Our first electric bill since turning on our solar system is here and it’s even better than we expected! The pre-installation assessment estimated that we’d generate about 40% of our power, but we’re actually generating about two-thirds! Between March 18 and April 16, we used 126 kWh, and generated 80 kWh. So, in 1 month,… Continue Reading
I mentioned last week that I was sewing curtains for my mudroom. I finished them today and what a difference $8.99 and a few hours can make! Here’s the door with a valance I half heartedly reappropriated from somewhere else in the house. It had been like this for longer than I’d like to admit…… Continue Reading
I haven’t found the right curtains for my mudroom, so I’m sewing them myself! I chatted with the cutting table lady about Chinese imports, and recommended A Year Without “Made in China”. She gave me half off this pretty red cotton fabric! (she said we’re kindered spirits) How nice is that? This gold fabric from… Continue Reading
The other night, relaxing in my favorite pink Victoria’s Secret yoga PJs (bought on clearance, of course!), I felt something crawling on my shoulder. I brushed it away, but didn’t see anything. Convinced that I wasn’t imagining things, and determined to find the creepy crawly critter that had taken up residence, I promptly tore off… Continue Reading
Sometimes, procrastination is good. My decor is minimalist by most accounts, and I’m ok with that. I prefer to buy things used, they’re more interesting! I only want to have things I love and finding those things takes time. Recently, my husband’s grandparents downsized and his parents moved to a new home. In the process… Continue Reading
We recently had a 16 panel 2.74 kWh solar electric system installed on our south facing roof. According to our pre-installation assessment, it’s supposed to generate an average of about 40% of our power. The system has been running since March 6, and I can’t wait to see how it affects our electric bills! The… Continue Reading
My kitchen in the morning, it’s the heart of our home… Last week was too long and I’m so happy to be home!