It’s quite the fun exciting experience and I’m always learning new things as I go. How could it ever get boring? It does, I guess that may be one of the reasons I read as much as I do but I also enjoy it very much. I have always loved to read, I’ve been a bookworm since I can’t remember when. I love the Little House On The Prairie books along with Little Woman. Today I have Jane Austin’s complete set. It’s book like this I keep on in my bookshelves at home! Their keepers!
I’ve enjoyed my time at home lately more than ever, this post will more than likely be about different things, information, educating myself, (I’m doing so much of it these days) going from room to room tyding up, always have hot coffee brewing, washing the few dishes because my dishwasher has a pretty good leak lately. At first it was minor but last time I used it the water ran all the way out in the middle of my kitchen floor. (needs looked into) With my husband back to working 6 days a week, I’ve really had time to enjoy my home and take it all in this Fall season. I read in an,article we waste like 10,000 gallons of water daily when not using a,dishwasher and my husband always thought we were using more but I had assumed different and I was correct. Those numbers are astounding though. It rains quite a bit here in Ky. As I’ve also started to place buckets, containers, etc. Outside around and on our land to collect water for watering plants, animals, and what ever else I can think of using it for.
This simple bird feeder I use can be made from a plastic bottle and a couple of wooden spoons. Even when your out of bird feeder here is a list of foods you can feed our birdly friends you may other wise throw away that can safely be out out for birds.
- Cheese- birds love it. The pieces in the end of the pack that at times dry out, cut it up and the birds will enjoy!
- Breakfast Cereal- Have a look and see if you have a pack in the back of the cabinet. (Even oatmeal)
- Bacon Rind- Some think bacon runs is the best bit of the meal. Others think not. Fornutaly birds will not turn their beaks up when presented with finally chopped cooked bacon rind!
- Dried Fruit- goes off and bad quickly this time of year, but your birds will help you eat it. Batch baking, push aside some then pop it in the bird feeder.
- Fresh fruit- Try small pieces of Apple, pear, and grapes.
I’m faithful about feeding birds, have been for years and my husband makes it at his work and brings it home. There are times out or just plain forget to let him know and these are other alternatives, foods not getting wasted that I use, all is well and our birds still eat good to!
As I’ve been frugal and thrifty my entire life, and these days it continues as were still in one income and I’m not about letting things go to waste I’m discovering new ways to use, save, and stretch different things when it comes to running my home.
Making my own Laundry Detergent has been one of the easiest transitions into our natural sustainable living I’ve ever done and Yes I know! I get It! There all all types of remedies and recipes out there although this is the one works for me and my laundry comes out cleaner than ever and smells fresh as be!
The catch is this is the more conventional way to save money on laundry detergent, I don’t even have to think about stocking up for quite sometime and it’s incredibly easy to make! We like easy, I KNOW I do sit in awe every time I think about the simplicity of my life anymore. This is an easy updated version I found and discovered that works for me and my family.
Conventional laundry detergent are loaded with chemicals like sulfates, fragrances alone that will kill a horse, phenol, and so many more. Don’t worry I’m not going to vote you to much on this I know! Let’s get to:
Natural Laundry Soap Recipe!
Washing Soda, Borax, Bar Soap (Dr.Bronners, Ivory, Castille or an unscented natural,soap of choice)
I grate bar soap as several others are doing with a grater, you can use a food processor I don’t have one at this time, it’s chopped and grate by hand for me until finely grated. Use your soap of choice.
I’m a large bowl mix 2 parts Washing Soda, 2 parts Borax, and 1 part grated soap. I use 1 part grated soap and 1 cup each of Washing Soda and Borax.
Store in a closed containe. You can get these at Lowe’s for 2 bucks!
I USE 2 TABLESPOONS TO 1/4 CUP PER LOAD OF LAUNDRY!
I’m saving big time right here because I may have been shopping at the Dollar Stores but you can walk in there and stock up as cheap as we used to be able to!
My laundry is fresher than ever and I’m more than pleased with this because after what we just went through with past circumstances were already building our savings we never want to be or love live in fear as we did over the 4 month period when we almost lost our home.
At God works in mysterious ways. He blessed us dearly and I’m so thankful and I have vowed to save,where I can as, much as I can and this not! Happening again. If it does we’ll have enough to live on, pay our bills and we will not go with out. Not that we did God always provided like scripture stated but you get the point!
These types of easy transitions are making me feel accomplished and that I’m doing exactly what I’ve set out to do and that is for our family to live a simple life!
I’ve been educating myself in so many different areas. My Faith amd relationship with God, being a housewife and home maker, being more frugal, thrifty, living sustainable, eco friendly, recycling, up cycling, and my writing, growing our own food in the garden, because I want to hone and tone my skills and always be better always in all of the above and my book I’m writing!
I just ordered Sharon Whites book “Living in His Income & Being a Christian Housewife”, I believe is the name of it and also Stephen Kings book called “On Writing”. Kate raved so much about it I couldn’t get it on my Kindle Umlimited library such a,deal to read all I want) and it just so happens there’s a 15th anniversary book available at this time. (STEPHEN KING)
Maybe he’s added to it I’m not sure if so, I’ll let you know. I probably have four books at least that I’m reading right now. Their are times I read a book a night. My father always thought I’d be a teacher or a writer and here I am. I’ve written for years love to journal when I was younger blogging has given me an outlet to blog which is in a way like writing In a journal except I want others to take away good from it and to like and enjoy it! I hope my writing gives others hope, becomes an inspiration and hopefully one day my books will sell on amazon.com They’ll for sure be published we’ll see about will they sell my books? Of course! I’ve been through so much in my life at times I have a ton of advice to offer.
Feel free to ask me anything when it comes to positivity, negativity, good, bad, ugly, endurance, perseverance, rising above it, death, addiction, suicide, mental illness, (not me! I HAD TO LAUGH
But did experience the whole process with a family member educated myself about it and we got through it and this person is thriving today!) I want to continue to be the best wife, mother, friend, servant, and all others wise I can be along with practicing sustainability in our life, being frugal and save, save, save, for our future!
Life can only get better and better, enjoy the experience, joy, & process…God Bless…