In nearly every civilization throughout history people have celebrated holidays. As you probably already know many of our modern Western holidays, Christmas included (hey there winter solstice and Saturnalia), are just revamped versions of old pagan celebrations. In fact, for years Christian prophets vehemently condemned the idea of bringing a tree or piece of greenery… Continue reading A Brief History of Tradition & Why I Love the Holidays
I love hosting people! I’ve thrown every type of party imaginable from giant keg parties where you charge a $5 cover (ok, that was in college) to elaborate themed costume parties and casual barbecues. I’ve cooked for 4 and I’ve cooked for 50 (yes, really) and I’ve done the majority of it in small apartments… Continue reading Here’s Why Entertaining at Home is The Best (no matter how small your home is)
This is a frugality/minimalism blog, so you won’t see me promoting very many different consumer goods here. BUT, I have to tell you all that I just acquired a bread machine and it is absolutely incredible! I try to maximize the holidays so I always ask for gift cards to stores that are very multipurpose.… Continue reading Bread Machine Wonders!
Americans spend billions of dollars a year on beauty products- BILLIONS. We spend more on beauty products than we do on healthcare, which is a little insane if you ask me. Most beauty products are overpriced, filled with harsh chemicals, and don’t really work. After all, if they worked, you wouldn’t have to keep buying… Continue reading DIY- Skincare and How to Enjoy Frugal Luxury