|Hubby's wildflower pot|
Nourish - Not sure that Chocolate chip cookies and Oatmeal cookies count technically as 'nourishing' (except for the soul!) but I made about 6 dozen cookies worth of dough to take on our trip to see the kids. I froze it and put it in the cooler with ice for traveling. It is cooking from scratch though! (grin)They all also got their semi-annual stock up on pickles etc.
Prepare - Since we were trying to travel without going over on the monthly budget, we decided that this was a good month to look at our emergency (earthquake, snowstorm, ice storm, any reason we couldn't get to the store) food stores and rotate out the stuff that had gotten a little old or past the 'use by' dates. This is a really important part of being prepared for life's disasters - we just usually make sure it coincides with a month that we are trying to be especially frugal! Killing two birds so to speak
|The center is the old fabric|
Reduce - This month this category became re-use. I crocheted a hat and blanket set for Miss Lily and then I also made myself a new purse. On the hat I used a button from the huge stash of vintage buttons (some from the 30's) my late mother in law gave me, it gives the hat a vintage aspect and also
|my friend did awesome embroidery work for me|
|OK it's a little large but by football season.....|
Green - Nothing really new here, I have a goal of getting rid of all the commercial cleaners but it is still just a goal.
|this years salsa crop :)|
Create - Someday I will develop the knack of doing things ahead of time! (not!) I spent May finishing up all the projects I had going for Miss Lily for months! I did make a really cute pair of 'gladiator' sandals to go with the hat and blanket and I think they came out really well. It was my first attempt to make something I had in my head without a pattern and I am pleased with the result.
|These were so cute I almost pinched them|
Discover - This month my new YouTube addiction moved me on to "Terry Jones - Medieval lives". If the name sounds familiar he was one of the Monty Python troupe and a historian. This series then is real history with a humorous side, it was fascinating!
Enhance - So... I mentioned in an earlier blog that I was going to start another blog for my family history and the stories that I had found, and I did that. I had not even gotten around to telling family members (the only ones I thought would be interested) and I already have 3 followers and have been featured as a new genealogy blog on two sites that highlight new blogs once a month! I'm pretty sure that Pulitzer prize is not that much nearer my grasp, but I am a happy camper anyway!
|Stained glass window in the mirror in the dining room|
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