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MomThis is my mom.

My mother is my inspiration. Like me, she is an engineer, but she is also an expert seamstress, a florist, a handywoman, an interior designer, and baker extraordinaire. She’s all around fantastic.

I’m a twenty-something graduate student in the Boston area. I love dinner parties, traveling, baking, movie soundtracks, quotations, and my snuggie. I own too much china. I rarely ever buy anything at less than 25% off. I don’t have a ton of money, but I don’t think that means I can’t do the things I want to do. I started this blog to share my experiences with others. If you are a grad student, twenty-something, post-doc, or just plain frugal, I welcome you here!

Follow me on twitter for more frequent tips! And email me at annelise.blogs [at] gmail [dotcom] if you want to use more than 140 characters. Enjoy!

Where to start?

My favorite & the most popular posts:

  • Good advice from unexpected places
  • Paint alternatives for renters
  • What I like about Boston
  • Traveling on the Loneliest Road in America (featured on on 09.3.09)
  • Custom bookcases
  • Why you should learn to sew (featured on on 03.1.10)
  • Do not give boys a fake phone number
  • What to do with old t-shirts (featured on on 10.1.09)
  • Inspiration: 500 Days of Summer
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