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Do you ever feel... worthless? Like you don't have a voice? I do.
When I was in high school, I wrote poetry. Lots of it. A few things were even published in some online collections. I didn't do it to be famous or anything crazy like that but just because the words and emotions flowed out of me. They had to go on paper.
I mean, I once wrote a poem about rice. Yeah, rice.Read more link text
Our family spends a lot of time on the lake - my husband would live on the water if he could! - but living in the heart of Texas, we don't make it to the actual ocean very often, so when we took a mini vacation and flew down to Galveston last month, we had to change up what we usually take to the water. That 40lb canopy and hard cooler were NOT going on an airplane!Read more link text
Note: This post originally contained my tips for packing for the beach also but I decided to separate them because the original post was a little long. You can read "5 Must-Have Beach Essentials When Traveling" here!
Maybe there are other people in the world better experienced at traveling, but not me. I'm the type of girl that likes to sleep in my own bed every night and eat all my favorite foods from my own fridge. However, my husband has a bit of wanderlust and we do have a dream of visiting other countries. We want to immerse ourselves in, and expose our daughter to, other cultures. And that requires traveling!Read more link text
Its been about 3 weeks since my last post, so I thought I would share what's been keepin me busy! Every spare second has been spent outside working hard to get the garden up in a reasonable time. Since we moved last summer, I've mostly had to start from scratch this year, except for two 4'x4' raised beds that we did manage to get up last year.Read more link text
Capsule wardrobes seem to be all the rage right now. And with good reason! Having an organized, limited wardrobe is a great way to reduce stress by not having to worry about what to wear - without resorting to yoga pants every day. (You know, unless you WANT to wear yoga pants!)
This is my third season to try my hand at a capsule wardrobe and I am completely satisfied with out it turned out! The entire wardrobe includes 18 pieces, everything matches well together, I have tons of choices and it takes just minutes to get dressed in the morning! Today I want to share with you how I pulled this fabulous wardrobe together.Read more link text
A month ago today was when we realized we had seen two of our kitties for a few days. That was pretty odd because even though they are indoor and outdoor kitties, they always came home once a day at least. For the next 3 weeks, our house felt incomplete. And then the most surprising thing happened....Read more link text
I generally enjoy writing blog posts but today I have to write one that truly makes me sad...
You may have read the story about the kitten born with twisted legs. To recap, we moved to our current home 10 months ago and within a week of moving in, we had adopted a beautiful stray neighborhood cat. She reminded me of a cat I had years ago that I miss dearly so it was even more special to have her join our family.Read more link text
I'm always looking for ways to save money on my garden. I have a pretty limited budget and I work hard to make it stretch! So you can imagine how excited I am about my absolutely free newspaper seed starting pots!
The first year I did a garden, I bought quite a few "kits", mostly because I didn't have a clue what I was doing. One of those kits was a "seed starting kit" with these cute little biodegradable pots that you fill with seed starter mix and add seeds. Now, don't get me wrong, those are GREAT, but they are like $.50 a piece and that adds up!
Then I came across these awesome little newspaper pots.Read more link text
Birthdays are kind of a big thing in our house. A birthday here is a day full of family tradition and special treats for the birthday person. And when that person is a toddler who loves horses, well... its even more fun!
Now when I say loves horses, I'm not exaggerating.Read more link text
You've seen it. The heartbreaking image of plastic bags littering a beautiful beach. Or worse, an innocent animal that has been injured, or even died, all because of a plastic bag. But the saddest part of all? Its all completely preventable.
I wanted the very first post of My Zero Waste Project to be something that would make a difference. A huge difference. And I cant think of anything easier or more impactful than switching to reusable shopping bags.Read more link text