My husband and I realized we had a bit of an addiction to convenience food and take-out, and it was costing us more than we were happy about. I did what any reasonable woman of the world with an internet connection would do and I went to Pinterest. After a couple different meal planning experiments, I've found a way to kick our take-out addiction!
This is Offbeat Home's archive of It Worked For Me posts.
Sometimes offbeat living takes strange forms, and sometimes we end up living in a totally different space than we through we would.
No one would have ever called me an athlete. The only times I exercised was when I had to in gym class. But I always admired runners because they seemed so dedicated and driven. I tried giving running a shot half-a-dozen times, and quit a half-a-dozen times. Finally I decided to buckle down and do this. Here's some things I discovered along my journey…
We were just like any other couple with smart phones: checked in on Facebook or Foursquare, had work emails set up so we looked at them way too often, shared funny photos and spent part of work surfing the internet. Then it all changed. We ditched our smart phones and have lived to tell the tale.
Like most people, I have a serious weakness for sweets. Brownies, cakes, cookies, candy bars… if it's got chocolate in it, I probably want it. We all know the various reasons why you should limit how much sugar you consume (heart disease, zits, etc.) So we come up with life hacks to limit ourselves. Here's mine: I only let myself eat baked goods that I make.
November of 2007 is when I first opened a Facebook account, and I was hooked on social networking. Then, when I was engaged, things got weird. — virtual harassment bled into real life creepiness. After that I started wondering how much I actually needed Facebook. So I deleted all my online accounts and learned a lot in the process.
In today's society, with its emphasis on performance, it's so easy to feel pressured to be the best. Things aren't worth doing unless you can do them perfectly. But I call bullshit on that. Here's how my ukulele helped me get over the pressure to be "the best" and just have fun with the things I love to do.
Remember when fellow Homie, Dana, asked for your help in moving out of state? Well, guys, you should be proud — because of all your help, she and her partner successfully moved. Here's how they did it despite a flesh hungry dog attack, high-pressure interviews, and a failed credit report.