Talent, of any kind, starts with a seed, a small bit of inspiration somewhere that results in an idea, or an opportunity, or a curiosity. That’s just one part of it though. The rest is what a person decides to do with that talent. A seed, by itself, doesn’t really accomplish a whole lot, as in order for it to grow it must be nurtured and given the proper environment to develop. And once it has grown up, well, that’s where the interesting part starts, because only then does it start to grow out.
On a related note, I have just listened to Vienna Teng’s new album, Aims.
Confession time, with Becca.
I am a labeler. I have this thing–call it OCD, or just the need to not mess around with things in my home unless it is necessary–Things need to be labeled. From staple items in a pantry, to the contents of boxes, to homemade goods, to what switch does what on the entertainment center, my home has its fill of labels.
I admit it. I’m a bit of a treehugger.
We recycle in my home as though the act is a religious ritual. The sorting, the separating, the trek down to the recycling bin. It’s always been a part of my life, as I grew up in New England where we took time out of our regularly scheduled classes to talk about recycling and have quizzes on what triangulated numbers we could recycle in our area. Doing this small thing to help keep things out of landfills always seemed second nature. Continue reading
Making your own cleaners is a great way to steer clear of chemicals and ingredients you don’t necessarily want near your skin, children, and pets. If you’ve never tried to make your own cleaners, you might feel daunted by the task. However, this doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing case. Starting out small is a great way to see how easy it is to switch to natural home cleaning. The best part about cleaning without all the heavy chemicals, is that you probably have most of the ingredients for some basic things, already. Try some of these basic steps for spiffing up your home. Continue reading