~ Marc Andreessen ~
Three years ago RUDE Girl wrote in our blog’s ‘About’ section. It’s a bit surreal. To think that I have been writing a blog post nearly every week for three years! And I get to stay at home in my PJs or old comfy clothes, and do it! [refer quote above]
RUDE is personally against ‘mall mentality’ and therefore we avoid shopping malls. However, us RUDE Guys still live in the real world and choose carefully when and what to shop for. And therefore, we sometimes and begrudgingly, have to go to the local mall.
We have a fun time exploring ways of having nice ‘to us’ things without shopping in big box stores. And we are also keen to maintain and develop our resilience and resourcefulness, as opposed to handing over the home economics of our household to middle men.
Below images: RUDE Girl’s ‘new to me’ summer wedges, rescued from the free bin, at a local charity store.
We DO BUY NEW and we consume services +++ however we are frugal when it comes to stuff and food. This is where we make our small difference to our pockets and the planet.
We know our lifestyle is not mainstream but it is certainly not as radical as buying nothing new for 12 months! We prefer to pace ourselves, and balance frugality with the need to spend up, when it’s required. We know we can spend up then because we have saved for a rainy day.
Our blog thus far, has helped us to keep focused on what is important to us. It is also our way of sharing with other like-minded souls.
Embrace Home Economics and Blog. It builds community resilience. Beat The Man!