Category Archives: Household

Guest Post at Pantry Paratus

Howdy folks – Some of you might be interested in the guest post I have up today over at Pantry Paratus; it’s about using all-natural cleaners around the [..]

Cleaning Products, Community, Food, Sustainability , ,

Meal Planning

For years, I have foolishly resisted planning meals ahead of time. My inner three-year-old whined, “but what if I don’t want to have beef stew on Thursday?” Well, too [..]

Dietary Choices, Food, Household, Mental Well-Being, Product Recommendations, Stress, Tips , ,

A Luxury Item & A Necessity

For decades, I regarded a food processor as “a luxury item” in the kitchen. I didn’t cook enough to really justify spending a hundred dollars or more for [..]

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Out, damned clutter! Out, I say!

While I suspect Lady Macbeth’s demons were a touch more serious than mine, I’ve lately come to realize how much the clutter in our house has paralyzed and [..]

Failures, Household , , , ,

Time Management Tip #2 – Apply Yourself

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~Swami Sivananda As I was writing the last post, “Stop [..]

Goals, Household, Mental Well-Being, Musing , ,

A Well-Intentioned Lie

So, hi. I know it’s been since spring that I wrote anything here, and for that I apologize. A few of you have left emails and comments asking [..]

Chickens, Cleaning Products, Community, Eggs, Failures, Food, Gardening, Goals, Habits, Household, Lifestyle, Local Farms, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Planning, Stress, Sustainability, Toxins, Vegetarian , , ,

Inefficiency At Its Worst

Some people are born knowing how to clean, some learn from others or are self-taught, yet others don’t really much care and live at various levels of clutter [..]

Failures, Goals, Household , ,

Take That, Cursed Bathroom

My bathroom and I have a love-hate relationship. While it is a place of sanctuary and rest (rather more so now than it was when we bought the [..]

Household, Household Modifications, Sustainability ,

“Just Paint Over It”

The previous owners of our house seemed to have a very strong belief in the following philosophy: If you no longer like or need something, just paint over [..]

Crafts, Household, Sewing, WTF

The Modern Homestead – Automation

Part of coming to terms with modern society v. Simplicity is making the best use of available tools. Fortunately, I have this amazing boyfriend who is a hard-core [..]

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