Monday, July 16, 2012

Trying to Get Back Into the Swing of Things

My husband and I have been trying to become more self-sufficient lifestyle for almost 4 years however things got off track late last summer. My garden was HORRIBLE last year. Everything died!!! My cucumbers never even bloomed, my tomatoes never even turned red. When everything started doing failing I just gave up.

Then school started in the fall, I took three classes and I received a job promotion at the same time so I wasn't home much during the week and my weekend involved lots of homework. I've been going to school part time for over five years and I'm to close to stop now. Even though our goal is to have a more self sufficient life style I think I still need to finish school since I've worked too hard and have gotten too far. I think I'm going to cut down on my class load though. 

Moving On.....

As the we move forward we are trying to get back into the swing of things we were previously doing. 


1. Eating out less

2. Pay off DEBT!!!!

3. Giving up more processed food

4. Grocery shopping smart

5. Preserving food

6. Eat more local food

I know there's no much more we need to work on but this is just the beginning. 

I have a lot of ideas and will be tracking my progress through this blog again.

My first thing I need to do to get back on track is to GIVE UP Diet Coke again. I'm really starting to look at labels and like even less what I see. CARAMEL COLOR, PHOSPHORIC ACID, POTASSIUM BENZOATE are just some of the ingredients. Anytihng that has ACID or BENZOATE isn't good for you. I'm done as of tonight. 

I'm very excited to get to the simple things in life!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Brand new follower! I don't have a "homestead" but we try to live sustainably, cook from scratch and DIY when we can. One day I want to live in the woods.
    I quit drinking diet coke about a year ago and it was tough at first but now I don't even think about it. Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Mary!!

  3. We eat healthy. On my blog you can find recipe for yogurt, kefier and other herbal tonic. praying for you!


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