Repurposed Vintage Fabrics Into Organizer and Gift Bags

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How To Deal With Indiviual Dietary Needs When Meal Planning

My husband and daughter are healthy and can eat just about anything they like. Me on the other hand have multiple dietary restrictions and have to eat foods that are only organic and gluten free, sugar free and soy, corn and rice free, not to mention very little dairy products are allowed.
I love the book "Eat Right For Your Blood Type" by Dr. De'Amo. That is a good place to start off if you have food allergies or sensitivities. When I've had special allergy tests done for foods, his book was a close match to the foods I should avoid that I was allergic to.
I am a stay-at-home Mom. I cook my own meals and since both my husband and daughter work, I only cook one meal for them at dinner time. I also have Lyme disease which has left me with a limited amount of energy. So, this works out good for me to only prepare them the one meal a day.
I make simple meals that only take 10 minutes to prepare and then put in the oven or crock pot or stock pot.
On my Handmade Creations blog I am doing recipes from an Amish cookbook. They are very simple and economical.
I've been using Watkins Organic spices such as onion and garlic and the rest of their gluten free line and love the quality and price. I decided to become a rep. and save money on my purchases.
Since I want them to eat healthy like I do I just buy the same products and make their meals from that. If you check your local Wal-mart you will find they are carrying more gluten free and organic products in all departments at a huge savings over the organic market specialty stores prices.
So my best advise is to buy all the same ingredients for the whole family and go from there.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Making a Simple Bird Feeder and Bird Bath

We took a large ceramic bowl found at a local garage sale and turned it into a bird bath. Just take an old plastic planter and invert it and glue the bowl to the bottom of the planter. Place it in a shady spot for birds to come to. Wash it weekly with warm soap and water and rinse well. Then refill it with fresh water.

Here is our home made bird feeder. I took an old bowl and tied it in the middle to hold the feed.

See The Beauty Around Your Home

Don't take things for granted. In one day your life can be altered forever. Learn to enjoy what is around you and share it with others. Put up bird feeders and bird baths. Go to your local feed stores and purchase bird seed at a huge savings over store prices. Learn what birds are in your area and google what they like to eat. In no time you'll have a colorful array of birds to watch and enjoy.

Getting Started on a Simplier Lifestyle

Here you will find how I've revisited the simple life our grandparents and great grandparents of the early 1900's lived. Learn how to find good used vintage or antique deals to use in your life for everyday living. Don't pay for new things at high prices when you can turn a used vintage item into something you can use everyday. Re-purpose vintage fabrics, table cloths or old pieces of clothing into purposeful organizing space. Plus, much more here on Simple Life Revisited.

Learn how to make meals on a budget using organic items. Raise your own vegetable garden and learn how to make your own compost bed. All these things can be done living a  simple life-style.  
I'll share pictures of how our family is doing this in our everyday life.