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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

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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

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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

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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

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CHICK!

As far as the chicks go, I had an insane week. I checked them on Thursday afternoon and I had pulled out an egg to candle it and noticed it was really hot compared to what they had been, so I moved the thermometer to directly above the eggs and within about 20 minutes I… Continue reading CHICK!

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Green Thumb Thursdays – My Journey to Homesteading

So I have had a “normal” sort of life: I grew up in a suburban home with a nice big yard. We lived in Wisconsin when I was little, up until I was about 10 then we moved to Colorado. In Wisconsin I would help my mom with flower beds or my grandpa with his garden… Continue reading Green Thumb Thursdays – My Journey to Homesteading

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Minimal Mondays – My Progress Part 1

To be completely honest, my initial reason go green started by my irritation to buying paper towels – WHY were we using so many of them!? So I bought some cloth napkins and cut them in quarters because they were far too big and sewed along the edges to keep them from fraying. I bought… Continue reading Minimal Mondays – My Progress Part 1