Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MIA..for the past week

We have had a family illness that has kept me preoccupied the past week, but I am still here. Participating in the 6IC, working fulltime and creating project magic! Will post those soon!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Life without a stove...

Come next month we will have been with out a stove for a year (do to a gas leak and an ancient appliance the last owner left for us). And I must say, I don't miss it. It has caused me to really plan our meals and i'm getting a great deal of use out of my oster oven that can easily accommodate a 16 inch pizza. Recently I have gone a step further by selling out washer and dryer (more on that shortly). And i'm also enthralled by the idea of down sizing our fridge!

Life with out a washer/dryer...

I sold our washer and dryer last weekend to my lovely Aunt....who needed it way more than I did. So for the next month I an conducting an experiment to see if lugging the laundry 4 miles to the local mat is gonna save me money. I was prompted by this when an electrical analysis of the power our home was consuming showed that or dryer and fridge are eating about sixty percent of our monthly electric bill.
For the sake of frugality I sold our laundry appliances and am excited to see if the difference in monthly bill and money paying to wash our clothes out of the house will be worth the effort.

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

6 item challenge!

American humans have become so obsessed with fashion. Over consuming products that usually get shoved to the back of the closet never to see daylight again. Or thrown out to decay in our landfills for decades. Don't get me wrong, I use to be one of those humans...but not anymore. Here at 3 name house we have paired down to the minimum garments needed for our lifestyle and work. I have decided to challenge myself a bit further...

So, I have signed up for the 6 item challenge (thesixitemchallenge.com). The above photos show the 6 items (plus jeans and work cardi for work on Fridays and Saturdays). I will be mixing for the next 6 weeks to support Labor Behind the Lable. This non-profit is one I have been following for a while. I love what they stand for and decided it was my turn to get active! I will be taking donations to help them out if you are interested in doing so.

LBL is advocating for safer work environments for the garment industry and better pay wages for the people make your clothes. Get on over and check them out! When was the last time you stopped to think about who sat in a hot unhealthy work place and made that shirt you are wearing?

Monday, February 11, 2013


Happy Monday! Yes my home has 3 last names. My Husband, my son and myself all have different last names so it was only fitting. Our lifestyle has changed since moving into our little home. This will be where I voice all those changes, ups and downs etc. My family of 3 lives a 980 square foot mobile home. BY CHOICE. With our furry house mates (2 dogs, 1 very old cat)...you will meet them soon. We have/are taking radical steps to shrink our foot print, live honest simpler lives. We have embraced minimalism. My name is Faith. I will be your hostess here at THE HOUSE WITH 3 LAST NAMES. Please bare with me as I navigate this new project of mine. I have been kicking around the idea of my own blog for sometime. Those of you who know me, know I get an idea in my head and just run with it! So I apologize if it is a bit unorganized. I promise to be better! Hopefully you will tag along on this journey with me!