Weekend Reading – January 2, 2015

I don’t know about you but I find it a relief to have the holidays behind us. I’m not one to make resolutions but with the turning of the calendar to a brand new year of possibilities it’s hard not to feel a sense of anticipation.

My mind is often on my 2015 garden these days. I’m moving to a bigger plot in the community garden and I can’t wait to get started. It’s time to start browsing seed catalogs and enjoying this planning phase of gardening.

It’s also a time when we can return to the simple way of life I’ve come to cherish. I love the sense of inhabiting my home, being the CEO in my kitchen as I plan and prepare meals, taking note of what’s in my pantry and freezer, and making plans for the 2015 canning season.

I’ve taken some time during the past week to think about this blog and where I want to take it. I’m thinking of making a few changes in 2015 as I focus more on things that interest me (and hopefully you!) and share some of what I’m learning in this new phase of my life. More about that to come.

Over the past few months I’ve acquired a habit of waking in the middle of the night and reading for an hour or so. Sometimes, I lose myself in a novel I’ve got on the go; other times I hop around cyberspace via the Flipboard app on my iPad or catch up on favourite blogs with my Feedly app reading about things that I find interesting and that pertain to this simple, green life I’m trying to live.

I thought it might be good to share some of the things I learn about in my meanderings around the web and so I’m going to start a series called Weekend Reading where I share links to some of these good things. I’m thinking I’ll do this weekly. Perhaps not. We’ll just see how it goes.

Take a peek at this week’s list and let me know what you think.

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

Cranberry Mustard – Turkey sandwiches just got so much sweeter!

Couple Build 704 Sq. Ft. Cabin That ‘Fits Like a Glove’

Why we should revive the art of saving seeds

Want rich, crumbly compost the easy way? Become a worm listener.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday season, whatever it looked like for you, and that this brand new year brings surprises, fulfillment, and joy.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. I remember my Grandma looking through the Burpee seed catalog while the snow was coming down. Right now I am looking forward to “planting” words having signed up to write my memoir (draft a) in six months. Scary but exciting at the same time! Thank you for your confidence in me from the early days of my blog, Linda.

  2. I love this post. I am at the same spot you are… except I have to return to work soon. I love the idea of putting links on the post. I look forward to checking them out.

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