Hairpin legs are in right now. You’ve probably seen them at your favorite furniture stores or decorating the condos of your swankier friends. They have this amazing ability to transform just about anything into a trendy, sleek piece of furniture with retro flair. And thanks to the resurgence of mid-century modern design, they are all over the place […]
For Sara’s Christmas present, I decided to make her homemade beeswax candles. We’ve seen them at farmers markets and other craft fairs, but they were always way too expensive. I stumbled upon this blog post by The Prairie Homestead and followed the directions with much success!
We love our local craft cocktail bars! When we started our craft cocktail kick we quickly realized we couldn’t afford to spend $10 to $20 per drink every time we go out. That’s when I decided I needed to learn to mix real drinks and make my own craft cocktail bar at home. Turn on […]
Sara recently introduced us to air plants. These little guys are neat because they require no soil at all. Instead, they are soaked in water for an hour every few days. This means they can be placed anywhere: on decorations, in a glass or dry pot, hanging in things, etc. My favorite is the one […]
When we decided to start budgeting we quickly realized our simple spending budget encouraged us to spend less on groceries so we could save money for more time out and/or doing things we enjoy. I’ve always thought coupons were a waste of time but grudgingly went along with Sara saving 15 cents on 3 gallons […]
Recently, I watched a Neflix documentary called Food Choices. Michal Siewierski, a filmmaker who recently lost 50 pounds by switching to a plant based diet, is trying to learn the truth when it comes to controversial food and nutrition topics. Most of the film is him introducing a topic of debate – Is milk good for […]
We’ve Finally Done It. After enough of Sara’s suggestions that we make a budget, I finally gave in and agreed to give it a shot. We agreed on a few basic ideas for the budget: First, our goal isn’t to cut back on fun, but is to better use our money on the things we […]
This year we joined a CSA for the first time. For anyone who isn’t familiar (like me up until a few months ago!) that stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a really awesome way to support your local farmers and get weekly shipments of farm fresh goodness at incredibly reasonable prices.
Insurance approved our roof claim, and we decided to choose our own contractor because of all of the headaches we had with their contractors when our basement flooded. The business across the alley recently had their roof replaced, and the owner said his people did a great job and he had referred them to a few other people. Because of the size of the hail storm every roofer in Denver was booked solid for months, so we met with them and decided to move forward. Here’s what happened next: