No Spend Community (Bloggers, Share Your Posts Here!) And Week 1 Wrap-Up

No Spend Month Dollars Count

First things first: have you done the Own Your Financial Numbers Challenge yet? That might be the most important thing you do for your financial health this whole month, so if you’ve put it off, go do it. No really, we’ll wait. It’s that important. Phew. Okay, now that that is done, how ya feeling? Pretty solid? Glad [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration: Global Gotcha Down? Look Local.


Well, I think I speak for just about the whole world when I say this week has sucked. The triumvirate of devastation that has hit Japan is horrific and mesmerizing and terrifying. The cries for democracy around the Middle East are being met with brutal repression. My state’s government just announced we are $80 million more in the [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration: Emergency Readiness

As you are certainly aware, a huge earthquake and resultant tsunami have wrecked tragic loss of life and property in Northeast Japan. Here on the other side of the Pacific we watch, horrified by the replayed scenes of mud and water crushing towns and farms. We hope that loved ones are found and homes and businesses are rebuilt quickly. [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration: Growing A Giving Garden


I am planing on planting a row for the hungry this year and donating the proceeds to my local food bank. I am excited to do this, and believe it is a small but important thing I can contribute. If you are fortunate enough to have the space, will you consider joining me in some planned giving [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration: Chickens!


This weekend is the last few days of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Who’s going, who went, how was it? I didn’t make it this year. Just too many things around the homestead that needed me. There are two events coming up that I’m particularly excited about. The first is another class by Dan [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration: The Joy of Potential


You can tell the gardening season is about to hit full force! The Northwest Flower and Garden Show starts in just a few days and there are so many events and classes this weekend I simply can’t list them all. Go to the calendar for your many, many options. The juniper timbers we are using to build the [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration: Sunset Mag’s One Block Diet Blog

There’s some great stuff coming up this weekend. Today (Sat, Feb. 12) I highly recommend you stop into Sky Nursery from 9am – 4pm for their annual prune-a-thon. Lots of great info and demonstrations of pruning. Cass Turnbull and others will be speaking.  Check the Calendar for details and schedule. If you’re going to be near [Continue Reading…]

Weekend Inspiration


Just a reminder – Sky Nursery in Shoreline is hosting a free seminar today, Saturday February 5th from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Vermicomposting. Hope to see you there! Needing a little inspiration? Check out this gorgeous urban garden in Chicago. It’s the kitchen garden in Grant Park.  Follow the link for additional pictures [Continue Reading…]