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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…