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!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
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!
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
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?