issues
Roxane Gay and her new book "Bad Feminist" are here to save us all.
in

Sep 3, 2014 at 5:00pm | 16 comments

dollar stores
I've learned that tracking expenses in an Excel spreadsheet makes my OCD flare, making lemonade out of lemons that are about to expire is not for the weary, and my life is not a laboratory experiment that I want to exact rules on.
in

May 7, 2013 at 6:00pm | 34 comments

money
I challenged myself to do at least one "Fun & Free" activity every day this week to bust my slump -– like a challenge within a challenge.
in

Apr 19, 2013 at 5:30pm | 20 comments

diy
If there is one person that truly gets the shaft on this experiment, it’s my boyfriend.
in
DIY

Apr 5, 2013 at 6:00pm | 39 comments

dollar stores
What do you eat when you're trying to shop exclusively at the dollar store? You're about to find out.
in

Mar 20, 2013 at 6:00pm | 34 comments

money
My food used to emerge pre-prepared from cellophane and go down the hatch in one fell swoop. Now I let the dishes stack up until the last possible moment and towards the end I wind up eating cereal out of Tupperware with a coffee spoon.
in

Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00pm | 44 comments

diy
So how does one regain perspective after melting down over a shoe?
in

Feb 20, 2013 at 5:00pm | 21 comments

money
It’s a law of motion: As soon as you say out loud –- or worse yet, put in print -– how positive life has been treating you, that tide will surely change.
in

Feb 15, 2013 at 5:30pm | 36 comments

dollar stores
This week, for the first time on this project, I ran out of tampons -– not a product you want to cut corners on.
in

Feb 1, 2013 at 4:30pm | 88 comments

makeup
I don’t go crazy when I need to use an extra paper towel because I know I can get more at the 99¢ Store, but items like face wipes are now conserved like war rations -- rare and cherished treasures.
in

Jan 15, 2013 at 6:00pm | 44 comments