Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Stuff on the Way to Other Stuff: Road to California

That's where I'm headed Wednesday morning -- off to Ontario, CA for the annual Road to California show. Oh my, it's intense -- exhibits, classes, lectures...and vendors that you can't find anywhere else. (I always look for one girl who has access to a warehouse full of antique laces, buttons and trims -- delightful.) 
     Three of my classes are filled -- but I've got a few spots in the "Quilts of the Great Depression" class. Come on along, if you want a good time. Meanwhile:

Looking at expenses for 2014. (And comparing them to 2013.) And why. (From Mr. Money Mustache) A compelling argument for some of his quirks -- like using a bike wherever he goes. Only two tanks of gas for the year -- wow!

Espresso...and morning musings. A graceful ode (and a recipe) to really good coffee. (From Pretty/Hungry)

Scenes from a frugal weekend. A relaxing take on what you can do, when you think 'frugal.'  (From Donna Freedman.)

A beautiful way to rehab a 'boob light.'  (From My So-Called DIY Blog) From this:



To this!



20 ways to raise a baby on a budget. (From Moneysaving Mom)

Side jobs to supplement your income stream. (From Brad's Deals)

A new protein source: roadkill!  (From The Penny Hoarder)

His dog gets a lottery ticket in its Christmas stocking -- $3 million.

This dog fell into a pool of tar -- see what happened. (Poor puppy)



20 ways to save on vacation, once you're actually in Europe. (From Brad's Deals) These would work elsewhere, too.

Seven pantry staples you can make...instead of buy. An outgrowth of the annual Pantry Challenge.
(From Good Cheap Eats)

Baked beef Middle Eastern-style 'kofta' kebabs. Gosh, these are good.  (From Penniless Parenting)

A trip to Disneyland -- for 50% less than you 'have' to spend. Some great ideas here, especially if you have kids. (From Pennies to Pancakes)

How to make thousands of dollars a year in side income. (From Doctor of Credit) I'm not saying you want to do all of these...but a few might not hurt. He plans to make this an annual report, which should be interesting. (His 2014 results are included.)

"Better than a box of chocolates." A Valentine's Day present idea that will make the sweet-lover sit up and take notice. (From Life As Mom)

An oversized vintage-look map...no fancy apps! (From Bless'er House)



Bathroom storage that's thin, classic...and you can build yourself. (From  Shanty-2-Chic, one of her top ten projects for 2014.)




Have a great week. And if you're going to Road, stop by and say hi!




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