Maine Blog Network Update

While work on my hat project has slowed due to a lack of Internet, work on the Maine Blog Network moves forward. I'm finding new blogs all the time, which is great (if you are a Maine-based blogger, please e-mail or comment on this blog post so that I can include...

Book Review: So Many Books, So Little Time

My lack of Internet has made me surprisingly productive these last few weeks. Among my accomplishments, I've 1) completely unpacked and settled into my new apartment, 2) reduced my wardrobe to one closet, 3) tried several new recipes, 4) hung shelves, 5) went to...

Where Does My Money Go?

This guest post is by my friend Melanie Brooks. She’s a freelance writer and editor at Bangor Metro and had a personal finance revelation recently. I told her she should write it up as a guest post. Check out more of Melanie online at www.melabrooks.com. Two...

New Life, New Budget

The holidays approach and I am beginning to settle into my new apartment. I am ready to look at some new numbers: the cost of my new life. As with other things in life, I only realized how good I had it looking back on the situation. My costs were low and I had...