As May is book month I wanted to add another book review before we enter June. I was intrigued with Bea Johnson’s book Zero Waste Home and decided to see what I could learn from her as I continue to try to reduce my household waste further. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Has there ever been someone in your life you wish you could go back and thank for what they taught you? This week I have that chance. Today I want to share something extremely personal, something I never thought I would consider sharing with the world. Read the rest of this entry »
What do you do when the power goes out? You have no working electronics, no electricity to prepare a meal, and if you are me a phone you had just started to charge when the power stopped. With just candle light reading is difficult. I can’t see well enough to work on any furniture or pick up the latest cross stitch project.
I grabbed an apple to hold me over and a glass of water, can’t heat water here without electricity either. It’s too early to go to bed, so I pick up a crochet hook. Read the rest of this entry »
I have so many things I wanted to write about today that I couldn’t decide on just one thing, so you will be getting all of my thoughts and pictures. As I sat down to start this my power went out and the sirens went off telling us a tornado had been spotted, luckily no damage has been reported and after 5 hours with no power things have returned to normal. I think the best place to start will be with the garden. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the third time I am attempting to write this particular post over the last couple of weeks. It is the only post that has been lost transferring to the site.
May is book month and with that I wanted to share some books I have recently read. Its a little late in the month, but better than never, right?
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Generosity abounds around me. I am still surprised by the wonderful people who associate with those of us living in this apartment building. I am now the recipient of free space to sell my restored finds in. Read the rest of this entry »
I have followed the eco challenges each Wednesday with Reduce Footprints, along with many amazing people. This Wednesday, yesterday, I was so busy. I checked my email for the latest challenge, but not seeing it went on with my day. About 10pm I finally went online long enough to reply to a few comments and noticed there was a Wednesday challenge after all. I was too tired to even read it. Funny thing is I had in fact accepted the challenge and done very well considering. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday I told you how the residents of my apartment building have formed a community where everyone helps each other. I’ve shown you recently the trash left by the college students and how so much of what we collected was quality wooden pieces of furniture. But while my little town is enjoying summer-like days, preparing gardens, taking walks or just enjoying the sounds of nature or easy conversations, there is a part of the country reeling from loss. Loss of everything material and even of loved ones.
Welcome back for my favorite posts of the week. I hope you have had a great week and that your extended family and friends are safe from the severe storms that have happened this week. As I write this I am listening to the soft patter of rain which for us is much-needed. Ill get right to this weeks favorites, but first I’d like to welcome everyone who joined us thus week. I am so glad you are here and would love hearing from you. Read the rest of this entry »
Today was a long day. I am currently typing this as my muscles try to relearn how to relax. We are expecting thunderstorms to move in some time during the night and continue for the next three days. With that in mind it was the perfect time to get as much into the garden as possible first. I’m crossing my fingers that winter has finally come to an end. Read the rest of this entry »