• decluttering,  simple living,  sustainability

    No Waste shopping at Bulk Barn

    I recently viewed a video on Facebook of a supermarket that creates no waste.  All of the containers are reusable and you simply fill, use, wash, repeat! I was recently in Bulk Barn near my home here in Ontario and noticed a sign I hadn’t seen before. You see the Bulk Barn is already doing this whole thing and I never clued in!!!  So in case you’re interested they have a page devoted to how it works.BULK BARN Reusable-Container-Program Kudos to the Bulk Barn for stepping up the no-waste game. Here’s where you can find one near you: FIND A BULK BARN

  • simple living

    333 Clothing Challenge

    UPDATE:  We have settled into a comfortable clothing number for us.  It’s definitely more than 33 pieces but we’ve eliminated all the seasonal Rubbermaids in storage which gives us more storage space for everything else we love to do!! On February 1st my husband and I embarked on the 333 Clothing Challenge.  The premise is to condense your clothes to 33 items for 3 months.  It took some sorting and a lot of purging but we both managed to pare our clothes down to 33 items. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure… my 33 items does not include my shoes.  I figure this is my first shot at this…

  • decluttering,  path to minimalism,  simple living

    Cut the Crap

    Stuff can be a burden.  You have to find space for it, you have to clean it, you have to move it, you keep collecting it.  It’s amazing how the amount of stuff you own seems to grow to fit the space you have, and even then it usually maxes out your real estate and you are either struggling to live around it or you’re constantly moving it around.  I’m pretty sick of stuff. 2017 is my year to purge my crap.  The stuff that I have some odd sentimental attachment to and feel I can release to someone who would ACTUALLY enjoy/use it.  I still love the person who…

  • simple living,  sustainability,  water

    Camping at Home ~ Surviving No Water

    Do not let the title fool you.  I’m not having a good time. We recently had a water holding tank installed here in the woods because of bad water in a well that was running dry.  For the first time in years I was going to be able to drink the water that comes out of my tap.  But with all things, few things go according to plan. The tank was finished mid December and I think we’ve had running water for approx. 8 days since.  I don’t really want to talk about it.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to me. If this ever happens to you you will need…

  • inspiration

    Inspiration

    Have you ever gotten yourself in a rut and had a hard time getting out?  Sometimes the catalyst for change comes in the most unexpected forms.  I have been wanting to get back online, blogging about the things I love, the stuff I find inspiring, passing on any bits of creativity I can come up with.  But I haven’t.  I will save that long and involved story for some other time when you’re perhaps bored and I can keep your attention.  Tonight I just want to inspire you to make a change that’s been sitting on the backburner… bugging the crap out of you…. niggling at you when you just…

  • me

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all my friends!  It’s been a crazy year, a year you didn’t see me much.  I’m not going to lie it was a rough go.  I started 2015 with a broken leg, and things just seemed to stay challenging.  I learned a lot. I worked on myself.  I know myself better, I love myself more.  I think we all need these cocoon years to really focus inward and inspect what’s there, to purge the baggage to make room for new amazing growth.  I look forward to sharing creativity, vulnerability, and random crazy in 2016.  Wherever you are in your journey here on earth, know that every season…

  • Uncategorized

    Fall Changes

    Fall always seems like a time of change for me.  Time to put my summer clothes away, pull out my warm cozy clothes, can all my harvest.  Was looking at my Pinterest today and I think everyone else must be in the same Fall mindset because this seems to be my most popular pin so far this month (click the picture to go to the pin):

  • about us

    Moose Relocation Program

    We have finally relocated, phew, done.  Now I have to admit there are a few boxes kicking around still, and my office looks a bit like a tornado, but things are shaping up nicely. We moved on November 1st, and I can almost see our old place from my kitchen window now that the trees have no leaves, so we didn’t move far!! We got in just in time because November and December here have seen a lot of this…. Luckily we just installed one of these…. (The woodstove, not the dog) The cat has found a new favorite spot among my collection of coffee pots. This is what the…

  • live life outside,  off-grid,  photography,  simple living,  sustainability

    Trip to The Enchanted Forest Studio

    My husband and I took a trip to The Enchanted Forest Studio for the Westport Studio Tour.  Our friend David R. Maracle was playing and showing his sculptures. The house, built by photographer Brian Mantrop, was simply amazing and I had to share some pictures.  He built it from the ground up using tons of recycled and repurposed materials. Faithful dog guards the apple basket. The house is 4 levels, the main floor living area, office area, and two bedrooms. There are amazing outbuildings on the property that serve as studio’s and sheds. Kathy Cashman’s studio, she makes amazing clothing! The front porch of the main house, including a stone…