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How to Sew a Button: and other nifty things your grandmother knew

It is surprisingly difficult to summarize the book “How to Sew a Button: and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew” quickly.  At first glance it seems like yet another long laundry list of DIY frugal living notes and instructions on … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple…

Editor’s note:  This is a recurring Wednesday segment on SillySimple where we can ground ourselves in the simple solution to everyday life. In the name of keeping it simple for the 4th Wednesday in April… Don’t forget about your local … Continue reading

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Part of a Balanced Diet

Silly Simple’s husband, here.  Silly is working on research for an article right now, so I offered to step in and provide content for tonight’s post. My wife and I have different perspectives on a variety of topics, including cooking … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable & Seasonal Kitchen

A few months ago I acquired Amy Pennington’s book on sustainable pantries in a concrete jungle.  OK, to be fair, it fell into my hands at a local nature center gift shop and refused to leave me alone until I … Continue reading

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