November

The weather has been so amazing here lately.  It hasn’t really even begun to feel like winter is around the corner.  Today it was nearly 80 degrees.  I was sure to get a couple good walks in with the pups (and Grease Monkey) before and after work.

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I’ve been consistently going to hot yoga classes for the last month or so and I feel so good.  I’ve noticed a major shift in my mood on the days I go to class.  I have to get up at 4:30 in the morning so I can make it on time.  This is astounding to me as I AM NOT usually a morning person.  The fact that I’ve been sacrificing my precious sleep shows me I’m doing something I love.

Speaking of things I love, I started getting the woodstove ready last weekend.  It’s not winter I love so much as it is sitting by the fire.  I switched the plant shelf for the log holder and stacked some wood Nathan had already split up.  Pete had other plans…

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After a few (thousand) rounds of fetch and some wood stacking we called it a day and opted for a more relaxing evening.

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Here’s to more 80 degree November days.

~Lacey~

 

Making The Switch To Non-Toxic Cleaning Supplies

  • Caution
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Glycol Ether
  • Eye and skin irritant
  • Do not ingest or breathe vapors
  • May release hazardous gases
  • Get immediate medical attention if….

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These are just a few of the words and warnings you can find on your standard household cleaners.  This doesn’t even begin to cover the ingredients list in most cleaners.  I had to sound some of them out and then Google them to help me understand what they even were.  There’s something a bit unsettling about having to Google ingredients of items I plan on using in my home.  Try it!  It’s eye opening!  It was for me, anyway.  It’s seems like a bit of an oxymoron to be “cleaning” your home with products that, if used incorrectly, could make you sick or seriously ill.  Check out this scary link.

So after much Googling followed by a lot of saying “What the F$#k?!?!” to myself outloud, I did some research and found a way to make my own cleaners with natural products!  Eff you chemicals!!

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How I Deal With Not Having A Closet

 

As we were building the cabin it quickly became clear to me that I would have to find a way to store my clothes.  When designing it, we tried to keep the layout as simple as possible because we didn’t plan on living in it too long, maybe a couple of years.  Well, a couple years has turned into 6.  And we’re still counting!  So I’ve had plenty of time to figure out the best clothes-storing method for me sans a closet.

When we first moved in we hadn’t built the loft yet.  Our furniture consisted of 3 different sized futons we got from Nathan’s (my boyfriend) parents & a coffee table.   We used the largest pull-out futon as our bed.  Our belongings were spread everywhere.  I still had some clothes at my parents’ house, Nathan’s parents’ house & some with me.  I resorted to storing them in those big plastic storage tubs you can get pretty much anywhere.  You know what I mean.

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