(One income/a family of 3) + a high cost of living * (a little creativity and a thirst for life) = Life from the Roof

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  • In pursuit of perfection“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Expudery, quoted in the Tacoma, Washington News Tribune ******************************* Over ten years ago, I d...
  • Read and Recommended: Created for Work
    on Sep 15, 2010 in Personal reflections
    If you knew me and my husband, then you would know that the eight bookshelves we have in our house aren’t just filled with decorative books that we have never read.  We love to read, though admittedly, we are beginning to collect a stack of bo...
  • Birthday Week 2010
    on Sep 12, 2010 in Domestic Prozac Parenting
    Dylan is 1!  We celebrated both boys’ birthdays last weekend because Michael’s parents were here.  Judging from the outcome, I don’t know if Eli actually was aware that it wasn’t even his birthday – from several days before the celebratio...
  • Fall Decorating 101 – the Little Boy version
    on Sep 9, 2010 in Domestic Prozac
    Here in the Bay Area, the weather has been a bit erratic.  We have had a cold summer (even for those used to chilly summers), peppered by two or three day heat waves.  I’m a bit nervous about the next couple of months, because typically they...
  • The Frappucino FactorEven though it was late August, I recently officially celebrated the arrival of fall with my first Pumpkin Frappucino from Starbucks.  Given the popularity of the Pumpkin Spice drink series, you would think that they would offer it year-round.  Aft...
  • These are the days . . .
    on Aug 20, 2010 in Personal reflections
    Thankfully, the nausea seems to be fading along with the all-day fatigue I’ve been feeling lately, and I can finally get back to my normal routine (but are days with an almost 3 and 1 year old ever normal?). I thought I would post some recent p...
  • Surprise, surprise!
    on Aug 9, 2010 in Parenting Uncategorized
    Well, our summer break is finally drawing to a close.  For moms of kids who are returning to school, I’m sure many are breathing a sigh of relief.  For moms like myself whose husbands are returning to school, I’m sure many are taking a...
  • How less can you dress?
    on Jul 21, 2010 in Frugal Experiment
    I just read a very interesting piece in the New York Times this evening on a few different challenges people are taking up to make do with less in their wardrobe.  And when I say less, I mean much much less, like six pieces (excluding underwear, of...
  • Summer resolutions
    on Jul 10, 2010 in Domestic Prozac
    New Year’s Day is often a marker for many when they set out to make resolutions for the year to come.  But for me, I find myself almost doing a “Half-Year’s” Day-like reflection once July rolls around.  Maybe it’s beca...
  • Frugal Experiment: Homemade RicottaAs we’ve been living on one income over the past couple of years and I’ve had a bit more time to try making things from scratch, I’ve found some real winners of recipes that are both worth our time and save our money, like pizza dou...
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