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Archive for September, 2012

Downsizing could become a habit? Or the art of saving money.

So after the big plunge of letting go my nice car,and realizing i kinda like my new chevy (and all of the money I am saving) I started thinking about what else I could let go…I am originally from New England and the adage there is; Re-use, Re-purpose, Re-make

1.  The old Kentucky wooden rocking bench, falling apart from old age but husband promised to rebuild and never had time…goes to the wood burn pile.  Our Friday Nite Blessing fires do use a lot of wood!

2. We already do not have cable tv, just an antenna on the roof…but have a stack of older tvs that don’t get the digital signal…saw a  photo of a cute cat bed made from a tv shell. And another of a planter…good use for stuff taking up space.  Better get crafting!

3.  Last weekend we moved the wood pile from its tumbled down state to a better location, hubby saves all wood he finds, left over from projects, pallets with still usable pieces etc, but because we need a clear piece of ground to set up the tent we use for Pagan Pride Day, (coming up October 13th) the whole pile had to move. The Tent is make from all recycled parts and needs to be stood up after being in storage for a year, to make sure it still does stand up.

Our home made tent

cardboard tubes, coffee can tops, and a used canopy, works great!! And you can see it a mile away!

4. Because the  wood moved, if i am creative, I can extend the garden so next spring i can put in more vegetables for eating and more herbs and flowers for incense making.  Better use of our limited back yard space.  oh by the way, when we buy this building i am planning a garden here too!!!  Can’t wait to develop the back yard space to allow parking, gardening and a patio with tables and chairs for tea shop customers…all of these improvements coming up in the spring!

5.  As those who know me well already know that i love yard sales and usually go to each one on my path to work on saturday mornings but, sad to say, i have to forego that pleasure until the building is officially purchased and in fact I will probably have a yard sale myself to raise money for that project.  On my day of f Monday I will be going thru my stock piles at home to see what can be let go of…

Let go,   reduce,    reuse,    repurpose,    remake,    re…   re…   re…!

 

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Sacrifice, Thanksgiving and New Projects

Sacrifice, Thanksgiving and New Projects,

Sometimes a sacrifice is required to get a new project off the ground….

Henry has been wanting me to trade in my Mercedes for a while.  But I admit I was attached to it and reluctant to let it go.

But, M’s are expensive to keep, higher insurance, bad gas mileage and they want the gourmet gasoline!  Also M’s like to visit their special, ‘not located in this town’ mechanics often, leaving lots of ‘green papers’ with them.

So yesterday I made the big decision to let my luxury car go and resume the driving of an American Chevy, that takes regular gas, gets good mileage, easier to get service, and way less expensive in all ways, including insurance.

For a moment I was sad, feeling that I traded leather for plastic, although detroit makes a good product I was addicted to the lux and glam.  However, it is time to downsize, keep more resources for purchasing the building the shop is in and attend to business.

So I did it, back driving an American car, and have to admit, it’s not bad!  Good stereo, lots of storage in the back,( having a business means I haul stuff from here to there all the time.) More resources freed up for the big purchase!

We had a nice fire in the garden cauldron last night, thanksgiving offerings and blessings for all who are helping with our building fund.

Moving the Woodpile

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more details tomorrow, but job well done!

Purchasing our Building…

FUNKY KARMA BUILDING ACQUISITION FUND

In November of this year, we have the opportunity to purchase this building where our shop is located and where we are happy.  Owning the building will insure our continued presence here in this community. We need  some help with funding the down payment. You can help by making a purchase in the shop or giving a donation to the building fund.  We already have a good start on what we need for this project but still need a helping hand.  Will you join with us in this project?  For more information call me or send a message and I will reply with more details.

A Special Blessing Ceremony will be held for all of our friends who help with this project.

Thanks, and many blessings,

Janet, Henry and Pluma.

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Mommy says i am in dis-grace acause i broke a vase. In my own de-fence , it was cold in da house. I was zooming around to get warm. How was i to know those things broke so easy.

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Flowers on the altar today.

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The family long years ago

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