Cleaning out the laundry/pantry/storage/mud….pretty much everyroom room!

I was challenged a few weeks ago by Tsh over at Simple Mom to start cleaning and organizing! Unfortunately it didn’t start happening until last Saturday, but when it did…watch out!

By far the worst room in our house is our laundry/catch all room. With no basement, attic or garage, our space is limited. Lately this room has really become our of order as I’ve been starting to pull things for a garage sale. But enough is enough!! The clutter is making me feel weighed down, so out it goes!

I’m ashamed to post this, but here are the “before” shots……

Oh man, that hurts!! I so desire to live simply….the things though…the things keep getting in the way. I am determined to get rid of the excess!

It took almost all day Saturday, since I then ended up organizing our front porch, my closet and our daughters closet….but by evening it was done! There are still a few out of orders to finish up…I need to get a bike hook to hang the carrier on the wall…mostly done though…it feels so freeing! have used way too many exclamation points in this post so here are the “after” pictures…

I will admit that some of the clutter was just moved to our bedroom…the main place for the garage sale items now…but it’s all organized in containers in one part of the room. I’m still going to be pulling for our garage sale in the next few weeks…we don’t need so much!.…though my focus is shifting more to our garden and some in-depth house cleaning now that the sun is out. Thank you Lord for the sun!!

mmmmm….bread!!

So lately I’ve been wanting to make my own bread. I know it would be better and cheaper than anything I could buy plus we get the bonus of the house smelling like delicious bread!!

I searched quite a bit and found a great recipe for Soaked Whole Wheat Bread from passionatehomemaking.com.  All I can say is YUMMY!!  It took me a couple of times to get it just right but now we’re glorying in fresh, whole wheat goodness!

Happy baking!

Hello world!

Hello! hm…my first post….not exactly sure what to write!

My name is Sarah. I love Jesus, I am married to a wonderful man, I have the amazing opportunity to stay home with our 2 children…..ages 3 1/2 & 15mos….whew! I am definitely not perfect, but I’m trying to find my place and purpose in this life. It’s not easy!

Since becoming a full-time stay at home mom 3 years ago I’ve slowly tried to live more sustainably and naturally. I’m still working on gardening successfully…learning to make bread and other made from scratch items we’d usually just buy…raising chickens…making & using nontoxic household items…researching homeschooling our children…and trying to do this all on a budget!

Thankfully I have a patient husband and a loving savior!