March 18, 2020 – Birth Pangs

Here is a meme on Facebook that I had to laugh at because I found it very true of our family life. I haven’t felt very much panic or fear in this time. 1. As a Christian, I believe that I need to be eternally-minded. If I die on earth, then I go to heaven….

February 26, 2020 – The Memory of Sounds

I was watching a very interesting documentary today called, “Grandfather”. It is about a self-sufficient Latvian man who is 76 years old. He has a very old-fashioned approach to farming, using an old work horse to complete most of the tasks alongside him. There were some sounds in the documentary that touched my soul. One…

February 25, 2020 – A Message and All People

It has been 20 days since I updated. I’ve made the homemade toothpaste, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and household cleaners. Honestly, most of us are really happy with the outcome of all of them. I also tried some nearly zero waste shopping at a grocery store about 1 hour and 15 minutes away. There is…

February 5, 2020

I’ve been trying to get rid of chemicals in our home, a little bit at a time. So far I’ve made green cleaning products and laundry detergent. Today, I’m making homemade toothpaste. I’m using Lilly’s peppermint oil, coconut oil, and baking soda. Just like the laundry detergent, I’m not sure how well it works, and…

February 4, 2020

I went to my bank account to check it, and was hit with the reality of what I wrote yesterday. I wrote about being a good steward by being economical. Two lines of charges right next to each other, coming out of my account, happened to be nearly identical in the amount charged. The first…

February 3, 2020

Eeking out every bit of rest. That seems like a dichotomy in some regards. Maybe it’s because I know that I only have maybe two more weeks, before I have to start working on the garden. Life has an interesting way of priming you for the reality that it is. Even though we have one…

January 26, 2020

Minimalizing My Garden I woke up this morning, took a shower, and read my Bible. I checked my Facebook page. I’m too cozy to get up and put the roast in the crock pot for dinner, so I’m making another blog post. I’m doing something productive, right? 😀 I’m a big lover of diversity, and…

January 24, 2020

Being Seasonal I spent a lot of my 20s and 30s eating low carb, because I was trying to be thinner. I had a lot of stress, so I never really got a lot smaller in the process. Mid-way through 2017, I finally had enough of the stress of watching what I eat. I haven’t…