I’m much more bright and chipper today, and this post really will be a real quickie. Let’s wrap the week up with some fun things from the last few days:
Tiny Inspiration: Check out these beautifully built small homes from ecologically minded Mandala Homes. Built in Bali (but can be shipped world wide) they feature unique features like coconut wood and hand crafted exterior details. Thanks so much to our family friend Michelle for sharing this company with me.
Veg Talk: …I love Forks Over Knives and you can find a wealth of juicy info on a vegetarian/vegan diet through them. If you aren’t familiar with the film, I highly suggest you see it- it’s life changing. Protein is such a hot topic when you don’t eat meat , so I thought this article was worth sharing.
Green Deal: With the holidays coming up, if you aren’t planning on all homemade gifts it’s probably not a bad idea to start browsing. I love this “Human Kindness” gift bag (see below) from Kate’s Caring Gifts, and according to GreenDeals with the Code: PRISTINE (use at check out) you can get 15% off your entire order.
Naturally Healthy: Since we’ve been a house full of sicklings the last couple weeks, I’ve been constantly researching natural ways to help with the cold and cough Rowe is fighting. I found this recipe from Wellness Mama on how to make your own salve instead of using the usual Vicks Vapor Rub:
Waste Less: 12 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic
Less water bottles, check! The rest…I’m still working on. Honestly, I’ve really backtracked on my use-less ways since Rowe was born, everything became about convenience Yet, somehow, in the long run, I’ve probably spent hundreds of dollars more than if I would have chosen sustainable, reusable items. Nothing convenient about more debt! I want to continually address plastic in my own life much more as we tread forward. It’s one of the many ways I’d like us as a family to reduce our footprint.
I now get our drinking water from a natural spring a few towns over. It’s off a rural road and was more of a trick rather than a treat to find, but it really is the best tasting water. Ever. I save our jugs and make a weekly run.
Another week down, have a great weekend everyone!