As a bachelor, I spent the better part of my twenties not giving a rip about the interior decor of my apartment. A few relationships later, I came to understand the value of not living like a pig when it came to impressing women. Learning a few tricks about how to make your house look like a palace. Sandra Moncada is our guest post author today, and I … [Read more...] about How to Make Your House Look Like a Palace
Minimalism and Sustainable Living
The benefits of minimalism are countless. A smaller house and a small car (or no car!) are just tips of the iceberg. Learn how a life with less things can improve your focus, save you a ton of money, and help you focus on people and relationships over material possessions. You might just save the planet in the process!
This post is an honest review (and love letter) of the Aeropress cubicle coffee maker. I'm convinced no reasonable person can function without coffee. Which is odd, considering how I got by without it until my mid-30s. I reckon something happens to sap corporate stooges of their youthful energy within 10 years of cubicle hell...? All I can say is I sure as heck wouldn't be … [Read more...] about Why You Need an AeroPress Coffee Maker in Your Cubicle
I've been riding my bicycle to work for the past three years now, and have found several hidden benefits. We're going to get into how I started this fun little habit, and share all about how easy biking to work truly can be. More and more metropolitan areas are investing in bike-friendly paths and shared streets. There's a clear trend towards more green and healthy means of … [Read more...] about What Are the Benefits of Riding Your Bike to Work?
A few years out of college I had my mind made up that I would buy an SUV. Not that I needed an SUV, as I had smooth-paved roads where I lived, plus I didn't need any hauling capacity. I just thought SUVs were cool. Let's explore a little about why small cars are better than big ones. Back in the mid-90s, gas was pretty cheap, cheaper than today even. If I remember right, a … [Read more...] about Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars
Back in the late fall of 2012, we learned we would become parents of boy/girl twins. Exhilarating days for us. Magical. We were far from thinking about the advantages of downsizing back then. We wanted to upsize! Soon we would come to appreciate why small houses are better, even for a growing family... Ever hectic days and weeks of preparing to double-size our family … [Read more...] about Why Small Houses Are Better Than Big A$$ Homes