My First Trip To Drop Off Recycling!

I currently do not have curbside recycling pickup, so I have to take it to my community’s recycling drop off bins. It’s located about 5 miles away. I live in a rural area, so everything is about 5 miles away. I’ve been collecting all my empty plastic containers with a 1 recycling symbol on the…

My 2013 New Year’s Resolution!

Composting! Heck, I guess it’s my New Year’s resolution? The whole idea of composting is overwhelming to me. I do feel composting is an important component in my quest to recycle, reuse and sending less refuse to a landfill. Incorporating it into my day to day life will be an adjustment. Here a few of…

The Cooking Pantry

Cooking! Luckily, I love to cook and prepare food. I do it for my family about 3 times a day, 7 days a week. I occasionally take a break picking up fast food or pizza, but I still make the majority of “what we eat” decisions in my family.  My family members do have a…

Books

Books! I love books, mainly a nonfiction self-help book based on biblical principles. My favorite topics are natural medicines, homemaking, cooking, gardening, and stewardship of our planet. I can spend hours, mainly during the winter months curled up on the couch or sitting by a west facing window devouring the words. Can you guess what…

Baking Pantry Staples

In my kitchen I have two pantry sections, one for baking and the other for cooking. In this post, I’ll cover my baking pantry. When I open my cabinet doors, I find cake mix, biscuit mix, self rising flour, cornbread mix, brownie mix, frosting, muffin mix, and cookie mix. Each of these prepackaged mixes are usually…

Recycle, Reuse, Refuse

I don’t know about you, but on grocery shopping day, I usually purge out my pantry and fridge of used containers. I can fill a 13 gallon trash bag full of empty cardboard boxes, tin cans, Styrofoam trays, plastic jugs, glass bottles and plastic bags. Just think how much packaging we bring into the house…