• Organizing

    Streamlining This January

    A new year is the chance to start something fresh, try something you have never tried before and to rid yourself of the crap that has been dragging you down. We thought it was a great time to do a little minimalizing in aspects of our lives as well, and to that end, maybe you were looking to do it with us! We have devised a little 4 week system, starting January 7th, to streamline your life in 4 different areas: Food, Life, Stuff and Environmental Impact (still trying to think of a way to make that into one word). On our Instagram account we will be posting daily what…

  • Homesteading

    Why My Present Self is Thanking My Past Self

    This time of year, hey?  Running ourselves ragged, trying to get everything done (she says as her Christmas cards are not quite ready for the post office…) and always feeling behind the eight ball.  I get it and I am there with you!  But I want to tell you how a couple of things I did in the fall is helping me out SO MUCH right now. All of those tomatoes I froze.  I chose to forgo canning this year because our fall was nuts, and pulling out all of the canning gear was more than I could handle.  Instead, I cooked up tomatoes when I had a bunch (and…

  • Entertaining

    Holiday Hosting Help

    Let’s all take a moment and appreciate that clever title, ok? So, you’re having a Christmas party, huh?  GREAT IDEA!!  What is better than gathering people you like to hang out with and having some fun together?  All you need is a little planning and trust me, it will be great. For the holidays, we like to send our invites early, like right after Halloween (we used Facebook this year, since everyone we wanted to invite was on it!  EASY!).  Even if you don’t know all of the particulars, send out the date so that people don’t make other plans.  Details like time and even a theme or pot luck specifics…