Friday, June 3, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
|A forgotten Timmy's donut :(|
|I chalk this up to having kids! How many of us forget the toast|
in the toaster oven and keep having to reheat it till it's hard as a rock!
There were also 2 individual containers of humus purchased back in September that we found fallen behind the vegetable crisper. After 7 months they still smelled fine which is kind of scary. There must be so many preservatives in it! Needless to say, we composted the humus and the containers were at least recyclable.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
|Power's out! Use Candles!|
Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
|Another horse that Hannah found for Jill|
she plays for hours with these 3
|Two very different inspiring ladies|
|A little out of date but still sends|
the right message! Save, save, save!
|I never thought to check if the pump works..no wonder|
someone donated it :( Plus the French bread tray was in the bag when
we picked up the banana tree.
|Now we have two bathrooms to|
clean our teeth, yeah for more sinks
to wipe out!
|This was in a Martha Stuart magazine that I had|
ripped out years ago...cheers to the mom
that made it for her girl! (not me)
|Our neighbour passed on some board books,|
destroyer Jillian still gets to read these in bed and
is cautioned when using the paperbacks..she rips
books if no one is looking!
|More Fairy Books for Hannah|
|Curbside Find: I had been looking for one|
for awhile...now Adam has to figure out
how to get my machine inside
(those curtains are still waiting to be made,
3 months and counting)
|My friend Jo found this at Sally Ann's for me. It|
matches the set of wall sconces I already have from
Partylite. Candles have been my go to relaxer the past
few years, sometimes you just need to focus your thoughts
So if you are going to go out and shop for your family's needs, leave the kids at home and browse around the consignment shops, Sally Ann's, Value Village etc. There are no annoying executives making the staff tend to your every need and pressure you to buy. Relax and wander for awhile!
Friday, March 18, 2011
There is a new book that I would like to find used or at the library by Jonathan Bloom titled American Wasteland. I think it will give us the extra kick to plan more effective meals and less ignorant of this issue.
Friday, March 11, 2011
|Hannah gets a hot lunch once in awhile at school, and one day she decided not to eat it. They come in either recyclable or compostable containers...the popcorn bag was courtesy of my mom when she babysat one night|
|An avocado I had big plans for...I had never bought one before and didn't realize how quickly they go bad|
|the most expensive item is the powdered milk, a staple out here|
without a convenience store for miles.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Alas, since the internet is a great place where you get to display only the pictures and activities that you choose I decided to add a picture of the negative side of this project. It is inspired by the Frugal Girl Kristin's quote "for those of you who think I am deceptively awesome" where she showed pictures of her post vacation house with four children. What a mess! I loved it! Here is a photo of our new kitchen that does not have a dishwasher that we so desperately miss from our old home in the Burn. Since there is very little eating out, our litterless lunches, and batch cooking; if we don't keep up on the dishes it gets completely out of hand!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
One of the more enjoyable aspects of the compact has been making our own food from scratch .Its still the winter, so there is not a lot to choose from but we have gotten quite a lot better at making flour based foods. We have used our bread maker to the max; it is usually running once a day or every other day at least. We have made lots of dough, breads, buns, and so on. So, yeah, you’re thinking, you bread-maker-using cheaters! Do it the right way! Ummm, no thanks. The amount of time it saves using that thing is great, I would not have the time to knead dough, rise it, knead it etc…
|Looks just like they came from the store!|
|Baking keeps them busy, happy, and teaches them how to not rely on consumerism for everything! Make it yourself!|
|The amazing sideways muffins!|
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|A blank canvas for Hannah to decorate|
|3 steps before we all gave up!|
|Working with wire at the museum|
|Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins..yummy|
|Valentine's Day Cupcakes for Dad|
|Pink and purple sand for Jill to enjoy in her sensory table|
|Adam building the rink|
|The girls teaching their Maplea Dolls how to skate.|
to the lake
|Trying to build a fire together|
|Spent my free time reading The Guardian by Nicholas|
Sparks last week instead of blogging...oh well.
To those in Ontario, have a great Family Day Tomorrow!