Remember those years when we didn’t buy any clothes?

In the last four and a half months I have spent $91.41 on clothes, shoes, and accessories. You can see the items listed below. For me that is an incredibly low amount (that’s an average of $20.31/month). One of my main hobbies used to be thrift store shopping – I relished paying $20 for last…

Neighborhoods Galore

I love neighborhoods. That sounds like a strange thing to have a passion for, but hey – it’s cheaper than a caviar obsession. The main thing that I really like about neighborhoods, real neighborhoods, is that there are no two exactly the same. The great thing about living in Pittsburgh is that I’m surrounded by distinct urban…

Poppies

I’ve said it before and I will say it every year until I die – I LOVE Summertime. It is by far the best time of year for me. I cannot relate to those who complain about the heat. For once I don’t have to always carry a sweater with me. Socks are optional. Sun…

Pyrex-1 / Malia-0

I’ve always loved Pyrex containers. For logical reasons, like that they last a long time and don’t leach chemicals into my food. But also because having a set of Pyrex containers makes me feel undeniably like an adult.  I received them as a gift on a trip home to Minnesota my first year out of college and…

Swedish Spring

Spring is a great time of year to visit southern Sweden. “Easter lilies” (daffodils) are in bloom everywhere and “wind flowers” cover the forest floor. There are even Easter trees decorated with multicolored feathers. Got to live the gulf stream.