Are You Composting Yet?

Dirt. We love to get our hands in it, plant seeds in it, drive 4-wheel trucks through it. How about making your own? That’s right, make your own dirt.     It’s so much easier than you think, and you won’t need a fancy container either, unless that’s your motivation to get started. Placement: Select…

Life Opens Up

Ever have one of those days, weeks, years (decades!) where all you do is sit in a place of limbo, wondering what, if anything, is next? Oftentimes, the wait is hard, the wait is excruciating, and the light at the end of the tunnel is way off in the distance. Then, one little internet search…

Vinegar!

Hi all, So, I’m in the process of making my own vinegar! Woot! Currently, I have four amber 1/2 gallon jars filled with variations like: strawberry-raspberry, apple cider, strawberry-cherry. I’m so excited that I’m considering some cool varieties like banana, mango, etc. About two weeks ago I started the process. Here are the supplies I…

Why I Haven’t Taken a Single Pain Killer

About a month ago, while working out with weights, I started to perform cross-body hammer curls when I felt a couple of pops in my upper right arm. I finished the workout and felt fine, until the next day when a persistent pain sat in my arm, down a particular path to my elbow. Tendon…

Going Wild!

Instead of selectively featuring the products I make and use, the site will reflect my overall philosophy and open a space to talk about why simplicity in ALL areas of life make for a smoother ride. Topics I’ll include: Gardening and composting Recycle, reduce, reuse Exercise and the feel-good factor Eating right, why it matters….

Free Yourself

Ever wake up inside a tent and realize that the things outside are what really matters? In a tent, there’s only so much room for so much stuff, you learn to live a little simpler, smaller. Now, take a look around your space. Purging is a great way to reduce your stress. How much do…

Simple is Good

What about all those products we use? Isn’t there a better way to get this done? Absolutely. Home Made Products

Life

From a 2012 Facebook post. I thought it was worth sharing here. Diana Hacker Reed January 5, 2012 at 9:09pm · Life A Facebook friend posted about the loss of her husband. Although I don’t know her personally, I read her story of triumph over death and dying. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer on…

Lost and Found

Don’t worry about what you might lose. Think about what you might find. Find the fortitude to go on. Find the courage to hold steady. Find compassion and empathy to aid another being, man or beast, Find that memory will take you home and love will have your back. Find that you are more than…