Friday, November 15, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
This fall has been filled to the brim with wonderful family fun time.
Robert came home from an extended work trip and we have packed together time into every minute since he has been home.
First he had to shave off that nasty beard.
Then we spent and entire free day at Kings Dominion courtesy of my moms work. Thanks mom and Mary Pat for riding the rides 389762 times with Lenora.
Then we went to the Maryland Renaissance festival on my birthday. This is a yearly tradition that we love. I bought the best hair combs ever from these lovely folks as a birthday present to myself.
Then it was off to the pumpkin patch.
And brunch with the family on the water, then Nebraska game watching with matching outfits.
I am tired just thinking about all that fun. Now we are in slowdown mode, spending more time indoors, cleaning corners and getting ready for winter. I hope your fall was as fun filled as ours was.
Friday, October 18, 2013
I saw this pattern on the Pink Chalk blog and knew I had to make it.
Its not like I have copious amounts of time on my hands for projects like this.
Its just that they were so darn cute, and small, and I figured I could knock them out in no time.
So I did.
Now I want some for myself.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I always thought I was uber crunchy.
Compared to most folks I know I take it to another level. I only wash my hair once a week and make my own soap for goodness sakes.
Then my mom got me this book, which lead me to this blog, and I was floored. I had nothing on these ladies. Both the blog and the book really had an impact on me and opened my eyes to how much waste there really is out there, and both offered some great solutions for doing your own little part to reduce it.
Hint...recycling isn't the answer.
I now bring my own jars to the grocery store for olives and bulk items and am always on the lookout for minimal and plastic free packaging.
|The wide mouth quart mason jar with plastic cap weighs exactly a pound, |
making it super easy for sales clerks to take off the tare weight.
The other day we headed to Sams for toilet paper (sometimes frugality wins) and imagine my surprise when I found this.
Plastic free toilet paper made from 80% recycled material. GOOOOOO Sams. I was impressed, so impressed I felt the need to blog about it.
What can you do to reduce your impact on the earth? I challenge you to read the book, peruse the blog and take away a few good tips.
Monday, September 9, 2013
I am a shameless dumpster diver. They just call my name to take a peek inside and see what kinds of treasures lurk within.
|Future Dumpster Diver|