Tag: recycle

Reflections on my Modern Homesteading Lifestyle

It’s a rainy summer day. I’m sitting on the sofa with my kids watching a movie while the piles of laundry cycle through the washer. The rose outside my window is gently swaying and releasing the sweetest scent. Perfect time to reflect on the…

Storing Bread

I have always bought my bread from the store. Occasionally a loaf gets baked and eaten within an hour by my ravenous family but it was never a weekly event. I have never been much of a baker, but bread is something I am…

Reuse & Repurpose This!

When I made 3 separate purchases in one day at a very popular online shopping site, I realized I may have a problem. It’s very easy to get stuck in a pattern of making purchases that you think you need. But, in my recent…

It’s Citrus Clean

I love the winter not just because snow is magical and winter weather is quiet….but also because I love citrus fruit. (specifically, clementines) Even better, cross-country skiing in a quiet forest with clementines for a snack! Winter win! I normally just add the peels…

Goodbye to Plastic

As you know, my family and I are on a journey to cleaner living, less waste and a more natural life. Wow, that sounded good to write. But truly, a happier home starts with a healthier home and we are taking baby steps in…

Reducing Kitchen Waste

Recently, my children have fallen off the chore wagon and been very lazy. One of the things I noticed when I started doing the chores for them ‘in their absence’ is how often I was taking out the trash. (side note – doing their…