The No Poo Movement

Ok, this is not what you think. What I’m talking about is the No Shampoo Movement. It seems that more folks are getting it. Chemicals are bad. Eating chemicals is bad. Putting chemicals on your body is bad. A lot of folks are looking for more natural ways to take care of themselves.

I just read an article on this shampoo-less method of personal hygiene. Continue reading

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The Home Hair Cut

I cut my own hair. Yes sometimes it looks like it, though it turns out fine a majority of the time.

Think about it, how many times have you gotten a bad haircut? I know my hair better than anyone. It’s not rocket science. All you need is a comb & hair cutting shears. I save money onhair salonfees and the gas it takes to get there. No appointment needed. 

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A Simple Butterfly Garden

A dear friend of ours planted a butterfly garden outside her kitchen window. The flowers bloomed and the butterflies were her delight. She told everyone about her beautiful garden and the abundance of wonderful butterflies that it attracted. It was refreshing to see someone, who in her sixties, get so excited about something so simple.

One day my mother stopped by to pay our friend a visit. Immediately she noticed that the butterfly garden was gone, destroyed, she said it looked as if a tornado had touched down and left the flowers strewn about in heaps all over the ground. Continue reading

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Simple Living Lessons

Simple Living is something I grew up with, it was not a lifestyle choice, it was my life. I often reflect on the lessons taught to me by my parents. They are what guides me and helps me make the right decisions. As we struggle with our troubled economic woes in this country, and elsewhere in the world I am reminded of a lesson I learned from my father when I was a teenager in the seventies. My parents were children of the great depression and as a consequence learned at an early age how to manage their money. Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Not only is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle an important component for simple living it is an important component for living lightly on the earth. It brings a sense of accomplishment and well-being, that with this simple concept we can lessen our impact on mother earth. The footprint we leave behind will effect future generations of all creatures who will share this beautiful world, two legged, four legged, multi legged, furred and feathered. Continue reading

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