Practically Waste Free Actions

  1. I have a Christmas cold so haven’t gone anywhere or purchased anything in several days.
  2. Bought no new gift wrap this year. We largely reuse gift bags but, confession, we did use some gift wrap that was already in our possession.
  3. I am mapping out plans to institute more practically waste free ideas in my home next year!
  4. We ate all of the sticky rolls we made for Christmas morning. I know, a true hardship, but these super easy sticky buns from Minimalist Baker are just so delicious I had to mention them.
  5. I wanted to make our guest sleeping area a little more user friendly so I shopped in-house and found a nightstand for next to the bed and used a cedar chest with a blanket on top as a suitcase stand.
  6. We passed along some household items that we no longer needed.

Happy New Year!

Practically Waste Free Actions

Happy Things

  1. I made both peppermint iced tea popsicles and coffee popsicles and both are a hit. Super easy, just make your iced tea or coffee, as usual, and pour into popsicle molds.
  2. We headed to the library this week to pick up a book I had on hold and checked out a stack more. The library is likes shelves of endless possibilities.
  3. I made vegan parm and pasta for dinner tonight. Vegan parm is super easy (there are a ton of recipes out there, this is just what I use). 1 cup raw sunseeds, 1/3 cup nutritional yeast, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until somewhat powdery and sprinkle on your pasta.
  4. We are enjoying tomatoes and beans from the garden. We have a huge weed issue in the garden, including lots of Morning Glory and other invasive vines that try to choke everything out. I have plans for keeping the weeds down next year (rocks, mulch, etc.) but right now I am just happy when anything grows.
  5. I am putting together a Christmas To Do list so I can get started early and make gifts from supplies already in my house. Declutter my house, enjoy working on projects, reduce waste; a win all around!
Happy Things