What To Do When The Floor Caves In

Rebecca and Nate replace some floorboards.

A DIY Linen Closet For the Non-DIY Person

We haven’t contractually promised ourselves to each other in sickness and in health, sure, but we have financially committed to spend every weekend together working on home improvement projects until our backs give out. First on our DIY agenda: A linen closet.

Places I Didn’t Live: House Hunting in Oakland, Calif.

What we didn’t realize was that actually finding a house to buy would not be easy.

I Need to Do Everything in My Power Not to Be Poor

My stepdad threatened to kill my family two days ago and is currently locked away in a hospital. Before he was carted away, he dumped water on the family computer and smashed everyone’s phones.

The Actual Real Cost of an Olympic Medal

Real life costs of Olympic medals.

Places I’ve Lived: Monsters, Dog Seizures, and Stolen Car Batteries

We have all lived in some places. Where have you lived, Rebecca Pederson?

An Open Letter to the Employee Stock Options My Company Gave Me

Rebecca Pederson has something to say to her stock options (mostly: What are you?)

How to Make Kombucha That Isn’t as Good as The Kind You Buy, But Still Works, Almost

I’m not a scientist, but I support a theory shared by many people who are also not scientists: Kombucha is super good for you, and you should drink it every day.

Save Money (Save No Money) with Backyard Chickens

As someone who consumes more scrambles than is probably healthy, I thought backyard chickens would be a genius money-saving plan. This actually (surprise!) did not turn out to be true.