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Empty Fridge Empty Wallets

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Last week on Two Girls and a Bunk we went over a few life hacks for living in small spaces. To continue providing tricks of the trade we conducted a social experiment of sorts that provides real-world knowledge about how to live with an empty fridge and empty wallets. This idea was born from the many conversations we have had about what we would do with our lives if we had no income. We always came to the conclusion that we would move somewhere warm and close to a university campus. Why these criteria, you may ask. Our reasoning is that warm places are nice to live in during the winter, and universities provide an abundance of free food opportunities. Don't just take our word for it. Check out the results from our week-long trial of buying no food and managing to feed ourselves thanks to the wonderful establishment of the University of Colorado Boulder and the surrounding area. 
Day 1:
When I say Sunday, you say 9-5pm workshop at school! Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not in the tr…

Tiny Living Big Success

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On the last installment of Two Girls and a Bunk, we liberated oatmeal from the breakfast category box it was unjustly placed in by society. This week we want to challenge the notion of what being put in a box is like and how to make the most of it. What box are we referring to? Thank you for asking, the box is more of a rectangle actually and its our 15' x 7' room that the two of us reside in. If the measurements 15' x 7' doesn't mean much to you, do not worry you are not alone. For your convenience we have measured our room to scale using our bodies. Our room happens to be one full length of Alison and Sarah long by one full length of Sarah wide. This blog post chronicles our Tiny Living and the Big Success that it has become.



On August 22, 2017 we met our room for the first time. Our initial reaction was as follows: This is smaller than I remembered...-Alison  You're not wrong -Sarah
As we brought in our belongings, a friend of ours set up the infamous bunk be…

Oatmeal Challenge

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We are two roommates, Alison and Sarah, that share a room, a bunk bed, and most of our days together. This is our first blog post featuring a cause that we find to be extremely worthwhile: oatmeal. At the beginning of last week the two of us were conversing about the many benefits of oatmeal, some of which are being heart healthy, filling, cheap, and a great source of fiber, but the list goes on and on. As we discussed the benefits, we also started to wonder why oatmeal was thought of predominantly as a breakfast food. What has oatmeal done to deserve being limited to use at just one time of the day? Why weren't more people diversifying the use of oatmeal and allowing it to flourish as a versatile whole grain that can accompany a plethora of meals? The discussion continued as follows...
"What if someone ate oatmeal for every meal for a week?" -Alison
"That would be really healthy and affordable," -Sarah
*Prolonged eye contact to show deep consideration of the ide…