Category Archive: Creative Living

One Year In

Well, this week, it’s been a year since we sold Someone Else’s American Dream and moved to the sticks. Been quite a year. Among the hardest of my life, in fact, in spite… Continue reading

How to Make a DIY Rotary Clothesline

High on my laundry list of things to do has been, well, laundry. We’ve been going to the laundromat weekly, which has been a) time consuming and b) expensive, costing us from $60-$80… Continue reading

Flipping the 30-Year Mortgage the Bird

Speaking of birds, check out this dude who was strutting his stuff outside yesterday. Anyway, about the 30-year mortgage. When we bought our first home, we walked willingly, even giddily, into the 30-year… Continue reading

How Consumerism Deprives Us of Creativity

Before all this, I used to buy shoes like they were going out of style. Um, yeah. You know what I mean. I bought into that silly concept that you can never have… Continue reading

Score Another One for Homeschooling

We homeschool, but on the books we’re public school students. We run our homeschool through an independent study charter school, Ocean Grove. In exchange for meeting with an Education Specialist once a month… Continue reading

Putting Up the Shower/ Outhouse: Part One

You lose a lot of battles but you just have to win one more than you lose. That’s all there is to winning.” — Roxanne Quimby, Burt’s Bees founder So we need a… Continue reading