Recycled Garden Projects

recycled trampoline

My friend Betsy Talbot of Married With Luggage turned me on to this awesome Facebook page called Recycled, UpCycled, Freecycled Garden Projects, and I can’t get enough of it! How cool is this recycled trampoline tepee/hammock/meditation area? I love it! It solves so many problems and meets so many goals at once: creating a Zen garden space, staying out […]

Frugal and free

It occurred to me recently that I haven’t been spending much money lately. In fact, I tend to keep a $20 bill in my wallet for weeks sometimes, when a few years back I could easily breeze through $80 in cash per week. So I thought I’d write about what I’d been up to that […]

Get a free ebook if you act now


Update: This deal seems to only be working for US readers. Sorry to my readers outside the country. For one day only, Tuesday January 24th, Betsy and Warren Talbot of Married With Luggage are offering their ebook Getting Rid of It: Eliminate the Clutter in Your Life free of charge. You all know what big fans […]

Trash into Treasure


In the category of renew, reuse, and recycle,check out this video of how the ladies from “Dykes on a Dyme” transformed a discarded couch into a patio bench. It came out fantastic! Take 5 minutes and learn How to Turn a Loveseat into a Patio Bench.  I love their resourcefulness and the “keepin’ it out […]

And the winner is…

muir glen giveaway '11

…Maggie Dudzik! Maggie will be shipped a free kit of organic tomato products from Muir Glen. Maggie, please send me an email at with your street address so I can have it mailed to you ASAP. Congratulations! Here’s what Maggie had to say about Muir Glen tomatoes:  I’d love to win these! I’m usually […]

It’s a Giveaway!

muir glen giveaway '11

Readers, I’ve got a giveaway for you! And you know you can trust my recommendation on this product, because I’ve been blogging for over two years, and this is only my second giveaway. And last year’s giveaway was… the same thing, a Muir Glen canned tomato kit. This is the only product I’ve ever accepted […]