3 New Things About the January Money Diet

 

Dear friends,

The 9th annual January Money Diet starts this Monday. Have you signed up? Here’s what’s new this year:

#1. Even if you’ve participated in past years, because we’re using a new mailing company you’ll need to sign up one time here: JanuaryMoneyDiet.com.

It’s easy — just enter your first . . . → Read More: 3 New Things About the January Money Diet

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.

2017 January Money Diet Winner Announcement

Dear friends,

I spent a most enjoyable day re-reading all of the wonderful comments you left on each post throughout the January Money Diet.

This year’s community of dieters was truly our best ever! So many of you participated wholeheartedly, and generously wrote about your honest struggles and challenges. You encouraged others and . . . → Read More: 2017 January Money Diet Winner Announcement

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.

100 Little Things

Dear friends,

As this no-spending month winds down, I want to thank each one of you who participated in this journey. Thank you for showing up, and sharing your creative ideas and thoughts, and trying new things. It’s been so good to be with you during the January Money Diet.

As we each . . . → Read More: 100 Little Things

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.

Baby Steps to Take in 2017

Dear friends,

Did you enjoy the weekend? We spent several satisfying hours spiffing up the house as part of the Weekend Curating challenge, and I enjoyed hearing from many of you about the projects you tackled.

It’s hard to believe we have just two days remaining in the January Money Diet. You’ve been . . . → Read More: Baby Steps to Take in 2017

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.

A Weekend Home Curating Challenge

Dear friends,

For the past six years, I’ve written a regular interior design feature called “Designing the West” for Western Art & Architecture magazine. I love talking with the talented designers and studying the beautiful spaces they create, and I’ve learned so much from these conversations.

With few exceptions, most of the rooms . . . → Read More: A Weekend Home Curating Challenge

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.

7 Small But Important Money Tasks to Tackle

Dear friends,

These final days of the January Money Diet are perfect for taking a little time to review some important details related to our finances. These are some suggestions:

1. Lock Everything Down

In both the online and physical realms, do all you can to protect yourself from theft and fraud. Do . . . → Read More: 7 Small But Important Money Tasks to Tackle

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.

20 Great Foods You Can Make From Scratch

 

Dear friends,

It’s already January 25, and we have just seven days left in the January Money Diet — a week to stay focused and finish strong!

Here’s a fun challenge: make something from scratch that you might normally buy at the store. You’ll save money and have complete control over the . . . → Read More: 20 Great Foods You Can Make From Scratch

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.

Challenge #5 – Open a Savings Account

Dear friends,

During the January Money Diet we’re tackling 5 challenges to strengthen our relationship with money. In case you missed them, the other four challenges are:

Challenge #1 – Give 31 things away.

Challenge #2 – Figure your net worth.

Challenge #3 . . . → Read More: Challenge #5 – Open a Savings Account

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.

It Pays to Take Care of Yourself

Dear friends,

All the money in the world won’t buy good health.

For any of us who have ever experienced an injury, pain, or sickness, we know how it feels to wake up unwell and think we’d give anything — anything — for a normal, healthy, pain-free day.

Many of us are juggling . . . → Read More: It Pays to Take Care of Yourself

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.