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 http://newdressaday.com/. 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!