Category: Minimal living

We’re Debt Free!

Our secret goal that we’ve been working towards! I have to start with our backstory! This wasn’t a quick journey or one that was just started without much thought. Rewind way back to 2005. We started our year off by having a beautiful baby…

Homestead-y week for winter

Sometimes it’s hard to have too much to post on here in winter. Nothing is really growing, other than the indoor plants. Absolutely nothing is being harvested and some days it feels like winter will be lasting forever! I am hosting a little local…

Potato stamp wrapping paper

I catch myself getting a little bummed by how much waste is created by the holidays. So, I do my best to cut way back on gifts, give experiences and avoid all of the holiday excess. When it comes to wrapping paper, so much…

August 2019 Goals Update

Hello all! Can you all tell that I’m an elementary teacher and August is my crazy month!? Getting a classroom ready is a ton of work!! That ‘s where I have been! And now, the goal updates: 1. Sew my first quilt– The craft…

Composting week and garden beginnings!

Last week was international composting week! It was fun to spread the message about the importance of composting and answering lots of messages about it! The biggest question that I get a lot is: “can I just make a pile of my food scraps…

Sprouting seeds and being green

Winter returned this week and we have had some snow, ice and lots of below freezing temps. But, there is lots prep work going on around here for spring! The compost is cooking away and will make great plant food for the garden! We…

February 2019 Goals Update

In February we got way too many snow days off from school! The weather seemed to turn into super winter, with a few nice days hidden in there! But, the grow lights started shining here and seedlings are starting to pop up! And now,…