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Constantly learning in 2012: photography lesson

One of my goals for 2012 is to be constantly learning. To reach this goal my husband (Mr. SillySimple), and I are following this Stanford University digital photography class. We are heading into week 4 of the course, and so … Continue reading

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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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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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