Nonconsumer Vacation Part 2


I thought I’d share a few more photos of our nonconsumer camping trip. It’s not easy to find a lake this big and this remote in the Sierras. The access to this one involved a nail-biting 20-mile drive that took almost two hours. Luckily my husband is very cool under pressure, because I was practically hyperventilating as […]

Nonconsumer Vacation


My husband and I went camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains last week. It was a decidedly nonconsumer holiday, as well as being frugal. Since the Sierras are one of the most beautiful places on earth, as well as being practically in our backyard (as little as 4 hours from Los Angeles), I try to […]

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse: Clothing

That’s the title of a terrific post written by longtime reader Catherine, who blogs at American Dream Finder after retiring her first blog called The Vegan Good Life. I find both blogs to be great food for thought on my nonconsumer journey. I think anyone who reads my blog, especially fans of Thrifty Threads, will […]

Experiential Gifts for the Holidays

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. I’ll have more posts about compact-friendly holiday gifts over the next few weeks. This is the first segment of a series I’ll be doing this week about non-consumer holiday gift giving. Today I’ll talk about “experiential” gifts, tomorrow I’ll have ideas for handmade gifts, and […]