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A RELAXING EVENING

A RELAXING EVENING

Your morning really starts the night before. The way you wind down for the evening has a direct impact on how your morning goes, and kind of the day as a whole. Taking time for yourself before bed is highly important. This is your time […]

1 SIMPLE THING FOR BETTER MORNINGS

1 SIMPLE THING FOR BETTER MORNINGS

Water. Yep, that’s it. Okay, thanks for stopping by see you at the next post. Okay, okay there might be a little bit more. It’s true though, water is something that will make your mornings better. I always thought it was ridiculous and just a […]

SIMPLE LIVING – LAUNDRY

SIMPLE LIVING – LAUNDRY

One thing I was so excited about when moving to a house was the clothing line. I have always wanted a clothing line. I have always wanted my clothes out in the sun drying with the breeze. I didn’t really know why until I got older. To me it meant freedom. Seems silly, but it meant freedom from going to the laundromat, getting tons of quarters and spending close to $20 per trip. (wash and dry) Sometimes more if the dryers were set to low temps which some crappy places do. It meant I could take advantage of the sun. I could have my cloths flow in the wind and sway like the trees. It was freedom. I truly enjoy hanging my clothes on the line. Granted most of the time it’s really hot outside but hanging the clothes and gathering them has become some what of a form of meditation for me. It has become my calm. Plus it saves a lot of money.

I have happily been able to stop using the dryer. I strictly line dry. Sometimes fence dry if I have a lot….lol. I am working on not using the washing machine and getting some other option but I am not there yet. I have stopped using regular fabric softeners like Downy. I only use vinegar. I don’t even need to add any scented extracts. The smell of the vinegar rinses out. Which I figured it would because I’ve been using vinegar as a hair rinse for a couple years now. I am also hoping to stop detergent soon. I want to invest in some soap nuts or some alternative. I keep hearing about them and want to give them a go.

Not only has this process made me feel like I am doing something good for the planet. It has also saved money on electric bills. You should give a go. I understand it can be faster to put your stuff in the dryer. But what’s the harm in hanging some clothes on the line and watching them dance in the breeze. Don’t be afraid to dance right with them.

How do you incorporate simple living in your laundry time? Do you use vinegar or soap nuts? Tell me about it in the notes below.

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MY RESTART

MY RESTART

I wanted to start documenting my self-love journey which includes fitness so, as hard as this is, I felt getting my feelings, fears, joys, etc out would help my healing. I just lost my best-friend and love of my life all in one shot. No, […]

BOOK REVIEW: YEAR OF YES by Shonda Rhimes

BOOK REVIEW: YEAR OF YES by Shonda Rhimes

I rarely read books writing by stars or well-known folks about themselves. I don’t know why I just never really had a desire to. I finally went against my normal routine and decided to get Shonda Rhimes book, A Year of Yes. I’ve seen interviews […]

TOP  6 FAV MOVIES

TOP 6 FAV MOVIES

I will confess, I am not a huge movie person. There are so many I haven’t seen and I am okay with that. There are a handful however that I must watch over and over. These movies some how still creates the same reactions as they did the first time I watched them. I might be showing my age with some of these but if you haven’t seem them, give them a go!

What are you favorite movies? Tell me why they are your favorites.

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Welcome to the new TheOldSilverOak

Welcome to the new TheOldSilverOak

Hi, Hey, Hello! I want to welcome you to the new home for TheOldSilverOak. Blogger was my online home for so long that I really went through some hurdles to get this up and running, but I am so glad I took the leap and did […]