People around me tease me for being green. I respond with that I'm just trying to live a simple life. But I guess this year, I should just accept who I am. I do like the idea of living a bit greener, and I shouldn't worry about those around me teasing me because they think I'm crazy. I don't consider myself a tree hugger. Simply put, I love my Lord and love this earth He created and I want to respect His creation by treating it with respect. People will always argue my choices, as they already do, but this year I need to validate my convictions in my own life for myself. One way I'm doing this is to join One Small Change. The button for this project is in my sidebar but I can't for the life of me figure out how to link it so that when you click the button you are taken to their blog. Help? Here's the link. I DO know how to do that. : ) Check it out if you're interested. I loved being a part of the Handmade Holiday project! I made blog friends and became part of a little online community who value similar things I do. The ladies in that project spurred me on with their support and inspiration and I think that's the main reason I was able to follow through with a 100% handmade holiday. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I can be a procrastinator. Like right now, I should be schooling but I'm blogging. Anyways, Zac and I have been wanting to make some changes around here so I decided to join the One Small Change project to again get that encouragement and inspiration that helped me to not be a procrastinator. Basically, the project encourages you to make one small change a month to lessen your carbon footprint. I'll post periodically about our goals and how we reached them. And now, I'm off to home school. : )
After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.