Sustainable Living…for Idiots!

self-Sufficient Living

Hubs and I are wannabe homesteaders. We like to read about self-sufficiency, talk about it, and implement simplicity here and there, but are a far cry from living off the grid. The The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Self-Sufficient Living was a real encouragement for us to keep plodding along and taking those baby steps toward a sustainable lifestyle. Hubs, […]

Homemade Oatmeal Bath

Oatmeal Bath

Sweet T has diaper rash for the first time in her life. I’m thinking weaning has something to do with it but since I’m not going to start nursing again now that she’s eating table food like a champ, all I can do is try to force more water and juice in her and give […]

Three Unique Ways to Demonstrate Gratitude

gratitude

It’s well and good to have an “attitude of gratitude,” but how about actually putting it into practice to those around you? Here are three simple things you can do today to show your appreciation and make someone’s day. 1. Leave a treat for your mail carrier – If your mail runs about the same […]

A Wise Cookie

And how often I need a reminder! May you enjoy the little things today. I’m off to dry some clothes out on the line.

Window Project

It’s way too nice of a day outside to be blogging and my poor washed out garden beckons so this will be a short post. Just wanted to show off my new windows! This is the first time since we’ve been married that I’ve had windows that actually open and that I will bother cleaning. […]

What does simplicity mean to you?

It’s interesting how the concept for simplicity can mean completely different things to different people. My mom and I were discussing this and for her, simplicity usually equals ease. She’d rather buy it than make it, pay full price rather than clip a coupon, and she places a premium on convenience. For her, that’s simple […]

Spring Fever

While we’ll have another cold snap (and maybe even more snow!) before spring, that didn’t stop us from reveling in the unexpected warmth and sunshine last weekend. “Teaser” days like this help me pull through the last weeks of winter knowing that longer, warmer days are in sight. Hubs was able to till up the […]

Valentines Idea For Him

Valentine's Day for Him

Need a Valentines idea for him? OK, so a true Valentines idea for him would be skipping the holiday altogether (or participating in an activity that isn’t suitable to mention on a family-friendly blog *snark snark*), but since us girls aren’t going to let them get away with that, we can at least give our guy […]

Old Time Candy Giveaway – CLOSED

And the winner is…Diane, #322. No random pic because I’m on my netbook. Congrats, Diane! You have 48 hours to respond to your winning notification before another winner is chosen. With over 400 fresh candies from decades past to choose from, Old Time Candy has the best selection of retro candy on the internet. Just […]

A Bright Sunshiny Day

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day last Saturday. There’s nothing like Sixty-five degree sunshine in the middle of winter to do wonders for your mood and productivity. Sweet T and I hung out under the carport potting broccoli and onion sprouts while Hubs took down the dog pen and replaced it in […]