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The Macroeconomy & Housing Influence Loop

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October 20, 2013 by Erin

When we refer to “the economy” we’re usually talking about the macroeconomy—the interplay between interest rates, inflation, (un)employment and GDP. …
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Make Your Own Vanilla Extract!

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December 14, 2012 by Erin

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While searching the internet for macaron recipes, I got sidetracked and started reading about how to make my own almond …
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Barter, Trade, Swap!

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August 26, 2012 by Erin

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I met the most lovely couple through CraigsList earlier this month because they have chickens and were looking to sell …
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Diary: Inhabiting Gray Spaces & Owning Possible Lapses

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August 24, 2012 by Erin

I’ve had to make many decisions within the context of this project that one could argue were not within the …
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Diary: Saying “No”

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August 24, 2012 by Erin

This week there have been “boxed” things that I’ve wanted to eat. 1. I went to grab an Oreo from …
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Recipe: Buttermilk Pancakes

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August 21, 2012 by Erin

Since Tuesdays are my day off and I am usually home in the evening, I have been trying to prepare …
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Recipe: How to Make Butter

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August 21, 2012 by Erin

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Making your own butter is SO EASY! There’s just a few simple steps, and once you get the hang of …
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Diary: “How Do You Even Pick A Peach?”

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August 19, 2012 by Erin

My brother just turned 13. He is incredibly fond of his computer games and his new “protein diet” which is …
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Uh Oh — Tampons Come in Boxes

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August 19, 2012 by Erin

I was at the local health food grocery store for some milk and produce the other day and found myself …
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Recap: Week 2 (A Few Slips)

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August 19, 2012 by Erin

This past week went really well! I ratcheted up my commitment and have now been eating breakfast and lunch completely …
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Diary: Broken Bike, Baking Bread, Two Ironies

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August 14, 2012 by Erin

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The Broken Bike. I started my morning by stuffing a dis-assembled bike in the trunk of my car and taking …
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Spiced Plum Jam

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August 13, 2012 by Erin

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Last Thursday (Day 4) as I was walking down the street I passed by a family-owned musical instrument store that …
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Recap: Week 1

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August 13, 2012 by Erin

  The first week I ate the produce I got from the farmer’s market, drank fruit/veggie juice I made in …
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First Blog Post

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August 13, 2012 by Erin

Thanks for checking out the Nothing Boxed Project! Be sure to click on the links at the top of this …
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Nothing Boxed

Don't eat stuff that comes in a box. Don't buy stuff that comes in a box. Don't live in a box.

About Erin

I have degrees in economics and real estate. I love homesteading, bees, cellos, espresso and seed catalogs. Also, my gray high-top Chuck Taylors which were a gift from my sweetheart.