Then next week, July 5th through the 9th, is for you. Every day we will be celebrating things we can do to get “Back to Basics” here at An Oregon Cottage (and if you have been doing some of these “basics” for awhile, I hope you’ll jump in with a comment on what has been working for you!).
Are you wanting to save money, make nourishing foods, and do things for yourself and your family, but don’t know where to start? Or worse, you’re overwhelmed with all the information out there and give up before you start because it seems like too much work?
These basics are easy, mostly quick things you can do right now that will make a difference to you and your family, either monetarily or nutritionally. Once you have success in these areas you may find it easier to take other, maybe more complicated steps to the life that you envision for you and your family.
I will revisit some favorite old posts with new information and add some new things that all align with our “cottage mentality” criteria: simple, frugal, fun, and putting people before things.
Yes, the people in our lives are what this is all about, and it’s easy to forget that when we get caught up in the doing. The goal should be to help us and those we love be good stewards of money and resources, to eat (mostly) nutritious food for optimum health and growth, to do for ourselves, and to take joy in sharing time together.
What better time than the summer to get “Back to Basics” when we have time to explore new things and maybe even share these activities with our kids and family? There are a few months before schedules get full again in the fall that we can use to make these basics become new habits, so let’s do it!
Here’s what we will be talking about each day next week:
Monday, July 5– Simple Breads to Make
Tuesday, July 6– Simple Steps to a Garden (and Tuesday Garden Party links to see some great gardens- lots are new gardeners with great ideas!)
Wednesday, July 7– Simple All-Occasion Cards to Make
Thursday, July 8– Pantry Basics and Freezer Jam
Friday, July 9– Simple Straight-Stitch Sewing (napkins & pillows)
I’ll be doing some follow-up posts the next week, so be sure to check in each day and the next- better yet, become a subscriber (in sidebar) so you won’t miss a thing!
This is linked to:
Frugal Fridays @ Life as Mom