Posts by Helen

My Darn Tough Socks Review: Darn Amazing

Socks: Relatively insignificant tubes of material that stop your shoes smelling like ass. At least that was the definition I would have given up until three days ago when my $21 pair of Darn Tough socks arrived from Vermont. *Record scratch* You paid twenty one dollars… for socks?! Ok, so backup a few months. I’m…

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My beautiful and destructive obsession with ShopGoodwill.com

I love online shopping, and one of my biggest weaknesses right now is ShopGoodwill.com. Auction sites are fantastic for the work-from-home warrior because you can monitor your bids very closely. It’s like a mini eBay but the only sellers are Goodwill stores across the country. It’s basically all the stuff they think they can get…

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La Sportiva Mythos Climbing Shoes

I’ve been climbing since 2012, and in that time I’ve owned three pairs of climbing shoes, two of those have been the Mythos shoe by La Sportiva. Why? Simply put, it is the only one that fits, and holy hell it fits well. New to climbing? Shoes shouldn’t hurt From the get-go, I had so…

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La Sportiva Hiking Boots: Nucleo High GTX

A review of my first ever hiking shoes Yes, you read that right, the La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX are my first ever pair of hiking boots. But don’t discount this review just yet, I’ve been hiking, climbing, walking, and various other outdoor methods of transport for many years, so hopefully I can still give…

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A Fresh Look

It’s been a year since I launched the Red Teacup, and I’ve decided that it’s time to take things to the next step. In the last year I have been exploring more, and I’ve realized that The Red Teacup is more than just a home of funny shirts, it’s become a place to document my…

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Introducing: The Bacon Van

I’m not sure when I really began the hunt for a campervan, but I would guess it probably started when I was about 12. The Brits really love their caravan holidays, and my family owned a 6 berth that played host to most of my childhood summers. At the time I’d have said I hated…

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I started a new job, and it all went to pot

I started this site as a way to gradually teach myself business skills, and then I went and got myself employed, and it all fell apart. No, not the job, that’s going very well thank you. But I let my responsibilities here slide, and was only woken up after watching The Biggest Loser, of all…

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My favorite ways to live cheaply and feel rich

My husband once called bread “a vessel for the filling”, and I’ve always loved that description for money too. Although money is useful to pay bills, buy food, and pay for home lifestyle costs, to me it’s still just a vessel to those things. The money isn’t what makes your belly full, but it’s a…

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Moving to America: 5 years on – the things that still sting

On December 17th 2011 I entered American soil and became an American permanent resident. When I was six years old and I was asked what I wanted to be when I was older, I didn’t say “an American” because moving to America wasn’t on my list of things to consider. But here I was, twenty-something…

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