I began with the Tiny House Movement and built a 750 square foot apartment in my husband's enormous shop on our property in which I could live. Unfortunately, I quit blogging in March of 2014 so I could devote my spare time to salvaging the un-salvageable and I did not document my journey into minimalism.
After a tumultuous year in my new habitat, I am loving it!
Basically, I want to own less, maintain less, consume less, spend less.... you get the picture. One day I decided I want to go grocery shopping less. Thanks to my local high school FFA, I have my cucumbers, squash and maters started, I'm not talking about producing my own food though. I mean this: Use what I have. See how long I can live without purchasing groceries.
I'm now down to some weird stuff, probably stuff you'd imagine: a whole box of white rice, a bottle of Lupo's Spiedie Sauce and no meat for it, peanut butter, bread crumbs, a few eggs.
I challenged myself to empty my fridge, freezer and cabinets without purchasing more stuff.
Today's creative meal was so good,
I have to share:
Ignore the hotdog in the very old bun. Although it was good. (Applegate Farm's organic, nitrate-free, grass fed,etc.)
This is the good stuff: I made some minute rice and topped it with sauteed onions, green beans and broccoli. (with Happy Cow butter) The best part: I sprinkled half a lime and half a lemon over it and that turned it into something crazy good.
It's the small things that make life so grand.