It seems that we are always chasing more. More money, more things, more activity, more of everything. I once read that that when asked how much money would they need to be happy, almost without fail people said that they needed 10% more than they currently had. Both rich and poor said the same thing.… Continue reading Why I want less in 2016
Firstly, an update on the zero waste mailbox. Since I put up my home made “No Junk Mail” sign, we have received no junk mail. None! That was so easy! I don’t know why I didn’t do it years ago. Here is the waste I made today that I’m so proud of. Our washing line… Continue reading I’m so proud of our waste!
As many of you know, I make a lot of my own foods like jam, chutney, bottled sauce etc. I keep jars and containers in case I need them. In an effort to simplify life, we are ridding our home of lots of excess, and just keeping what we need. Once I got all these… Continue reading The great jar unclutter
In order to reduce our waste, I decided to tackle the junk mail next. Junk mail is recyclable, but recycling still takes a lot of resources it seems, so it’s the next thing to go. Our junk mail is a bit strange. Because we live out of town, we don’t get all the junk mail,… Continue reading No Junk Mail
A few weeks ago, I heard a girl on the radio talking about her “zero waste” lifestyle. (Her website is http://www.therogueginger.com if you’re interested) Well, that got me to thinking and reading and getting onto what my family refer to as on of my crazy schemes. As I keep telling Mr Gorgeous, that’s part of… Continue reading The next crazy scheme
Well, my month of no shopping is over. Despite not blogging very often, I did stick to the rules, and only bought breakfast for the family, and a little fruit. The total cost was about $45, or $1.50 a day. At the end of the month though, I haven’t been reduced to lentils and frozen… Continue reading The wrap up – May is over
There are seven days left in May, including today. Quite a few of my friends have said “I should do a no shop challenge too” So, if you’d like to, join me for a week. Set your own rules – you don’t have to use mine. Or do a different challenge, like finding seven things… Continue reading Who wants to join me?
This really should be in another blog, simply entitled “Donna is playing”! I’ve been doing an online watercolour card making class, and having been squeezing in some card making time at night. It’s been so good to get my crafty self out from under mothballs, and play. The class, with the exception of one or… Continue reading Getting crafty
There’s not even anyone I can blame. I’m the culprit. I was grabbing a roast for our Mexican feast (more about that in a minute) and only almost shut the door. The result was that on Sunday we had a lots of just cold meat, and defrosted berries and (Mr Gorgeous’s main concern) melted ice… Continue reading Day 20. The freezer door gets left open.
We ran out of milk and cereal, so in keeping with my promise to the family I have purchased milk and said favourite cereal. $13 spent, and I’m wondering how my kids got the taste for such expensive cereal. (Actually that happened almost a week ago, but I’ve been putting off telling you all) Other… Continue reading Day Fifteen (I’ve shopped)