Tag: zero waste

Propagating plants! Indoor plant living!

It’s still too cold to do much outside, plant-wise. However, I’m working on propagating tons of plants around here! First up, the African Violet! I have to start with a backstory! My mom loved growing them when I was a kid. However, she was… Continue Reading “Propagating plants! Indoor plant living!”

February Goals Update 2020!

Goodbye February and hello March! We are continuing to chip away at our goals and here’s how they are going: 1. Get rid of more, use less and be more minimalistic– We cleared out so much last month! The teen cleaned out his closet… Continue Reading “February Goals Update 2020!”

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… Continue Reading “Potato stamp wrapping paper”

Best week ever!!!

Remember how I said that I was hoping to be teacher of the year for the whole county? Well, I won!!! I was so surprised! It was the best feeling in the world! And I can’t wait to spread my love for teaching little… Continue Reading “Best week ever!!!”

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… Continue Reading “Sprouting seeds and being green”

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,… Continue Reading “February 2019 Goals Update”

Homestead happenings with Blacksmith made hooks

This week was a cold icy week and we didn’t have much school. So, that means that the teen was eating everything that was in our house! I eventually had to make extra yummy food! We had homemade fajitas (so easy to make! Flour,… Continue Reading “Homestead happenings with Blacksmith made hooks”

Greening up the school and indoor plants

We are still working on recycling what we use and composting on our Waste free Wednesdays at school. This week we decided that the recycling bins needed cleaned out and counted. We have a terracycle box for our glue, the markers go to colorcycle… Continue Reading “Greening up the school and indoor plants”

January 2019 Goals Update

Dear January and all 499 days in the month, you lasted forever! And it has been so stinking cold and snowy! But, this weather makes me appreciate future warmer days. I’m really hoping that the bees pull through this coldness! And on to our… Continue Reading “January 2019 Goals Update”

Becoming debt free!

Oh goodness, I’m blogging about money. So taboo for some reason! But, here goes! Remember how last year we focused on not spending? We did a good job of keeping our debt snowball rolling. Well, rewind back to March of 2015, I would have… Continue Reading “Becoming debt free!”