January Money Diet Day 17 – Connect with Your Neighbors

Sharing a community snow blower has many benefits! | Photo: DMJarvey

In a suburban neighborhood like ours where most of us have back patios instead of front porches, it’s easy to lose touch with each other – especially in the winter when we zip in and out using our automatic garage door openers. . . . → Read More: January Money Diet Day 17 – Connect with Your Neighbors

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 27 of the January Money Diet – Get New Money-Saving Ideas from These Inspiring Bloggers

Photo: Images of Money

In the final days of the January Money Diet perhaps, like me, you’re looking forward and hoping to carry forth some of your frugal ways beyond January. You might enjoy reading these real-life experiences and tips from some of our blogging friends:

The Peaceful Mom did a great series . . . → Read More: Day 27 of the January Money Diet – Get New Money-Saving Ideas from These Inspiring Bloggers

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 20 of the January Money Diet – Connect With Your Neighbors

In case you’ve just joined us, the January Money Diet is a challenge to take a 31-day break from nonessential spending. You can learn more about the money diet here — and jump right in!

Photo: Chris Scott

“When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated.” ~ Ralph Nader

. . . → Read More: Day 20 of the January Money Diet – Connect With Your Neighbors

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 19 of the January Money Diet – Explore Your City

Denver Botanic Gardens – photo by ChrisMeyer67

If you’ve lived someplace for a while, it can be surprising to discover all the interesting things there are to do.

Have you ever checked out your city’s Tourist and Visitors’ Bureau website? Here in Denver we have the aptly-named “Visit Denver,” and along . . . → Read More: Day 19 of the January Money Diet – Explore Your City

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 15 of the January Money Diet – Explore Your Local Library

In case you’ve just joined us, the January Money Diet is a challenge to take a 31-day break from nonessential spending. You can learn more about the money diet here — and jump right in!

Snowy sculpture at Koelbel Library

Back when I was an executive with a generous salary but a . . . → Read More: Day 15 of the January Money Diet – Explore Your Local Library

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Your Best Holidays Ever – Week 5 and Seeking a More Meaningful Christmas

Photo: Clemens v. Vogelsang

Welcome to the fifth and final installment of “All Done By December 1,” our group effort to get organized for the holidays early so we can enjoy the month of December and actually experience the joy and wonder of the season. After exploring our own hopes for a simpler, . . . → Read More: Your Best Holidays Ever – Week 5 and Seeking a More Meaningful Christmas

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.