Alright, I know it's been forever since my last post...but I plan on doing this whole blogging thing and it really shouldn't consume that much of my time to jot down a few things and post them, right??
So here is the topic of today: living on less or frugal living, self sufficiency and sustaining. I love the idea of it all. But frankly, when you live in town and rent, there are some things that are just out of your control. I do still have choices though. I choose to 'repurpose' 'reuse' 'recycle' 'reclaim' 'repair' whenever possible. I love 2nd hand finds. I garage sale, shop the Goodwill, Consignment Shops, Craigslist and even participate in a free kids clothing swap twice a year. I use coupons, scour ads for the best deals, buy generic and sometimes go without to save money. We recently changed our cleaning methods to include more eco-friendly solutions. Apparently you don't always need chemicals to get things clean and now I do not buy those things. Our next step is to dabble a little in the self sustaining field by growing our own garden. In previous years, our gardens have flopped. This year we hope for different. I love the idea of growing, eating and maybe even canning our own food. This year I hope to hit up the Farmer's Market much more than in previous year's. Will definitely be looking for fruit since I cannot grow the trees myself, plus I really want to learn to make homemade jelly.
There are certainly many ways to cut cost and live more frugally, even eco-friendly. How are you reducing expenses in your household?
Oh...almost forgot! In stitching news, I am working on a little something for a someone special. Will reveal the final project after it has been gifted!!