When I was telling people what we were doing when we lived on the farm and grew veggies for a living, I swear people would practically swoon - "Oh my god, that sounds amazing. To just get up and potter in the veggie patch, bake bread, collect the eggs...where do I sign up?" was often the gist of it. And I have to admit that I certainly had rose coloured glasses about it all when we first moved too. It was a damn fine life, and yes, some days were just like the one described above...but around those days there were days that meant scrambled eggs for dinner because I hadn't baked bread or gone to the shopsRead More
One of the very first things I was introduced to when I started to consider the impact of the chemicals I was using in my home and on myself, was the astounding array of crap that exists in products intended for personal use. Everything from soap, shampoo, hand wash, deodorant, makeup, skin care, the lot, all made up primarily of words I could not say - even after a number of years studying chemistry.Read More
"To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those things that have outlived their purpose"
I first heard of this little book when Jodi mentioned it in a post. Being the decluttering junkie that I am, I immediately added my name to my local library reservation list for the book, resisted buying it several times and impatiently waited. It finally arrived in my hot little hands about a month ago, and I devoured it in a day. And then re-read it a couple of weeks later. Yes, I am a nerd like that sometimes ;)Read More