Tag: minimal living

Productive weekend!

This weekend was cooler and I swear I could smell fall in the air. And, the leaves were blowing through the air! I have a love/hate relationship with that season. I love the cool and crisp air, apples and fall activities. But, knowing winter…

Walk through the garden Wednesday 9/9

I’m going to be honest here… I came home from work, made dinner, worked on a sewing order, went to my Granny’s to pick apples, came home and checked out the garden quickly and ended the evening with homework help. It was a busy…

Minimalist Monday (Labor Day edition!)

It’s been a while since I posted anything on my minimalism journey! I basically try to purposefully live with less. I think that prior to the past couple of years, I had become a big old consumer! One thing that I have majorly tried…

Wednesday walk through the garden 9/2

We are still harvesting a lot from the garden! Most days we get over 4 pounds of tomatoes and about a pound of green beans every other day! And that apron I made for myself is amazing! It makes picking green beans a breeze!…

Weekend work!

I’m sure back in the day, they had more time to preserve their food. But, today where we both work full time, it takes weekends and evenings to get that work finished. The weird thing is that I find this kind of work so…

Muskmelons!!!!

This was my first year growing these! To be honest, I didn’t even know what they were when I got the seeds with my heirloom seed collection. After research, I decided I would give them a try. I started the seeds indoors along with…

Soap making!

Let me first say that soap making isn’t for everyone! I’ve read tons of tutorials, watched videos and used all precise calculations. The recipe that I used was from the crunchy urbanite and it seemed like a great place to start! Here is the…

Sad, sad food waste!

Alright, I know, everyone has wasted food! I get that! What I don’t get is how much people throw out! I really don’t get people that grow food that they have no plans on eating or giving away. They just throw it out! My…

Minimalist Monday 7/20

I finally got around to helping the boy clean that toy box! It was a mess! I’ve determined that my boy needs to stop collecting rocks! So, here is the image of the mess that I looked at for too long! We spent 2…

Minimalist Monday 7/13

Getting rid of stuff is HARD! Today I had to work and the boy spent time with his Pap. I really wanted to tackle the mess that we call a toy box today, but that didn’t happen. So, instead I tackled a recipe. Slowly…

Why chickens?!?!?!

Chickens?!?! You have chickens? Why? Don’t they stink? Do you have a rooster? Hens can lay eggs without a rooster? Yes, many questions are asked when people find out about these ladies! So, I have had lots of people ask my why I keep…

Minimal living Monday 7/6

Today I took a break from gardening, it was raining, and I spent some time getting rid of stuff. I feel like the less that I have to keep track of, the better. It’s not like I’m a fashion queen or anything, but I need…