We'd all like to simplify our lives, yes? At the Mountain Farmhouse, we're with you! As time goes by, we find that STUFF accumulates like a fungus. It just grows and grows. We need to get it under control! We'd love to have you accompany us on our way towards Minimalism - GET YOUR ZEN BACK. You see, I feel like I've spent a large percentage of my life organizing things. That means, putting things "away." But now I've gotten tired of most of it. I mean, how many material possessions … [Read more...] about Minimalism|Get Your Zen Back
Would you like to create more sustainability in your kitchen? It doesn't have to be so hard! Let's take a look at a few of the ways we can begin to make sustainable practices habits. Participate in the Kitchen Sustainability Challenge! And while you're at it, get the FREE Companion Worksheet below! This is a fun challenge spread over the course of five days. For each day of this challenge, sit down with a glass of water or a cup of coffee or tea. Make sure you have pen and paper, … [Read more...] about Kitchen Sustainability Challenge
I don't have a cabinet under my kitchen sink. This is by choice, actually. Instead I have a kitchen sink curtain. We wanted to re-create an old-fashioned style in our kitchen when we had it remodeled in 2015. Since the house was built in 1850, I wanted to give the "heart-of-the-home" a nod to the past without sacrificing modern-day convenience. We chose a sink that was a reproduction of an antique style, typical of the 1930's. This quickly presented a challenge with regard to … [Read more...] about Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Curtain
Menu Planning Making a menu plan can be a real-time saver in our busy lives. Are you the type that has to know in advance what you're having for dinner? Or are you better off just winging it? Or a little of each? There are several ways to ensure that meals make it to the table before people get "hangry!" Planning - The Inventory Method I happen to like this method of planning, because it helps me use up what I already have. This, in turn, allows me to keep to a lower grocery budget. … [Read more...] about Menus | To Plan or Not To Plan?
Moving Moving is one of the most stressful events we endure in life. Having worked in the business as a Move Manager/Organizing Pro, I know first-hand how tough it is! Plus, we've moved numerous times in recent years, but ( we are fingers crossed) the last move! And hopefully, some of the information I'm sharing below will help you if you are moving, too. Scheduling 1- If you are moving to a faraway place, you may need to have the truck(s) or van(s) loaded on one day, and unloaded on … [Read more...] about Smooth Moving