Monday, March 14, 2011

I Really Can Do This

I feel like I am pretty passionate about wanting to live my life a certain way.  This biggest problem is that I can't seem to follow through with my belief system.  I really want to stop giving my money away to the places that don't do anything for my health and well being.  For some reason, I keep giving it away.  My goal is to stop buying processed foods.  What I need to do is make my own convenience foods.  I need to make certain foods that freeze well so that I don't have to worry about making dinner every night.  If I can get a good stockpile of healthy foods in my freezer, than I can just plan my week around what I made on the weekend and pull from the freezer.  I know I can get this eating under control!

Our washer, as well as many other appliances seems to have broken.  We are no longer able to keep up with cloth diapering while it's broken and my husband's friend who was supposed help us has more on his mind now that his son was in a car accident.  I really like cloth diapering, but there is no way that I can go to the Laundromat everyday, nor do I want to pay for that.  I actually hate disposables.  Even though it is a little easier, I can't wait to go back to cloth.  I have how I am contributing to the landfills.  I hate using that stuff on my babies skin.  I miss using cloth wipes too.  I hate that I am having to use all the chemicals in disposable wipes.  The good news is we may have a loaner til we are able to get ours fixed.  Given that it may take some time to get ours fixed, this will be so helpful!  Then I can go back to cloth, get myself back on track with my laundry and just overall be happier about having a washing machine and not having to rely on others.

I continue to be thrilled with my deodorant.  I love that it is coconut oil, cornstarch, and baking soda as well as a few drops of essential oils.  I have started to use baking soda as my toothpaste again and am so happy to use it reather than commercial toothpaste will all sorts of additive that don't do anything for the health of your teeth.  I have added some peppermint essential oils as well as cinnamon and love how my mouth feels even when I first wake up (though I'm sure I still have horrible morning breath!).  I am still mostly no shampooing.  I really love how curly my hair is, yet it is not frizzy.  Once in a while, I do shamppo, but I use a vegan, no sulfate shampoo that do not strip my  hair and make it dry and frizzy.  I haven't gotten my hair cut since September, close to 6 months.  This may be the longest I've ever gone with out a haircut.

I still need to get myself to a thrift store to play with some up-cycling.  I love seeing what the blogger from new dress a day does. What a way to save money, be creative, not buy into chain store fashions, and jsut plain have fun.  I haven't really bought myself new clothes, not that I really need them.  Though it woudl be nice to have something new, even if it is just new to me. 

I am so glad that Spring is on it's way.  I can't wait to get some spring cleaning done, get the kids and me outside, get the garden started.I really need to start exercising and getting in shape.  The kids need to be able to run and play and get rid of some of their energy.  We just need to be able to get outdoors and get some fresh air.  Maybe, some spring cleaning will help with the desire to get organized and I'll actually get there.

Happy soon to be Spring!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your washer. That stinks.
    I am also wanting to hit up thrift stores but until I lose some weight there are not many items that fit me. My another goal is to actually make my clothes. The monkey likes thrift stores because she can find "neat" clothes there. My hubby likes to buy tshirts there. We do go there for some things. We bought a table and chairs, a couch and some books there.