The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Sometime in the last decade or so, I discovered how easy it is to grow plants from seed, especially vegetables.  My husband often jokes with me about how many different vegetables I try to grow each year.  I don’t even know how to narrow it down to just one or two types.  I have this…

Where Can I Find Reclaimed Materials?

Many of us agree with the idea of reclaiming materials that have fulfilled their original purpose, yet may still have some valuable life left in them.  The benefit of reusing materials includes cost-savings, aesthetics (who doesn’t love the look of #shiplap?!), and less impact on the environment (both for keeping materials out of the landfill…

Right-Sizing

Right-sizing is a philosophy that I have been advocating for almost 20 years. I was introduced to the idea of not so big by Sarah Susanka‘s Not So Big House.  I devoured that book.  The concepts Sarah introduced spoke to me on so many levels (you can imagine how happy I was not just for…