• Money

    5 easy things you can do RIGHT NOW to start saving more money!

    Saving money isn’t always easy. It can often feel like you have to give up things that you like, it takes time and energy to set a budget and stick to it, and many people just aren’t interested in learning about different ways of saving. Luckily, there are some very…

  • Food

    I’m quitting sugar for 6 weeks…

    I’ve decided to quit sugar…for 6 weeks. The perils of sugar are everywhere you look. How the brain responds to sugar like it responds to cocaine, how it’s making us tired and fat, how we’re all addicted to it and the food industry is perpetuating this addiction with no concern…

  • Adventures and Travel

    Quirky Portland: Buttercraft

    The Quirky Portland series explores the more…unique…side of living in Portland. The specialty shops, events, and oddities that help make the city’s unofficial motto ‘Keep Portland Weird.’ This post may include affiliate links. See full disclosure policy here. Buttercraft, a small shop in the SE Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood of Portland, specializes…

  • Money

    How to save money on pets

    I grew up having animals in the house. Over the years we had a cat, ferrets, iguanas, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, and frogs. I always knew that when I was older I wanted to have my own. While living in Switzerland, I was finally ready to adopt. Ironically, it was…

  • Food

    6 items you should be freezing to make weekday cooking a breeze

    It’s Wednesday evening and you’re just getting home from work. You’re tired and hungry, and so is everyone else in your house. The thought of having to prep and cook dinner is exhausting. You could order a pizza (again), or you could use your freezer to make midweek, healthy dinners…

  • Money

    How to set and keep financial goals – Part 2

    So you wrote your goals…now what? (If you haven’t taken the first step of brainstorming and writing your financial goals, start with How To Set and Keep Financial Goals – Part 1). People set goals all the time that quickly get discarded and forgotten. Why do you think gym memberships…