I hope every one in the states had a wonderful 4th with family and friends. We used to have a picnic each year on this day then watch the fireworks, some where along the way it ended, can’t remember why but something I should rectify and hope my sons carry on the tradition for their children.
Did anyone miss me last Friday? I’ll try to make up for my absence this week. 😊
- Are there any benefits to raising children in a tiny home? I can think of a few but see what one mother has learned from living in 450 sq feet.
- Kandice is authoring the Simple Year blog as she strives to change her family’s life to a more minimal one. Here she shares what she has learned about necessities as a result of being without a kitchen
- Have you heard the term Ecominimalist? You can find out if you are an ecominimalist by reading the 6 guiding principles. Where do you see yourself on this path?
- Nothing like a break from the everyday conveniences to put things in perspective. See how one family spends seven weeks at a camp with no technology and only free entertainment. Could you enjoy seven weeks of nearly free living away from everything?
- Jean teaches us how to recycle our spring onions into new plants. Just think you may never need to buy another onion or onion seeds.
- what would be the cheapest things you could do to green your home? Learn more here. These are things we can all do and won’t need your wallet.
- The green divas define sustainability. We all need a definition to judge how we are doing.
- Living a green life isn’t possible if you produce nothing for your self. When I think of Hawaii pictures of lush gardens come to mind along with a mindset of reuse and repurposing. The youth of Hawaii made an entertaining video highlighting the problems the state faces.
- As always I learn something new from AV at Eco Crap. This week water took center stage. We all know meat is very water intensive to produce, but have you considered items such as chocolate?
- Can you live green if you never upcycle anything? I guess you could if nothing ever broke. So how do you upcycle a broken table and broken fan?
- I found a great site detailing the principles of Permaculture. Simply click on the icons for a wealth of information.
- Eco Cat Lady shared an inspiring story which will have you rethinking your view of the word failure.
- Ginny stops to consider if money is really important and if not what is important to her.
- Goals are something we are told we need to have and strive for. Could there be a dark side to setting goals?
- I have talked a lot about the problems associated with a consumer lifestyle, but nothing I have ever said hits home like this.
- Everyone wants to be happy, many say it is our right to be happy. But what is the cost? This short poem is a must read for anyone struggling with finding their happiness.
- Here is a wonderful (and easy) pumpkin and carrot soup Perfect for those over-producing pumpkin plants. This is one I’ll make when the pumpkins are ready and freeze for winter.
- Blueberries are just about to be in season. Learn what is so wonderful about this little berry and try this delicious smoothie recipe.
Paint is Cheap
- I see things I believe are down right ugly every day. What I love is seeing beyond the surface to the potential. This room was great-great-grandma ugly but look what >2 colors of paint can do. Big change, little cost.
- I think everyone knows by now that I adore small homes. One of the options I considered before renting my apartment was go purchase an old RV and restore it to meet my needs. Take a peek at this before and after RV it is so spacious-looking and could be done relatively inexpensively.
CRAFTS WITH HUMOR
- This is a perfect house warming gift that would make anyone smile when visiting. The time and patience that went into this gift were enormous.
Have a fantastic weekend.