Five Frugal Things

Okay, this is likely the MOST FRUGAL THING I’VE EVER DONE, so wait for it My sister and I found out that Duran Duran was playing an outdoor concert on the Portland waterfront last night. I drove us down to the area, where we circled the area over and over (and over) again with the windows down ....more

It’s Pedicure Time For This Midcentury Mama — How To Fix Rusted Metal Midcentury Leg Caps

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! A recent post on...more

Five Frugal Things

I sold two items that I’d gleaned from garage sale leftover piles. (A cloth diapering kit for $15 and a glider rocking chair for $50.) I listed a...more

Be The Pink Shoes

In a world where the pressure to conform is mighty, I present to you this message: “Be the pink shoes.” ...more

Five Frugal Things

I made a quick stop into Safeway...more

Over The Rainbow at

I recently had the opportunity to poke through...more

Shopping, The Non-Consumer Advocate Way!

Yesterday my sister and I drove around a wealthy area...more

Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will

My sister and her kids are in town, which for the Wolk-Stanley sisters means Goodwill adventure day! Of course, there were the usual suspects such as the wooden shoes sold to gullible Dutch tourists. Apparently they’re not so cherished once they hit American soil, as they inhabit every single thrift store ....more

Five Frugal Things

My sister is visiting and wants to learn how to sell on eBay. I took that as an opportunity to list...more