Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trying to Follow My Beliefs

I am trying so hard to follow through with the reasons that I started this blog.  I don't always follow through, but I keep on trying.  I am still washing my hair, for the most part, with just water.  I do use a shampoo once in a while, but I make sure that it has no sulfates and is actually good for you to use as well as being good for the environment.  I try to use house hold cleaners that are good for you and the environment.  I try to cook things from scratch at home, but sometimes fail miserably.  I try to cook and eat healthy, but lately it seems that I am not doind as well as I could be.  I am trying to exercise, and will continue as long as the weather holds out.  I was supposed to complete day 2 of the couch to 5k today, but there was noway to do it with the rainy weather especially since I'm still getting over my cold, never mind have the kids.  I will complete it this year and I will run a 5K.  I am struggling with following through with not drinking any soda, but I have not had any for at least 1 month now!  I am trying to do better with making things.  I love to actually make handmade things, and I love to make them for others, but sometimes I just don't have the time.  The other issue is that I have this problem with being fearful that others won't like what I make, that they'll think that it's cheap ro cheezy to give a handmade gift, or that they'll just pretty much think it's worthless.  I made my daughter's Easter ooutfit, and I have to say, I don't think that it looks handmade.  I am pretty impressed with how it came out and it is making me think that I can acutally sew things for my kids without their clothes looking homemade. 

I really need to get my butt to a thrift store.  I really want to see what they have and what I can do with what I find.  I am hoping that I can find cheap items that I can up-cycle and turn into fun and funky clothes for cheap.  I just need to go and see what I find.  I wish I knew of more places to try.  The only one that I really know of is the Salvation Army on Rt 1 in Saugus.  If any of my local readers know of any places please, please let me know.  I am so inspired by  I would love to find pieces and turn them into some of the things that she does.  Also, wardrobe refashion which is supposedly shutting down has some pretty inspiring posts also.

I will keep up trying to follow through with my beliefs.  As the weather gets nicer, I'll start posting info about my garden.  I will have both my flower garden as well as my veggie garden going again this year.  I am hoping that I will have more time to spend in the garden given that the kids are a little older and will hopefully play better in our yard rather than running off into others yards!



  1. The whole trying to exercise in New England is so difficult in the Spring, isn't it? I was frustrated yesterday, too!! Sounds like you are continuing on your journey and making a strong go of it- good job, Amy!!! I recently gave up soda too and it was harder than I expected even though I didn't drink that much to start. I found flavored seltzer waters helped me through my "weaning" period and now I solve my sweet tooth with some homemade iced tea. Maybe these tips will help? When are you going to show us her dress??!! Am I waiting til Easter ;)

  2. Hey T.J., check out my previous post. I put a picture of my daughter wearing the dress. She is being a little ham, but I think you get the idea of the dress! Let me know what you think. I'll be posting more picture when I finish the ties for the boys!