The 10 Rs of Green Living

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about how to start a business. The amount of information is overwhelming, and I’m not even close to executing the business aspect of my green living goals. Shopify offers a thorough guide to business start ups with 12 steps which include: Finding an idea Choosing a name ValidatingContinue reading “The 10 Rs of Green Living”

I wish climate change was a hoax.

I would love to believe climate change is overhyped and just a big hoax. It’s not. The data is pretty clear. We’re destroying our planet and doing little to stop it. This is one of many reasons why I’ve decided to get involved in the green movement. Even if climate change was a hoax, whyContinue reading “I wish climate change was a hoax.”

I want my own upcycling business. Where do I start?

It’s been a dream of mine for sometime now to own and operate my own upcycling business. And when I tell people this, the reactions range from a subtle scoff to raised eyebrows. What exactly is upcycling? Upcycling is the creative repurposing of waste and unwanted materials into something new and useful. I want toContinue reading “I want my own upcycling business. Where do I start?”

The Story of Us: Life in the Colonies

I’ve finally completed a project I’ve been working on for sometime now! I’ve been tracking my family history on Ancestry.com and I’ve gone back as far as the first immigrants to this country. I learned that my 10th great grandfather, Robert Rose, is listed on the Wethersfield Settlers Memorial in Connecticut. I would love toContinue reading “The Story of Us: Life in the Colonies”

The Story of Us: A New Nation

This is my fourth video in a series chronicling my ancestors on my dad’s side of the family. I’ve found it difficult to find all the records. The further back you go, the harder it is to track down information. This video discusses my relatives during and immediately after the American Revolution. One of theContinue reading “The Story of Us: A New Nation”

Total Home Remodel Part 5: Front Landscaping

So far the biggest challenge with my house has been keeping the cats out of my front yard. There are many cats in the neighborhood which I suspect are people’s pets and they just love going under my front porch to do their business. Apparently, my front porch area has been the neighborhood litter boxContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 5: Front Landscaping”

Total Home Remodel Part 4: The Basement

Working on my basement was quite a challenge, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The main problem was mold growing on the ceiling, but fortunately, it wasn’t black mold. I had a company come out and give me an estimate and they wanted to charge me about $5000 to de-moldContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 4: The Basement”

Total Home Remodel Part 3: Building a Driveway

The second project I decided to work on with my house was creating a driveway so I could have a place to park my bus. This was a fun and easy project to do that didn’t cost me a lot of money. First, I plotted out the area where I wanted my bus to go.Continue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 3: Building a Driveway”

Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 2

After an incredibly successful first day of waterfall hunting in the Richland Creek Wilderness area, we decided to pack another day full of waterfalls, this time in the Upper Buffalo area. We thought this hike would be trickier, but these waterfalls were all so close to one another, it was actually easier than day 1.Continue reading “Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 2”

Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 1

A goal of mine this season was to find some waterfalls in Arkansas before they all dry up. I was told a lot of them dry up before summer arrives, so we decided to go when it was still chilly out. Fortunately, I have a friend with several books on Arkansas hiking and waterfalls, andContinue reading “Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 1”