We've had some beautiful weather the past week or two. It's been absolutely amazing to get outside. My children have spent about 6-8 hours a day outside for the past week. Our garden is getting started and the lake on the property we rent is full.
I always love the way a fresh and clean house feel. I’ve noticed over the years that when people had live indoor plants, it made their home feel more clean and cozy. I’ve always wanted to having some but have just never made it a priority until now.
Technology has been so helpful and made many things we do much easier, but I also believe it can hurt us too. The amount of time we especially spend on our phones has greatly impacted how we interact with one another and the world.
I have an extremely high value for peace. If a situation doesn’t feel peaceful, I’ll do everything in my power to bring peace. Same goes for my home. I want my home to feel peaceful especially in the midst of living in an era that has a lot going on. Here are a few simple ways that I’ve found help keep me grounded.
I'm pretty sure we are all familiar with the site of a pile of junk mail sitting on your counter (or thrown in your trash can). About 3 years ago, I spent months diligently setting aside a few minutes every day to rid myself of junk mail.
What most of us don't realize is that health is more than what we eat. We can change our diets. We can consume organic, seasonal food and cleanse our bodies of processed foods and sugars, but that alone is not enough. There is more impacting our lives and bodies than food alone.
What's in toothpaste? That's a great question, and I honestly had no idea until today. I knew there was fluoride and some other things I didn't want such as artificial sweetners and sodium laurel sulfate. But there is more in it than that and most of the ingredients aren't what I want in my body.
The truth about gardening is that it can feel like a roller coaster ride. Especially the first few years you do it. I'm saying that after doing it for 10 years, and I still feel like I'm on a roller coaster.
If you don't yet have a garden, it can be a little overwhelming choosing the type and even where to put it. Gardens can range from containers on a balcony to several acres of space on a plot of land. If you already have a spot, there are still some choices to be made of what kind of garden to do.