There is something about this season that makes me want to spend more time in peaceful contemplation, giving quiet thanksgiving, seeing the beauty & grace that surrounds. I’ve enjoyed three days in a row of much-needed hibernation, snuggling with a cat, enjoying coffee while watching the rain fall around me (quietly hoping one day my view includes that homestead which is never far from my thoughts), enjoying making meals for people, listening to the radio and baking with an extra ingredient called love. There is something incredibly special about finding a place in your soul which allows you to believe in contentment, to exude peace and feel the abundance of beauty around. Evenings like this are a stark reminder of the gentle pull towards simplicity which defines my life and fills my soul.
I'm Frugal Trenches (no, not my real name!) a lover of natural, simple and frugal living! I use this space and my camera to document a beautiful, purposeful, downshifted and abundant life! Life is not always simple (oh how I wish it was!) but it is always rich and I hope this space demonstrates beauty and joy!
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Money Spent On Groceries in 2013
Books Read in 2013
3. Flowers For Algernon
4. Animal Farm
6. The Secret Daughter
1.The Two Nazanins
2.Confessions Of A Bad Beekeeper
3.The Encouraging Parent
5.Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?
6.Raising A Right Brained Child In A Left Brained World
7.How To Make Your Child A Reader For Life
8.The Bookseller of Kabul
9.The Sane Woman's Guide To Raising A Large Family
Daughter Grade 3 (Chapter Books)
Stanley's Christmas Adventure
George's Marvelous Medicine
Sarah Plain and Tall
Ramona Books x 5
Road To Avonlea Chapter Books x 3
Junie B Jones Chapter Books x 6
James and The Giant Peach
Reader Level 4 Books x 9
Son Grade 1 (Picture Books)
January: 62 books
February: 73 books
March: 95 books
April: 89 books