I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"No waste bird feeder" and "Do play with your food!"

My kids and I were watching Oobi this morning. (I'll comment on Oobi another time....) The characters were making a city out of boxes, paint, paper and other crafty items. My daughter and I got to talking, and decided it would be fun to build a city ourselves. Somehow the project morphed into making a no-waste bird feeder, using food and other all-natural ingredients. We are about to start... I am going to chronicle the process.

It's now day's end. My plan was to photo journal the entire process, but our day suddenly got very busy.  Due to time constraints, darling daughter quickly put together a flat "house" made with bread, peanut butter, cereal and nuts. The critters must have felt lucky today! For dinner, we kept on this theme, and put together a house made with bread and hummus, a carrot chimney, broccoli and cauliflower trees, olive mushrooms and celery grass! Everyone ate heartily. It was fun! I told dear daughter that I look forward to doing more projects like that in the near future. =) I mean really, who says you shouldn't play with your food!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, and the boxes are for a city, which might get built tomorrow, but as we all know, Rome wasn't built in a day.....