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Trying to Get Home

Trying to Get Home

For the last year and a half we’ve been planning on moving once our lease is up. In order to get a mortgage we concentrated first on paying down our debt and increasing our FICO scores. That didn’t leave a lot of money to save towards a downpayment,...
Making it Work: Season’s End

Making it Work: Season’s End

Traditionally, my vending season runs from April until November. Like with everything else Covid has affected that schedule. My first event this year was in June and my final one will be this Saturday. Vending during a pandemic is weird and stressful. Masking up,...
My Wheel of Fortune Year

My Wheel of Fortune Year

April saw the beginning of my Wheel of Fortune year. I’ve discussed the idea of year cycles based on tarot archetypes before. It’s a concept I learned about from The Tarot Handbook by Angeles Arrien. I’ve been paying more attention to them since 2017, not as a...
Making it Work: Geekcraft Expo Madison

Making it Work: Geekcraft Expo Madison

Geekcraft Expo is like a craft fair but for the geeky, nerdy and all around marvelous. It’s been going for several years now, popping up in various locations around the United States. I’ve vended at three previous expos, with various degrees of success. The show is...
DIY Natural Cleaner Fail

DIY Natural Cleaner Fail

Making my household cleaners came out of a necessity. When we depended on the food bank, and later when we were on SNAP, we couldn’t really get cleaners. The food bank rarely had any in stock and SNAP only covers food. But I could buy baking soda, vinegar and lemons,...
Making it Work: Chicago Witchcraft Expo Redux

Making it Work: Chicago Witchcraft Expo Redux

Last Sunday saw me back in Schiller Park for another Chicago Witchcraft Expo. It was phenomenal. I had taken the time since the last one to get a little more prepared. That meant ordering business cards and more of my books to sell. The last was a big step for me. The...

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