Archive for May 2017

How 50 cents can buy you 10 minutes of solitude

Long before the kids are teenagers happily alone in their rooms, we have several inseparable years. Endless stretches of time where we wish we could pee in peace…finish a hot cup of coffee…take a long shower…have uninterrupted sex. Maybe an uninterrupted phone conversation sounds better than the sex. Whatever you need to quickly refuel your... Read more »

I accidentally saved $720 year- Here's how I did it

Saving a few bucks is great, but most times it isn’t worth the hassle. I have a stack of stamps, but I’ll never send back a mail-in rebate. Clipping coupons is fine, but there aren’t many coupons for the foods we buy. Shop around to compare insurance or cable prices? I’d rather wax my ass.... Read more »

F*%k off, I'm trying to be Zen

Everyone has a tell. Some cry. Some eat. I lose my shit over the little stuff. Dirty spoon left in my clean sink? Laptop screen freezing? Slow drivers with seemingly no place to go? Any of them can trigger a wrath of profanity that would make a sailor blush. I know it’s irrational. And I... Read more »

Healthy eating too expensive? Save money grocery shopping at these 5 stores

Grass-fed beef. Sustainable seafood. Organic produce. Sounds good, but it’s all too expensive, right? Depending where you shop, you might be right. But eating healthy doesn’t have to cost your whole paycheck. I get it. With two hungry, growing teenagers, food is one of our highest monthly expenses. Since over 90% of our groceries are... Read more »

The vital missing piece of the vaccinate vs. unvaccinated study

This week, a pilot┬ástudy was released that compares the rate of autism in vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It is the first study of its kind, and, at some point, it will probably be renamed “I told you so.” As many suspected, the rate of autism is higher…much higher…in vaccinated kids. The study shows that vaccinated... Read more »

Authentic Mexican Food: 5 local restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Don’t worry I’ll be brief. I know you’d rather be sitting in front of a plate of shrimp fajitas and a shot of peligroso…oh wait, that’s me. Whatever you’re craving, I’m sure you can find it at any of these previously featured Shop Small spots. Try somewhere new, and support local small businesses. Grab a... Read more »

5 Favorite Non-Toxic Makeup Products Under $15

Though I might be willing to suffer for the sake of beauty just a bit when it comes to shoes, I’m not willing to pay the side-effects price when it comes to my skin. As consumers, we’ve become more conscious of parabens, synthetic fragrances, and artificial colors in our skin care. But, toxic ingredients are... Read more »