On Friday Estimate

DIY weekend. My partner and I are hoping to save $1000 on a drywall project by spending about $100 on materials and doing the work ourselves...we have never drywalled anything before. I'm also spending about $50 on fabrics to make 3 Christmas gifts. Plus another $25 for the usual weekend lunches/drinks. So $175 total, but $825 saved.

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:30 am 0

On Dream a Little Dream of 1 Thing

My one thing is putting the new registration sticker on my car. This is SO stupid, because it would literally take 1 minute to do but I just don't feel like doing it. Plus I don't drive to work and when I get home from work it's dark. And I park outside. In the dark. The sticker has been sitting on the kitchen counter for almost two months.

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm 0

On WWYD: Slightly Overcharged

Small town, independent coffee shop where-everybody-knows-my-name = I might let it slide. Starbucks = no way!

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm 3

On How Things Get to Your Doorstep

why does this article make me feel so very sad?

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 11:18 am 0

On Mom Says I Should Bring My Lunch to Save $ But I Don't Think I Would

Just figure out how many minutes (after taxes) you have to work to make $11 and then decide if it's still worth it. This system is a good one to help me decide just how badly I want something. I calculated that I would have to work about 20 minutes to earn an $11 lunch out, but only around 5 minutes to earn the lunch I brought today (dinner leftovers). Pb&j would cost less than a minute.

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm 0

On Cheap Eats: Asparagus Lasagna

@MissMushkila I'm doing it! Leek lasagna for dinner! The nut idea kind of blew my mind BTW, I'm totally trying that too.

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm 0

On Cheap Eats: Asparagus Lasagna

I wonder how it would go with some winter veggie substitutions. Kale? Squash? Leeks??? Otherwise, I gotta wait 'til spring :(

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm 0

On Sipping on Water and Juice

If I spend hours studying in a coffee shop every day (Caribou Coffee!) but hate coffee (tea please) and bring my own mug and (sometimes) correctly answer the daily trivia question so as to save 20 cents, do I suck? Yes I should tip more. Or at all. Sorry.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm 0

On The Independent Bookstore is Not Dead

@blair Printers Row! The yearly book sale is what I miss most about Chicago.

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm 0

On In Australia, We Don't Worry So Much About Our Student Debt

I hear from my friend who lives Down Under that the economic situation there looks scarily like USA circa 2007, complete with a rather large housing bubble. True?

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:34 am 0