I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
When we lived in West Allis, I was always interested in West Allis history - the older, well maintained homes, the history of the old buildings on National Avenue, the history of the businesses, etc. We joined the West Allis Historical Society in West Allis as well as Greendale and Greenfield. Our history is so very important and we enjoy reading the quarterly newsletters or books that are available on these three cities. The West Allis Historical Society has a very nice museum and grounds - vist them when you have a chance. There is also a nice book that was published a few years ago about the West Allis history - VERY informative with great pictures. My husband grew up in West Allis since the age of 2 and he remembers fields where there are now sub divisions and condos. There used to be mom and pop bakeries, mom and pop center of the block grocery stores, etc. I even remember them when I moved into West Allis in my early 20's - The bakery off of 81st and National was like going way back in time - old wooden floors, old cash register, bakery made in the backroom by the owner, old glass bakery cases, etc.
Wherever you live - take time to enjoy the history and read about the people who walked the streets in days gone by.