The little ones were so excited to harvest their lettuce and dig up the potatoes they hardly slept last night. By the end of the afternoon, very dirty children gave me huge hugs and told this was “a very good day”. To think all a child needs is a healthy meal and an opportunity to play in dirt to be happy is simplicity at its best.
It’s been a crazy week with guests in and out of here for 3 days, in addition to family. This week’s Friday Faves will be a little shorter than usual as I just haven’t had the time to be online but I think you will enjoy what I have found.
- Change isn’t always easy. We don’t realize the things we take for granted until they are gone, in the past. Alynia finds she misses a part of life that is now behind her.
- Have you ever thought about the atmosphere in some of our most popular establishments? Take Starbucks, for an example, what’s with the names of the drinks, what are we trying to say about ourselves when we visit Starbucks? With a blog title of Bite Me I Dare You, you know nothing will be held back.
- Charron’s Chatter is written by a talented writer, on her site you will find much that will make you stop and think, 4th Rock gave me a dose of realism we all need to think about.
- Penny has a lot to say, in Who will we throw away tomorrow she takes a good hard look at what a throw away society is and where we draw the lines on who or what is disposable.
- Since deciding to give up my car it feels as if my world has expanded. So many things I missed, they were always there but needed a slower speed to enjoy. But what if you live in Vegas, is it just boring flat land? Not at all, see what beautiful views you could find right around the corner from your home.
- When I see a new follower or commenter I try my best to stop by and visit their blog, I am so glad i did in this case because I found a kindred soul when it comes to saving good items from the landfills. See why Treading My Own Path is on a mission.
It’s All in How We Decide to View It
- Breast Cancer runs in my family and many other families. Treatment may include a mastectomy, or removal of one or both of the breasts. Suzanne Sommer’s had her breasts regrown using her own stem cells, is this because she felt less womanly without her breasts? In One Man’s Perspective, I found myself tearing up at the recounting of Nelson’s story of growing up with a mother who had had a double mastectomy.
- As you know I have day when I despair that not enough is changing to save the environment, but a reminder from time to time helps to keep things in perspective. Bike sharing is a relatively new practice in the US, but it’s growing each year. This is good news, word is getting out and communities are responding.
- When I began blogging I was experiencing a lot of negativity. What I had done, downsizing, seemed to rub others the wrong way. Only this week did I find another blogger who found this same attitude in their friends.
- What is simple? A small fish tank sounds like a simple investment, but even a small investment comes with lessons learned.
Upcycling and DIY
- I recently found an amazing upcycling blog. Mamie Jane’s. Some of the projects use antique or vintage finds but even if you don’t have antiques in your attic you can be inspired by the projects you will find there.
- I acquire plenty of paint cans that I need to repurpose, I have given some away for storing small toys like Legos or cars, I have used them plain as planters and so many other ideas. But adding one element can transform a old paint can into a unique planter.
- Now that the little one’s have planted their own garden, ignoring any suggestions offered on where to plant the seeds, opting for an artistic placement instead, I have found an idea that should help them handle the tiniest seeds….the answer is a diy seed bomb.
- Have you heard about Hugelkultur? See how you can restore a bare hill using natural materials found right on your property.
This would also make a great gift idea.
Have a fantastic weekend!