I had a great time this past weekend when Bethany and I decided to write guest posts for each other. Thank you for such a warm welcome to Bethany and to every one who took the time to head over to My Journey to Ithaca to read my story I really appreciated it.
As September comes to a close I have been very busy pulling up the last of the garden beds and getting them ready for next year, filling the freezer with delicious foods to enjoy all winter, and when nice enough enjoying time outdoors knowing it will end very soon. As I begin to move back indoors for autumn and winter the inside of the apartment is finally getting a bit of much-needed attention and the heavier clothes and blankets are coming out.
I have seeds drying and already want to get started planting my spring garden, just have to wait for the new catalogs to come out. And today I found time enough to make a pan of my black bean dip, several batches are in the freezer while I enjoyed a light dinner of my dip rolled in lettuce leaves.
In the meantime, it’s Friday, and time for my favorites from the week.
- How did I ever get here, is a brand-new blog. The first post was a beautifully written story about how easy it is to fall into the American dream and find ourselves with too much and the path one person took to return to her roots.
- Gina writes two blogs, the first People Exited About Co-Existence (PEACE), covers her thoughts and journey to a greener lifestyle. I stopped by to see what I might learn and instantly found this article For Peat’s Sake, which blew me away. I have started to build raised beds in the garden and filled the first 3 areas with peat moss. Find out why I won’t any longer.
- Gina’s second blog is Professions for PEACE, this is her inspirational blog. I loved this post of cartoons titled Treat Yourself Kindly.
- Healthy Frenchie, suffered from bulimia and anorexia. She is doing fantastic and has turned her health around by eating real food. She shares some of her favorite recipes and this one caught my eye, I love stuffed peppers, and with quinoa what could be better.
- As I was reading through, Johanna”s blog Momwheaaringloss, I spotted a title which said simply Zucchini Fritters, I had to look. This is a good vegetarian recipe, it contains yogurt and 1 egg but if you are looking for a healthy vegetarian option for what to do with your zucchini, this might be the thing.
- I love things from nature, I have a large rock on my bathroom vanity and a collection of smaller rocks and a piece of petrified wood in a tray, so when I saw a blog titled Small Pebbles I couldn’t wait to see what I would find. This narrated story of a squirrel was just too funny, I had to share, I’m positive you will enjoy it as much as I did.
- How far will you go to live a green life? Would you resort to stealing? Well if it’s at the curb is it still stealing? Find out what could be so valuable Shannon couldn’t stop herself from “stealing“. The funniest thing is I have considered this myself.
- Life is full of conveniences, one of them a clothes dryer. We don’t really need this, but we, at least here in the US believe we do. Katie, wanting to reduce her utility bills decided to see how much she could save if she hung her clothes out to dry for a month. The lesson she took from this little experiment might surprise you.
- Speaking of laundry, what can you do with your old washer when it can no longer be repaired. Check out this upcycled project.
- Don’t know what to do with all those cans? Here is a list of 25 things you can make with old cans, everything from coffee cans and chip cans, to oil cans.
- Do you feel good when you donate your clothes to the thrift shop? Cherie, has a different take on it. In her article The World Doesn’t Need Our Clothes she takes on the issue of real sustainability. See if you agree with her.
- Do you have one or more watches just sitting around because you now use your phone as your clock? Don’t let them collect dust, make them useful again with this Homage to Family
Small Space Living at its Best
- Have you ever considered how much living you could combine in a small square space? I fell in love with this Living Cube. Entertainment center, closet plus walk in storage,but can you believe even the guest bed could all be part of one piece of furniture?
- Take a look at this home on wheels and tell me it wouldn’t feel cozy and comfortable. This home has all the comforts you would want in a home, well, except for a bathroom.