Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Simple Life

In these tough economic times, what's a girl to do? To quote Thoreau "Simplify, simplify".
  • Bake homemade bread (maybe not much cheaper than store bought bread but oh such much more satisfying)
  • plant a garden and save the seeds for next year
  • eat at home
  • hang the clothes out on the line
  • re-use or re-purpose instead of buying new
  • carpool when possible
  • throw away the TV (OK, not really, but watching less means more time with the family and less ads telling us about all the things we "need")
  • cook from scratch
  • start making Christmas gifts now
  • Volunteer in your church and in your community
  • Appreciate the gift of now
Everything may not be the same, but it will be OK.