A (Re)purposeful Weekend

I came home sick on Monday with an ear infection and a throat that felt like it had been sliced with razor blades. Apparently traveling through airports, hosting parties, and caring for a sick toddler finally caught up with me. But there is an upside to this.

I got to hang out all afternoon in our new master suite. With no husband or child. Just me, my peppermint tea, and a couple of dogs happy for the opportunity to cuddle up.

Barring some carpet in the closet and a long punch list, construction is nearly complete. All I needed was the “nearly” part and we eagerly moved in. But there was some serious space to fill.  Continue reading

Fifty Bucks is Fifty Bucks

I love Craig’s List. Mostly because I am the most frugal person I know and it tends to yield “free” money and the best of bargains. However, I also I love the idea of keeping things out of the landfill that others would find useful.

Take for instance a single vanity we bought in 2003 for our first house. We were broke so I’m sure it was the least-expensive-but-still-nice-looking-vanity that Home Depot sold. Continue reading