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.