First off – thank you kindly for the nice comments regarding my husband’s recent promotion.
Now back to business … I’ve been stocking up some articles recently (I started stocking them for a Jan. 16th blog post that didn’t get written … so some of these might be moldy, but still relevant.). Here goes:
Here’s something random that ties in with laundry – “How Often Should You Wash Your Jeans” from a Time magazine blog. According to the little blurb, an exec from Levi Strauss & Co., said “The less people wash their jeans, the better their jeans become.”
All together now: “Ewwwww.” OK – I get it … things tend to weaken, the more that you wash them. And hell – when I was in college, I used to brag that my jeans could walk themselves to the washer when it came time to clean ’em, but now that I’m in my 30s and have a washing machine that I don’t need to plug quarters into – I like to wash my jeans after two to three wearings. Or four. Sometimes five if I’m really digging a pair of jeans.
thekitchn.com has become one of my favorite culinary blogs. And every once in awhile, it will have a nugget of wisdom that’s appropriate for my frugal life. This particular tip involves one of my favorite foods – cheese. Frequently, you can score little odds and ends of cheese at stores like Whole Foods or even your regular supermarket. These are the “ends” of cheese that are left after a hunk of cheese is carved up into parcels for sale. I’ve found that it’s a really good way to try really expensive cheese that I’m not willing to pay $12 a pound for. I feel gourmet, yet virtuous at the same time.
I was just telling my husband that I’m already dreaming of gardening this spring and summer. In the event that I cannot wait that long, The Cheap Vegetable Gardener has a way to do your own hydroponic set-up for basil. At your office. I love this idea in theory. In reality, I already have enough crap on my desk and basil would just be overkill.
This column is from the Wall Street Journal and is entitled “Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter.” Good food for thought.
Have a wonderful week, friends.
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