Month: October 2017

Why we chose to spend money on a kitchen machine

Read on, for our arguments on when and how to make big purchases (not with credit cards), and how our frugality is a life of abundance, not scarcity.

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Frugal Friday: The story of oats

Oats are a humble and mighty source of energy. They’re cheap, filling, and keep hard-working people going for hours at a time. If you are not yet incorporating oats into your daily routine, give oats a chance!

Save hundreds on heating bills by being cuddly

Up here in Norway, we are definitely feeling the sting of autumn setting in. Don’t reach for the thermostat just yet, grab those blankets instead!

A Nordic perspective: Matpakke

Don’t fear bringing your own lunch to work. Matpakke is an age-old tradition in my Norwegian family, and I think everyone should embrace it. Read on to find out why.

Frugal Friday: Darn your socks

Do you mend your socks? We do! It might not save us bucketloads of money compared to buying cheap socks, but its an enjoyable autumn activity and a gateway drug to other mending. Get darning!

The opression of the 40+ hour workweek

I feel too young to be feeling trapped by the workweek already, but truth be told, I never enjoyed it.

Frugal furnishings

How we furnished our new flat for less than $50 and some social capital.

Frugal Friday: Sauerkraut

Fermenting is a fun and easy way to preserve food. If you’re lucky, you might find it provides a gateway drug into the sharing economy as well!

Musings on a recent trip downtown and tea

We went down to the city centre to pick up some supplies and found that we do not miss going there regularly in the least!

Having goals

Are you a victim to absorbing other people’s goals? Make sure you dream your own, and dream big!