Simple Living

Homemade Yoghurt

June 9, 2008

Today I am making homemade yoghurt. It’s something I started thinking about a few weeks ago to try to help reduce our grocery bill. I have been spending around $15/week on bought yoghurt and we would use more if we had it. I thought about an EasiYo system. But with the the price of the [...]

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Aspirations of a rural life

June 4, 2008

The Thinker and I have long held aspirations of a rural life. While we live in a smallish town, we have visions of a hobby farm with a big garden, horses, chooks, a few cows and not being able to look into our neighbours windows (or them into ours). Every time I watch Relocation, Relocation [...]

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Progress towards my goals – May

June 2, 2008

Wow! I can’t believe May has come and gone. With birthday parties, visiting family, learning how to work Journeyer’s Chronicles and putting some real focus on my goals, the month has just whizzed by. Here’s my first goals progress report. It feels a bit like parent-teacher interviews. I’ve been good. Honest. Current goals Post to [...]

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Simple Living

May 30, 2008

Today I’m making a start on another of my . I’m going to make a skirt each for Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. I have had a search around and found some fabric (pictured below) that I bought years ago, when Cinderella was little. I think there will be enough fabric for both skirts. I [...]

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Getting off the consumerism bandwagon

May 13, 2008

When did everyone become so entrapped by consumerism? When did “wants” like the latest mobile phone, massive houses, new clothes every season, big, new cars and expensive birthday parties become needs, on a par with food, shelter and adequate medical care? Our family hasn’t been immuned to this epidemic. We’ve jumped on the bandwagon ourselves. [...]

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Keeping track of goals

May 4, 2008

Since I started blogging only a few short weeks ago, I’ve been inspired by a number of other bloggers to make some commitments to myself. Mostly they are to do with our family living more simply. Some of the things we had already started. Some others are ones I had thought about but never put [...]

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