Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 86: Five Buck Fridays

There is a weekly offer at our local flower shop, each friday, called a "five buck friday."  It is a simple arrangement of flowers.  My sweet husband likes to spoil me about every two weeks with one of these:

In this act he is supporting a local business, making me feel loved and appreciated, being smart by not buying me expensive roses (in which I don't even like), and helping our home feel more inviting by the presence of fresh flowers.

I love the idea of the five buck friday.  And as much as I say that I don't like flowers (because they are not thoughtful and don't last more than a week or two), I most definitely love getting them from my husband :)

Call me old fashioned.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

(what should be) Day 85: Project #3 - Dryer Balls

I have been wanting to do dryer balls for quite awhile now, and finally decided to make them for a friend's bridal shower!

They were relatively cheap and very simple.

For one skein of yarn I was able to make three balls (one large, one medium and one small).

I have yet to make some for our family...

Why wool dryer balls?
-To replace dryer sheets
-They are reusable (last from 5-10 YEARS!)
-Chemical free
-Safe for cloth diapers
-Reduce static cling
-Reduce drying time by 25-45%

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Instead of beating myself up daily over not posting all the things we've done throughout the year so far, I am going to start now.

I will, at some point, go back and fill in all the missed days, but I have gotten so far behind that it is better for me to just start now, from today on.

And. It. Is. Okay.

Our goal may not have been accomplished completely, but we have not failed at striving for simplicity.

So, here goes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


We would like to apologize for our lack of consistency.
We found it extremely difficult to keep up with the blog, not having Internet access at home.
We have returned to being customers/slaves of Cox Communications - we traded our previous Internet speed in for the slowest possible.  It still works quite well.

This week, starting with a glorious snow-day today, I am going to attempt to post all the missing days!
I will most likely do about two per day...if you care.

Anyway, we are still keeping up with our year-challenge - just having a hard time keeping up with pictures and writing. 
Something about having two-kiddos-under-two, battling tax season while being a full-time college student, getting involved in the community and church hunting takes a lot of one's free time :)

Happy Snow Day to those of you experiencing it!!

"Snow Outside" Dave Matthews Band
You should listen to this song today!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day 34: Our bath/shower area

This one sort of speaks for itself.
We simplified our shower/bath area by eliminating products we don't use and organizing what we had a little better.

You can see, this is before we have switched to any natural products what-so-ever...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 33: We bought a scale

We've been trying to eat better, eat less and exercise more.

In order to push ourselves a little bit, we have bought a scale to keep track of our weight!

I do need to be careful though - I am nursing two little nurslings and noticed myself getting dizzy the other day as I was counting calories...
My goal is to eat healthier - not necessarily less - but, less junk.
AND to drink more water, instead of other sugar filled beverages.

Both of us have lost a few pounds this week and I am feeling a lot better about my body already!  Just getting a little more active each day helps a whole lot!