Tag: inspiration

English Breakfast

After I graduated from college, I spent 2 months backpacking around England, Scotland and Ireland. That time is so precious because it is the only time you have between school and a career and other responsibilities that are never ending. It was one of…

Reducing Paper Trash

Our family has been tackling the plastic reducing with much frustration. Plastic is everywhere and in so many unnecessary places. Some stores that brag about their fresh and organic foods tend to have more plastic than others. Very frustrating! At least with paper, I…

Quiet Pastimes

It’s Sunday night and I am reflecting on a weekend full of sunshine, warm weather and lots of outdoor activity. We spent many hours both days tackling a very adventurous backyard project that we have been working on for weeks. Exhausted from yesterday’s grueling…

Living Frugally AND Environmentally

Saving money is pretty much on all of our minds these days. Life is expensive, kids aren’t cheap and retirement planning is nothing to be taken lightly. When my kids were babies, I tried to use coupons on so many occasions, but they just…

Chicken Toddlers

It’s been a couple weeks since we brought home our baby chicks and I wanted to give you an update and share what I have learned so far as a new “suburban chicken lady”. I would definitely call the chicks ‘toddlers’ now since they…

Everything Herbs: 101

Herbs don’t always get the attention they deserve. We forget to sprinkle fresh rosemary on our baked potato, put cilantro in our guacamole and basil is only eaten on restaurant-made margherita pizzas. How sad is that? That tiny little sprinkle of fresh herbs can…

Simple Suburban Living

I woke up this morning thinking I better get myself a pair of overalls so I can wear them in the yard while taking care of the garden and chickens and whatever else I dream up for my backyard farm. Then I smiled and…

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

I adore Mexican food. Give me all the nachos, tacos, guacamole, fajitas, margaritas, burritos, enchiladas you can give me. When I go to a Mexican restaurant with its 12 pages of entrees, I have the hardest time deciding what I want (because I want…

Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste – 2 ways

<<If you make a purchase through any of my links, I will receive a small compensation at no extra cost to you as an Amazon Affiliate. Thank you for your support.>> There was a time when the thought of making my own soap, detergent,…

Backyard Garden Design

Our backyard garden is in dire need of an update. The raised beds have rotted after several years, the trees have overgrown and I learned what worked from our first design and what did not. I am ready to make some big changes. When…