First, I’d like to introduce you to two new Homestead Honey Sponsors. Then I have an exciting opportunity for you, so read on!
These women are bloggers, mamas, and exquisite craftswomen. I hope you take a moment to visit their shops, and learn more about them!
The Sitting Tree. Featuring upcycled wool longies, knitting patterns, hand dyed yarn, homemade soap, and more!
And of course, I’d love for you to visit our new etsy shop, Acorn Hill Handcrafts. Featuring wrought iron and wood pieces for your home and family.
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And now onto the challenge… A few weeks ago, I was shopping at a natural food store, in the bulk section. As usual, I had left the house in a rush and did not bring any bags with me to fill up with my bulk foods – rice, beans, etc. As I stood there using brand new plastic bags, I felt so foolish. If one of the main reasons I shop in the bulk section is to reduce packaging, especially plastic packaging, why have I not made my own bulk food bags?
This question plagued me, and then I thought about so many other simple acts that I could take to make my life more natural, simple, and joyous. I could quickly sew a half dozen bulk food bags, I could write out a meal plan at the beginning of the week. I could (finally) make that elderberry syrup I’ve been thinking about, and have it on hand for when my family needs it. I could keep track of my family’s expenses, so I have a better grasp on our finances…
Each of these steps is relatively simple, but yet sometimes I just get STUCK in life, and don’t take them! I decided I needed some motivation and accountability, so I reached out to the Homestead Honey Facebook community, and asked if anyone would like to join me in taking BABY STEPS toward the life we want to live, for the whole month of February. The response was great!
If you would like to join me, I would love to create a community of people supporting one another and offering ideas and encouragement. This challenge is designed to help bring ease and joy into our lives, NOT to make us feel inadequate! Each person will choose their own path, and we will offer each other strength.
I decided that my approach for the month will be to pick four broad themes – areas in which I can grow – and to take baby steps in these areas. My personal themes will be:
- Week One: Life Organization (Creating meal plans, work schedules, homeschool schedule)
- Week Two: Personal Finances (Keeping track of where my money goes, and what comes in!)
- Week Three: Health and Wellness (Stocking my herbal medicine cabinet, make time to exercise)
- Week Four: Natural Home (Sew those bulk food bags!, consider natural alternatives to my current body products
Each week I will report on my progress. Each day, I will also invite people to share on my Facebook page what Baby Step they are taking that day.
I’d love for you to join me on this adventure (and by the way, there is no cost – just a bunch of love!). So sign up for my e-newsletter below, to make sure you’re getting blog posts (and you get a free ebook!!) and then come over and “Like” the Homestead Honey Facebook page to join the conversation.
See you there!