcentury Interiors – Michelle Gringeri-Brown & Jim Brown Gorgeous photo book on restored American ranch homes of the 50s

Reading Round-Up # 3

Lots of reading going on here! 4 quick reads this month and 4 with some substance. Here are my reviews. Atomic Ranch: Midcentury Interiors – Michelle Gringeri-Brown & Jim Brown Gorgeous photo book on restored American ranch homes of the 50s

Reading Round-Up # 2

This month I read some new, fast-moving nonfiction and some novels I should have read 4 or 5 years ago. Nonfiction Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Record at a Time – Courtney E. Smith (2011)

Reading Round-Up # 2

This month I read some new, fast-moving nonfiction and some novels I should have read 4 or 5 years ago. Nonfiction Record Collecting for Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Record at a Time – Courtney E. Smith (2011)

Reading Round-Up # 1

Last month I only read one lengthy book, so I blitzed a bunch of short ones in May and had much more fun with them. Here’s my round-up: Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

Reading Round-Up # 1

Last month I only read one lengthy book, so I blitzed a bunch of short ones in May and had much more fun with them. Here’s my round-up: Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

2012 Goal Update: Month 3

End of first quarter of 2012! I had a whole bunch of goals/resolutions for this year. Here’s how I did in March: Concerts: Tickets have been bought for Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia in April. I could not resist

2012 Goal Update: Month 3

End of first quarter of 2012! I had a whole bunch of goals/resolutions for this year. Here’s how I did in March: Concerts: Tickets have been bought for Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia in April. I could not resist