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Save $7600 and Lower Your Carbon Footprint with This One Change

We saved $7,640 this year by becoming a one-car family for just 12 months.   It hasn’t always been easily coordinated, but it wasn't impossibly difficult either.  Plus, your savings could be much higher than ours since our commute is short, our lease payment was relatively low, and I under estimated the possible repairs for

By |August 13th, 2014|Living Simple, Money Matters, Simple Home|Comments Off on Save $7600 and Lower Your Carbon Footprint with This One Change

Sunflower Elbow Patches Needle Felting Tutorial

Finally getting around to a needle felting tutorial, and this one is all about elbow patches.  Although I use a drawn stencil for this patch, I prefer free-hand.  You can use cookie cutters, stencils, or just make up your own design.  That's the beauty of needle felting; it's whimsical and free.  So, go with it

By |August 8th, 2014|DIY, Living Simple, Simple Home|Comments Off on Sunflower Elbow Patches Needle Felting Tutorial

Dressing Your Family for a Photo Shoot

Dressing your family for a photo shoot can be stressful and time consuming, not to mention confusing.  It’s oftentimes difficult to decide our own outfit choice, let alone choose coordinating clothing for multiple people (and have them want to wear it).  Below are some tips I’ve used and shared through the years as a photographer. 

By |August 7th, 2014|DIY, Lifehacks, Simple Home|Comments Off on Dressing Your Family for a Photo Shoot

Searching for the Perfect Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags

It’s been approximately one year since we did away with all plastic containers, cups, and bags for Sophie.  During that year, we’ve relied on glass bottles and cups, as well as stainless steel thermos and water bottles.  Our biggest struggle to date is finding the perfect reusable sandwich and snack bags.  Below are a review

By |August 2nd, 2014|Kids, Simple Home|Comments Off on Searching for the Perfect Reusable Sandwich/Snack Bags

The Orchid Nest Soaps and Candles

Things that make me happy... The Orchid Nest vegan and essential oil soaps and candles. Both my daughter and I have a skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. We aren't able to use perfume or scented lotions and soaps. That is, until we discovered The Orchid Nests's all natural soaps. Not only can we use

By |August 1st, 2014|Alternative Cures, Mind and Body, Simple Home|Comments Off on The Orchid Nest Soaps and Candles

Using Feng Shui Colors to Change Your Energy

Feng Sui  is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing with the surrounding environment.  That harmonizing is done through qi (pronounced chee), a life force or energy present in all things in nature.  The ebb and flow of qi between ourselves and our environments may be enhanced based on feng shui principles. Although Western Feng Shui is typically associated with architecture

By |July 23rd, 2014|Free and Simple, Mind and Body, Positively Positive, Simple Home|Comments Off on Using Feng Shui Colors to Change Your Energy
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