Sustainable Sunday – End of Year 1

It has been almost a year since we moved to our little home in the country.  What a year it has been, full of wonderful changes!  After living through all 4 seasons out here, I realize how in tune we are with nature.  Each season brought with it so many new things to enjoy.  Spring…

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Sustainable Sunday – Homemade dog food

When we adopted our boxer from the Humane Society I wanted to feed her high quality food.  After much research and much frustration, I arrived at the conclusion most of the dog food on the market is junk.  Even some of the “top of the line” brands are full of things I do not want…

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A pet break from Sustainable Sunday

October has been a busy photography month, leaving me with less time to blog.  No complaints here, I love my job and this time of year is wonderful for business.  November has arrived and it does not seem possible only two months remain in 2015.  Seriously, I am looking for the pause button on life…

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Sustainable Sunday – Shrooms!

Mushrooms find their way into most of my recipes.  I simply adore them.  They add such a great flavor to so many dishes I cannot help but utilize them.  I put them in my salads, homemade pizza, pasta, vegetable dishes, eggs, sandwiches and much more.   Often when hiking in our woods I bring my…

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Sustainable Sunday – Going chemical free

I love yoga.  In fact I am addicted to yoga, a good thing to be addicted to.  After practicing yoga for several years now and reading up on natural ways of taking care of myself, I knew it was time to rid my household of chemicals.  I should premise that with, as much as possible.…

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Sustainable Sunday – My failed attempt at a garden

When we moved to our new place I was so excited to put out a garden.  Finally the time & space to grow our own food!  I made my list of fruit & vegetables I wanted, researched seed companies and ordered my seeds.   After much research both online and through books I felt ready…

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Sustainable Sundays – Trail maintenance

When moving to our new place, with 107 acres, I knew trails would be a top priority for me.  The previous owner had made several hiking, biking and 4 wheeler trails on the property.  My job, find them, mark them and map them, all before spring. Once spring hit and life re-emerged doing all of…

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Sustainable Sunday – Small Kitchen Duty

A few years ago it would have been a rare occurrence to see me in the kitchen.  Back then we went out to eat frequently.  Cooking was not something I enjoyed or had the time for.  My idea of a perfect meal was having someone else prepare, cook and clean up for me.  At the…

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Sustainable Sunday – Our new furry friends!

The past couple of weeks have been exciting around the Shamy household.  Two Fridays ago, while volunteering at the Morgan County Humane Shelter, we found 2 “furrever” friends.  I volunteer at the shelter taking the dogs out for a walk and giving them some much-needed love as they await adoption.  Shane and I have been…

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Sustainable Sunday – The home office & Yoga space

One of the challenges I faced when making this move to the country was home office/yoga space.  As I mentioned in my previous post our new place gave us a lot of extra outdoor space but our indoor space was reduced almost by half.  While living in Speedway I had the privilege of turning an…

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