Those of you following me around on social media for a while probably know my fondness of nature. It follows quite naturally that I like to grow things! So I’ve started a little side project that can be found on Etsy here: Little Island Seed Co. on Etsy and of course it’s own website asContinue reading “A new adventure: Little Island Seed Co.”
I started this blog as a wordpress.com monstrosity back in 2009. It officially became NickelbyNickel in 2010. For a while I just ran the free blog but eventually I thought, well, I want to join the big leagues so with a lot of struggling I managed to switch to a selfhosted blog. At the time,Continue reading “Letting a bill go without paying: Webhosting, system inflexibility and my own stupidity.”
If you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks, you never will. Send me a budget and I will consider responding. I am also adopting a new policy of name&shame, for those of you that don’t actually bother to do any work and just skim my email. Really? A cursory glance at my contactContinue reading “Dear Advertiser”
As part of InboxZero day (see my previous post), I often find myself clicking through emails of advertisers and other people I’ve communicated with. I’d like to share this gem with you all, enjoy!
Funny enough, this post has sat in my drafts for over 6 years. Intended to be finished, at some time, somewhere… but as usual I find myself with a wretched lack of time – despite becoming bored from time to time in this new season that 2020 brought. So without much further thought, I willContinue reading “Italy: the land of pizza and… pastries.”
It’s funny how I find myself signed up for email after email, and, on average once a year unsubscribe from everywhere to get to Inbox Zero… only to start all over again and repeat the process next year. Credit to Merlin Mann.
At the end of winter, there is a season in which we are daily expecting spring, and finally a day when it arrives.—Journal, 8 March 1853 (Henry Thoreau) Being human nearly always equals struggle. Some more, some less. We all struggle in some form from time to time, and time again. I’ve had my share;Continue reading “Health and struggles”
This past year has left me contemplative of relationships, familial and otherwise. I don’t have a large circle of friends, I do have a larger family but we don’t see each other as much nor do we all enjoy each-others company all the time. This has left me with a bit of a gap thisContinue reading “On solitary domesticity”
It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything financial and I thought it’s about time I get back to the reason this blog exists: money. A little public navel-gazing has always helped me progress, so let’s have at it. Somewhere around 2015 I lost steam in tracking financial progress through blogging. You can seeContinue reading “Corona and Barista-FI”
This has been kind of a fun project we’ve tackled this year. Last year was the first year we had an actual vegetable garden. Tom didn’t really bother with the landscaping until I moved here (which was officially in about 2017, I think). He put most of his efforts into the house itself, so itsContinue reading “Building moveable cold frames/row covers”