• Retrench Now

    Learning to live a simpler life by choice

    Nobody in recent memory lived simpler or more deliberately than Henry David Thoreau. He lived simply because he wanted to, and as he did, his life found its meaning as he expressed through writings that became his masterpiece, "Walden." Join me as I learn to live a simpler life by choice.


  • A Layer of Home

    Layer Home

    This pretty red and white Pennsylvania Dutch checkered tablecloth graces our table frequently. I absolutely love it and how it adds a homey element to meal time... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2012
  • Yard Sale - Buy Vintage

    Yard Sale Vintage

    These beautiful vintage items are (NOT) FOR SALE here at Retrench Now (ANYMORE). Vintage set of Little Golden Books $45.00 / shipping $7. Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2012
  • Tiny Little Garden

    Tiny Little Garden

    I have been growing radishes with good success this year in small containers. It's a process to learn what will grow in my tiny little garden that gets mostly... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2012
  • Rescuing Old Books

    Rescuing Books

    Every Saturday, I drag myself out of bed to find book treasures, and today was no exception. Around 9:00, I arrived at this particular sale that had touted,... Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2012
  • Food Storage Formula

    I am not sure where I got this, but this is a short-term food storage formula / food rotation idea. I think these are supposed to be freezer meals. Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2012
  • Ad Rates


    To have your ad on RETRENCH NOW:1) Contact me at Bookishkind at live dot com with the following information Your Shop Name and address Your choice of AD time... Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2012
  • Ginger Root

    Ginger Root

    Just went to pick up my local co-op basket of fruits and vegetables for the week. This week it included a ton of ginger root. My first inclination was to just... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2012
  • Hear the Music!

    Hear Music!

    With tightening budgets, music purchases take a back seat sometimes as the budget doesn't allow for many splurges. There is a solution, however. Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2012