Throwback Thursday: Goodbye, Little Green Couch
The couch was ugly and old and free. Did I want it? Of course I wanted it.
Throwback Thursday: Buy All Your Furniture at Target, For Tomorrow We Die
We own cheap furniture because we sense, consciously or unconsciously, that our situations are temporary.
Places I’ve Lived: China and Canada Edition
Many short-term rentals in Shanghai, Toronto, and beyond.
On Rural Areas and Creativity
I don’t feel like I live in a rural area, especially after having grown up in a tiny Midwestern town.
How Long Does a Guest Have to Stay Before They Start to Pay?
Having a long-term guest means spending more money than usual on all kinds of household items.
The Cost of Feeling “At Home”
We just moved to a new place (I can’t call it home yet) and I am straining to feel comfortable here.
How Buying a Home Freed Up My Life
Worried that buying a home limits your personal and financial freedom? Think again — sometimes, it can be the total opposite.
How to Stock Your First Kitchen
This kitchen setup will enable you to cook a wide variety of foods without breaking the bank.
The Cost of a Thrift-Store Couch
It was cheap. It was ugly. We thought we could improve it.