Minimizing and Zero Waste

Spice Jars, Wardrobe Revamp, and Green Product Reviews

So this past week I decided to overhaul my spice cupboards and work on my wardrobe update. I have a lot of spices is random sized plastic containers on my cute vintage shelves and decided I wanted something that looked more cohesive in jars that I wouldn’t just toss and replace but that I would… Continue reading Spice Jars, Wardrobe Revamp, and Green Product Reviews

Garden

Green Thumb Thursday – Green Update

Just thought I would share with you an update of my garden, some of my plants along the front of my house, and my indoor plants as well because I’m pretty proud of how everything is doing. Starting at the top and going clockwise: My pretty gazebo from my mother-in-law is loaded with herbs and… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursday – Green Update

Minimizing and Zero Waste

Minimal Mondays – My First Bulk Shopping Trip

Happy Monday Folks! I hope you had a great weekend, enjoying the warm weather and enjoying yourselves. Not to sound like a complete bummer but MAN! bulk shopping did not go as well as I’d hoped it would, but I learned a lot! So first of all, I went to five different stores in order… Continue reading Minimal Mondays – My First Bulk Shopping Trip

Chickens · Garden · Homestead · Recipes

Green Thumb Thursdays – More Chicken News

This past week has been a great time to get things done around my house. Over the unexpected warm weekend, we were able to make a run to Home Depot and bought a few plants for the garden: strawberries, rosemary, and mint as well as some soil to add to the area along the side… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – More Chicken News

Minimizing and Zero Waste

Minimal Mondays – Meals

I decided to try something different at the beginning of the year with establishing meal plans. In January I planned the whole month of meals with new meals once a week. This was great for the first two weeks but by the third week, I was tired of having leftovers hanging out in my fridge.… Continue reading Minimal Mondays – Meals

Chickens · Garden · Homestead

Green Thumb Thursdays – Dandelion Jelly Review and Updates on Garden and Chicks

This past week has been full of trial (and error). First, I made some Dandelion Jelly which I was really surprised with. First of all, the recipe was easy to make with the hardest part being the collection of enough dandelions and yes, the tedious job of cutting all the flower petals off of the stem.… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – Dandelion Jelly Review and Updates on Garden and Chicks

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Minimal Mondays – My Progress Part 2

So last week I let you all know the first two steps I took to a more sustainable, zero waste lifestyle: I started with cloth paper towels and feminine hygiene products. The next thing I decided to do was try to use more family cloth rather than toilet paper. This has been the biggest pain… Continue reading Minimal Mondays – My Progress Part 2