Clean, Green, and Almost Free

Clean and green. Who wouldn’t want that? And almost free? Even better! If you’ve often thought of going green as either too expensive or too much work, take another look! Yes, there are a lot of costly green products on the market, and a lot of messy, complicated recipes for making your own. But clean and green does not have to cost a fortune or take a lot of time!  Continue reading “Clean, Green, and Almost Free”

DIY Liquid Soap Nuts & Dish Soap

Soap Nuts for Laundry

I already shared on using 100% organic Soap Nuts for laundry. So be sure to check out How to Do Laundry Almost Free, Naturally! Why spend needlessly on laundry products? But today we’ll learn how to make liquid soap nuts, to use for cleaning, body wash, and as organic dish soap! You can use it to clean your whole house, and save even more money! Continue reading “DIY Liquid Soap Nuts & Dish Soap”

The Holidays are Over, and What a Relief!

I just don’t get it! Undoubtedly, it’s just that I’m abnormal. Because most people I know look forward to the holiday season with downright glee, while I just can’t wait till it’s over. I just don’t get all the hub bub and rushing, and all the effort to make that one day perfect. So I’m glad Epiphany marked the end of the season here. But most of all, I just don’t understand the gift-giving.  Continue reading “The Holidays are Over, and What a Relief!”

Clothes Shopping 1-2-3: When a Bargain is Not a Bargain


Many women I know love to shop in groups, but not me. Shopping stresses me out as it is, without adding a bunch of people to the trip. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting together with girlfriends. Lunch out maybe, or a nice frothy cappuccino. Anyone free this week?  Continue reading “Clothes Shopping 1-2-3: When a Bargain is Not a Bargain”

My Green Journey


It all started with a bottle of vinegar, as I mentioned in Why I Became a Minimalist. That one bottle of vinegar opened my eyes both to how harmful chemicals are and to the concept of non-chemical solutions. And then, because Earth Care was already on my mind, I started seeing it in the Bible too.  Continue reading “My Green Journey”

Why I Became a Minimalist

Needless things

That’s a question I often get asked. And it’s not always easy to explain. The first difficulty arises, of course, with trying to define minimalism to those who have never heard of it. The second difficulty comes when others look at me as though I’ve lost my mind. Especially when I tell them that it all came about because of a bottle of vinegar.  Continue reading “Why I Became a Minimalist”