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
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?
There’s nothing like putting your intentions out on the internet to get the creative juices flowing. I’ve been cooking up a storm, baking bread,cooking soup, and bottling beetroot. Day two I cooked this lot up to be a tomato, broad bean and basil pasta. I also made pumpkin soup for the weekend. I like making… Continue reading Day three. A cooking frenzy.
It’s on again. My “don’t buy food for a month” challenge. Once again, my freezer is full of food, and once again my cupboards are full of things that I always mean to get to, but never do. So, May will be a month of eating from home. Tonight we had pumpkin risotto. Funnily enough, I’ve… Continue reading Around again!