Thursday, March 28, 2013

Change Is In the Air

With the change of seasons from Winter to Spring, I find myself longing for change. 

I feel the need to give my life an overhaul by implementing new routines in my daily round as keeper of the home, practicing better self-care, and become an expert in the art of frugality.

It's time for me to expand my horizons here on the home-front. I want to explore my creative side - try container gardening, take up crochet, and maybe even simple sewing.

I plan to get back to more made-from-scratch cooking and baking. Searching for items needed secondhand first before buying new on sale. Recycle and upcycle. Oh, there's so much I want to do!

Most importantly, I yearn to live a simple life and get back to feeling joyful and content. 


Lisa Tucker said...

I love the simple life....working hard, getting outside, keeping the home....It is also a goal of mine...thanks for sharing..:)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good goals Tracy. Once you learn to crochet, you'll be "hooked". :-)

Buying from thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales is a great way to save money, although, you do have to be careful though, because of all of the good deals.

Cooking and baking from scratch is something I've enjoyed since I first got married and I still enjoy doing it today for myself 43 1/2 years later. I miss 'doing' so much for and with my husband, I miss him. He always encouraged me in everything I did. He will be celebrating his first Easter with God this year.

Enjoy learning new things.

Be thankful for your husband, family and life. You are blessed with so much. Have a lovely Easter.


Cash Only Living said...

I've been feeling that way too. For some odd reasons I really really want to take up knitting!

Karla Neese said...

My yearning lately is similar as well. I've been slowly (very slowly) decluttering. Just this week I had a talk with my husband about simplifying our meal methods and getting a more firm routine set at home. It's time (way past time) to simplify and that means in every way.

As far as creative - I attending a painting class a few weeks ago with my daughter for her sorority's mom's day. Oh it was so fun. I've got the bug now. I see a new class I'd love to take next month. Just need to make it happen.

Laura said...

There are a lot of video tutorials on youtube for crochet and knitting. They have helped me learn stitches because I can pause, back up, etc.

I do a lot of scratch cooking, gardening, canning, and just about everything we have comes from a yardsale, craigslist, freecycle or goodwill. One thing we don't have is debt (except our mortgage, which we pay extra on), because we have found ways to keep things simple and frugal. I'd love to learn more from you!

-Laura at TenThingsFarm

jill klase said...

Slowly down and focusing more on our homes is always a good thing. May God bless you in your goals ahead.
blessings, jill

Tracy said...

Laura, I could learn more from you! :D

Karla - I've always wanted to paint. Maybe one day!

Lorraine - I find myself extremely picky these days. I won't buy unless I love & need it....otherwise I'll just declutter it later. Ha!

Lisa & Cash Only Living - thank you for reading and sharing!

Tracy said...

Jill - the past several months have indeed been busy. Slowing down is definitely needed at the moment. :)

Terri said...

We have so much pollen here at present that I really feel I can't be outdoors for long, but oh I want to be! Like you, I'm ready to implement some changes, amp up the savings, frugality, creativity etc. Maybe it's just the It must make ambitions grow,too!

Tracy said...

It could very well be, Terri! :)