Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dabbling in Singing Again

It's just audio, no video.
"Just Give Me a Reason" Pink

I used to sing my heart out all the time.  I was a top soprano and soloist in high school and had my fair share of solos in college, too, but then I just stopped.  Every so often, I warm up the old chords and give it another shot.  My voice has changed a lot since I was at my peak at 16-17 years old, so it's neat to try different songs now.  

I heard Pink's song "Just Give Me a Reason" today and I fell in love with it and decided to give the first verse and chorus a shot.  Pink totally owns this song.  No one can come near her, in my opinion, but it's a fun song and a beautiful song and I wanted to give it a shot of my own for the fun of it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

So Fascinating!

I am so fascinated by many different economical and environmental lifestyles that people have chosen to lead!  Finding blogs that speak of their lifestyle is like reading the best articles in the best natural home and garden magazine out there.  I love reading about people who:

1. Live in tiny houses
2. Live in small houses with large families
3. Live off the grid
4. Live as plastic-free as possible
5. Live as self-sustaining as possible
6. Live as waste-free as possible
7. Live on a tiny budget
8. Live debt free
9. Live in RVs
10. Live as naturally as possible
11. Farm not only organically but sustainably
12. Live a more old-fashioned/old-timey/vintage lifestyle

My sidebar features some of these blogs.  Please go visit them with an open mind and a learner's heart.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Items For My Wardrobe

A vintage tennis dress


A vintage tennis skirt


A Trench Coat for Spring

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Lenten Cleaning, Perhaps?

Spring cleaning never works for me because I want to be outdoors doing yardwork in the warming sunshine after a winter behind four walls.  This year, I've decided to try my hand at Lenten cleaning and get the children involved as a lesson in giving up some of their playtime to contribute to the well-being of the household.  Besides, they make most of the messes, so why not clean them up?!

This is going to be quite the challenge for me.  I hope I end up as proud and accomplished as the vintage lady above rather than like this: