I’ve finally decluttered my bulging closet! This isn’t really a “capsule wardrobe” per say, but it’s certainly more curated than before. This shows my favorite pieces and what I will genuinely wear year-round. I’m so happy to be rid of two bags of clothing. This is not quite where I would like to be, but […]
This spring I got into identifying indigenous edible plants. It’s quite fun, but be certain that you are learning from a skilled naturalist, as some edible plants have toxic look a likes. Anyway, because I was reading up on all kinds of edible plants that grow in our region, I stumbled upon Dandelions. I had […]
While I talk to the kids about our plans, mistakes, victories, and goals, it would be good for them to have a visual of what’s actually happening when we talk about paying down debt. I considered a chart or a graph and then I saw a fellow blogger’s idea of a paper chain.
I have been planning on writing this post for a few weeks, but I have things in my draft folder I intended on posting prior to this one. Then I started thinking about this orange juice container. I buy orange juice maybe 3 times a year. If that. I am really picky about my juice […]
Rhonda mentions the freezer in the June chapter of The Simple Home as an ideal place to preserve abundance, maybe even stockpile and manage your food resources throughout the year. I think that in the past, many of us thought of the freezer only in terms of sides of meat or loaves of bread that […]
My kids refuse to grocery shop with me. My husband shakes his head and says he just doesn’t understand why it takes that long, and why can’t I stick to the list. It’s true, I probably know our local market better than the employees, and it shouldn’t take me two hours to get food to […]
I have a simple strategy for saving money: shop less. When I hear a commercial about how I can save $10 off a $50 purchase this weekend only, I consider that I can save $50 by not going to that store at all. I do not write this to imply that I look down on […]