First Fall Off the Wagon ’10

This little lamb jacket from speesees, one of my favorite children’s clothing companies, was impossible to resist. A good friend of ours is having a little girl after wanting a baby for a very long time, so my husband and I really wanted to give her and her husband a nice shower gift. And this […]

Buy Nothing New mid-year report

Yesterday I realized that I’m exactly halfway through my year of following The Compact. As I looked at a couple of my first posts, I couldn’t believe how differently things have gone from what I expected when I embarked upon this journey. The woman who set off on a panicked shopping spree for the perfect […]


I bought something new. I’m a member of a Book Club. A really awesome Book Club. I like everyone in it, and I’m honored to be a member. I LOVE my Book Club. For the past two or three years, I’ve been getting the Book Club book from the library. They weren’t always that great, […]

What do you splurge on?

I feel a confession coming on… Since I joined The Compact and started writing this blog, I’ve learned so much about simple living and frugal living from visiting other blogs. But sometimes I feel a little hypocritical about associating myself with the frugal lifestyle, and I might hesitate in calling myself a Frugalista. I’m not […]