The Great Pellet Stove Purchase

Apparently Gune kitty really likes being warm. So I have the stove breakdown for you guys. I used a 10% off coupon and we got a pellet stove, vent pipe kit, and hole saw for drilling for $1250. Hearth pads run an average of $350-400, but I saw an ad on craigslist and...

7 Things I Stopped Spending Money On

Image via Wikipedia I went to Rite Aid yesterday to pick up deodorant for my husband and stood blankly in front of the makeup aisle for almost half an hour. I realized I hadn’t really bought makeup in longer than I can remember. It was a luxury item I...

When the “frugal” solution still costs

I’m in feetie pajamas, with a space heater next to me that I don’t want to turn on, and our thermostat is set to 62. I’m pretty darn cold. Before you call me a baby I have poor circulation so I can be cold in the middle of the summertime, but Oregon...

My Secret Obsession

Image by j_mills via Flickr No, it’s not chocolate, excel spreadsheets, craigslist, beer, or bad puns. Those are all very well known obsessions. My secret obsession is shipping container homes. I’m obsessed with their design, their function, everything....

Is Black Friday all it’s cracked up to be?

Image via Wikipedia Each year I consider going out shopping in Black Friday. I’ve done the 5 a.m. shopper insanity thing once, but it wasn’t about the shopping, it was about the fun people I was shopping with. Now that it’s more of a Black Friday...