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Friday, August 22, 2014

Simplicity versus Convenience

What's the difference between simplicity and convenience?

I find that many people use these terms interchangeably, but they are rooted in two very different paradigms.

Often people say " Let's keep it simple." (e.g. planning a party) What does that mean? Well if party planning it means ordering in food and using disposable dishes, etc. But is this really keeping it simple? The question I ask: Is that simplicity or that is convenience?

  • Simplicity is a discipline. Convenience is permissiveness.
  • Simplicity exerts effort. Convenience takes the road of least resistance.
  • Simplicity is care-full. Convenience is care-less.
  • Simplicity takes time. Convenience thwarts time.
  • Simplicity is a discipline. Convenience is permissiveness.
  • Simplicity exerts effort. Convenience takes the road of least resistance.
  • Simplicity requires less. Convenience requires more.
  • Simplicity is rooted in history. Convenience is the outcome of modernity.
  • Simplicity is the way my grandmother did it. Convenience is this generation.
  • Simplicity is wait. Convenience is now.
  • Simplicity is intentional. Convenience is impulsive.
  • Simplicity is growing a potato. Convenience is being a couch-potato {I had fun writing that one}
  • Simplicity delays gratification. Convenience is gratification.
  • Simplicity is work intensive. Convenience is masked in a pseudo-rest.
  • Simplicity is neighbourly. Convenience is utilitarian.
  • Simplicity is we. Convenience is me.
  • Simplicity is local and fair-trade purchases. Convenience is shopping on the cheap.
  • Simplicity is freeing. Convenience invites the shackles of consumerism.
        

You may say, but I like the terms of convenience: now, gratification, more, permissiveness, least resistance, etc. I agree, they are alluring. And like most, I dip into those many a time. They invite me to feast, they comfort me, and they allow me to believe (for a brief time) that my actions have no consequences. 

But before I proceed, allow me to say that there are seasons in life and circumstances where convenience is quite apropos. I've been there.  There is no reproach for this.  My point is that convenience should not be the default and the "well" we dip into every time.

I am a pilgrim. Not a victor. I am slowly trying to rid myself of the shackles of convenience and live in the freeing world of simplicity. . .the irony for me is that simplicity requires more work--more work in my already full-life.  But should I be surprised? Freedom is not free. Freedom is never accidental. It is the result of the first column of intentional discipline. Simplicity is much like that.

I have to carve out space (sometimes hack at it) to create a pathway of simplicity. This means something else has to go.  24 hours is still 24 hours. But alas, like all of life, it's about prioritizing. Here are some channels of simplicity in my current rhythm and some that are quite simply (no pun intended!) works-in-progress:

 

  • hanging up my laundry in summer
  • refilling glass soap pumps instead of buying new soap pumps
  • no cable television
  • slowing down
  • turning off the computer at 8:15 pm
  • making a roast chicken instead of buying a ready-to-go roast chicken
  • growing heirloom plants with seeds that I can harvest each year for next year's plant
  • rendering tallow and lard instead of buying cheap and convenient liquid oils
  • cloth diapering my baby
  • preserving summer produce for winter: berries, jam, veggies, etc.
  • thrifting at thrift stores
  • farmer's market
  • chemical-free home and cleaning with household ingredients grandma would have used to clean
  • collecting rain water for my garden
  • homemade baby oil and diaper spray
  • making broth
  • composting instead of adding to the garbage dump; composting instead of buying garden fertilizer
  • growing and drying my own herbs
  • transporting food that leaves the house (snacks, sandwiches,etc)  in re-usable containers rather than plastic baggies
  • gardening
  • making a protein smoothie with real food instead of powders
  • walking and biking
  • toys: purchasing used or locally made (this criteria simplifies!)
  • digging out dandelions or just leaving them as the first nectar for bees (I even have friends that eat them!)
  • growing tons of aloe vera for eating, medicinal purposes, and daily facial application
  • bringing a meal as a baby-gift instead of another sleeper
  • travel mugs and water bottles

 

So next time someone says, "Let's just keep it simple," say, "Yes, let's indeed keep it simple."

I would love to know, what are your channels of simplicity?


 

 

Posted by Wholly Canadian at 4:02 AM

124 Comments:

This is a fantastic resource! Thank you for creating it!
August 22, 2014 12:36 PM By Jeromey
planting my own garden
August 22, 2014 3:31 PM By Rach
We choose to hang up all our laundry on the wash line whenever possibility.
August 22, 2014 9:49 PM By Lin
I love this, Lois. I so appreciate how you made mention of the route of convenience being appropriate during certain life seasons, but in the role of "exception" and not "rule." We really need to aim at adopting a different pace and priority, where the "less" really is "more." I am on that learning journey and - admittedly - have a long way to go... :) One of my channels of simplicity is mushroom harvesting and berry picking in the summer in the woods around my parents' cottage. This year I plan on picking rosehips, too, so that I can distill them into oil. Makes me feel so in touch with the particular place I occupy in creation... and those berries really are unrivaled for flavour!
August 23, 2014 4:46 PM By Meghan
I don't own a car, or a TV or (recently) even a radio (the speaker gave out). I walk. I buy at farmer's markets (the Good Food Club on W. Broadway is wonderful, as is Jardins st-Leon) and cook from scratch. (this sounds like boasting, and my apologies!), but there's so much more to do, too, I know. This blog/site will fill in those blanks!
August 23, 2014 9:32 PM By Lynne
We walk to and from school no matter how cold. I hang laundry outside to dry in summer and in the laundry room in winter. We buy from thrift stores and yard sales. We participate in curbside giveaway weekends. We also have a wonderful backyard fruit and vegetable garden.
August 23, 2014 10:50 PM By Helen
I use reusable cloth items such as cloth pads, coffee filters unpaper towels and serviettes, line dry laundry whenever possible, have yard chickens and collect their eggs. I also a lot of preserving from our many fruit and vegetable gardens. I do a lot of thrift store shopping and also upcycle items from the store to sell in my shop.
August 28, 2014 2:32 PM By Diana Z
I don't own a dryer or a dishwasher. I walk to the grocery store and gym. I buy meat/veggies from a local farm (Buys Home Farm)
August 28, 2014 3:40 PM By Julene
I am always trying to simplify... live with less, be content with what I have. Use reusable cloth items - diapers, wipes, bags... hang laundry to dry... buy toys/clothes/shoes secondhand.
August 28, 2014 10:47 PM By tara e
Simplicity in our life is cooking from scratch. This way I know what my children are eating. Growing own vegetable garden as well as fruit garden. Use travel mugs for my coffee, and water bottles.
August 31, 2014 10:44 PM By Zeljka
Refilling glass soap pumps instead of buying new soap pumps, no cable television, thrifting at thrift stores, farmers markets, composting, and using travel mugs and water bottles.
September 1, 2014 10:27 AM By Aleena
We don't own a car - having to walk, bus, bike or take the car share everywhere helps to keep me organized and makes every outing an adventure!
September 1, 2014 12:11 PM By Jess
I like to stay away from processed foods as much as possible. So much healthier for you in any case and preparing meals much more a sense of pride and accomplishment.
September 6, 2014 2:17 PM By Linda Rudachek
I have simplicity in that we have a garden that has yielded great produce this year: onions, lettuce, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries....
September 7, 2014 2:42 PM By Glogirl
I have simplicity in that we have a garden that has yielded great produce this year: onions, lettuce, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries....
September 7, 2014 2:42 PM By Glogirl
I like your ideas and I do a lot of them especially the ones relating to food/gardening/composting. Another thing is simplicity in the amount of things we bring home. You don't need every new toy/gadget.
September 8, 2014 10:24 AM By nicolthepickle
Love this....although I do not have a yard big enough for a garden, I do some container gardening. (Tomatos this year). I always hang my laundry in summer - smells sooo good!
September 8, 2014 12:09 PM By Lee-Ann Jeffrey
I live on a 61 acre farm. I grow my own food. Collect Rainwater. I'm all about green and eco-friendly. I do my own canning of preserves. I don't have TV ( too busy for that anyhow) - We do not eat and and fast food to us is something that takes over an hour to prepare.
September 8, 2014 12:44 PM By Christine Topley
Simplicity we have is growing our own veggies, and supporting our local farmers and buisnesses, we walk as much as possible to places.
September 8, 2014 1:00 PM By Silvia D
I take the public transit to work
September 8, 2014 7:39 PM By BlessedTA
This is so true! I love simplicity in my life but far too often get caught up in convenience. I love the simplicity of my garden and it definitely helps to fulfill my need for simplicity, as does home cooked meals.
September 8, 2014 10:11 PM By Debbie S.
I don't own a car or a cell phone , and hang our clothes to dry
September 8, 2014 10:46 PM By Bernice
My Simplicity is cooking from Scratch and using the freshest of local ingredients.
September 8, 2014 11:00 PM By Jennifer C (@JusticeSadie)
I hang my laundry outside, I preserve and I garden!I try!
September 8, 2014 11:14 PM By Isabel Topps
I LOVE to read! :) Gives me a lil peace!
September 9, 2014 6:40 AM By Amy Heffernan
i make my own broth for soups stews i cook lots of jams pasta sauce freeze them so its less money and time
September 9, 2014 9:16 AM By kelly young
I have a greenhouse
September 9, 2014 10:54 AM By diane welburn
I love cooking from scratch! Makes me happy. :)
September 9, 2014 8:14 PM By Sandy T
When I travel somewhere I like to write postcards and send them to friends and family. It's much more meaningful and personal than just sending a facebook message about my trip.
September 9, 2014 10:46 PM By Charlotte Krause
surviving without a smartphone!
September 9, 2014 11:33 PM By supriya
reading i am an avid reader nothing simpler than that
September 10, 2014 10:17 AM By Jo-Anne Pfoh
Plant a garden, make home made Jam, freeze vegetables, everything is better from the 60s and 70s
September 10, 2014 11:22 AM By Doris Calvert
I never used pre-packaged, canned, bottled, or processed foods. If I can't make it myself, it doesn't get made. :D
September 10, 2014 5:30 PM By Elizabeth Friesen
I love simplicity in being more self sufficient by gardening and canning and making things I need.I find simplicity in honest hard work.
September 10, 2014 8:39 PM By Wanda Tracey
We juice fruits and vegetables
September 10, 2014 9:52 PM By Anna Johnson
Simplicity is cooking a great meal from scratch and having everyone of the family members enjoying it and each others company in a peaceful environment
September 11, 2014 2:03 AM By Heidi Pawluk
Gardening and harvesting my own vegetables!
September 11, 2014 3:38 AM By Rebby
I started an herb garden , its tasty, relaxing and free
September 11, 2014 5:57 AM By patty george
I aspire to growing and drying my own herbs!
September 11, 2014 9:31 AM By Stephanie Lau
My channels for simplicity were far greater before I had children...likely due to stress being higher. My staple for simplicity is my garden.
September 11, 2014 10:07 AM By j nelosn
My home simplicity is a daily chores list in my head of what needs to be done...such as at least 1 load of laundry from start to finish, dishes in the dishwasher (any that don't fit get done by hand), vacuum, wipe the bathrooms down so when we do the deep clean it takes 20 minutes rather than an hour. It works for me. Also crockpot suppers are fabulous...throw it in on low in morning come together at 5 and eat!
September 11, 2014 11:27 AM By Jan Stout
Perfect advice for each and every one of us! Even posting this on my FB!
September 11, 2014 11:37 AM By Pamela
Interesting post. This gives me something to think about. I think that living in a small community away from the city in a modest home smaller home adds some simplicity to my life. We like to garden, enjoy community events, purchase local and natural whenever possible.
September 11, 2014 2:19 PM By angela mitchell
I love that we have a garden that makes things so simple when going out to the garden and grabbing veggies that are needed to cook with LOVE home grown veggies
September 11, 2014 4:07 PM By Tina F
I am the thrift store Queen! ha ha Love it :)
September 11, 2014 7:19 PM By Becky Best
we buy new only when we need too, we wear hand me downs. we try to walk places instead of drive
September 11, 2014 7:24 PM By charity k
This is great! I like to reuse, recycle or repurpose as much as a can. Recently, I've added a compost bin to decrease our garbage waste.
September 11, 2014 8:13 PM By Marnie G (Derrick Todd)
I simplifying by not buying more than what we can reasonably eat so we don't waste that much.
September 11, 2014 11:56 PM By Victoria Ess
Many of the things you mentioned I have done at different seasons of my life. Right now we are looking to downsize and "simplify" Small home; closer for walking and biking. One thing I have always loved and still do, is hang my clothes outside.
September 12, 2014 11:08 AM By InezbyDesign
Simplicity is growing my own herbs and veggies in my garden
September 12, 2014 1:47 PM By Stephanie
no vehicle doesn't only save our environment but it saves money for gas, we use a electric scooter bike to get around battery operated charge and go
September 12, 2014 7:16 PM By wendy gage
growing my own vegetable and herb garden
September 12, 2014 9:46 PM By leana
well instead of driving or taking the subway, i walk. this gives me time to think and admire things as I walk by and discover stores along the way
September 13, 2014 5:25 AM By em
I take transit where I can
September 13, 2014 6:41 PM By MrDisco
"Simplicity is freeing. Convenience invites the shackles of consumerism." I like this one because it feels true. Cooking and shopping to eat may take time but there is a freedom to choosing ingredients and what you put in your body. Convenience foods may seem easy but you are stuck eating and buying what a company produces and with nutritional properties not necessarily good for you.
September 13, 2014 8:05 PM By J
I use my tomatoes and I jar them into spaghetti sauce. we shop at value village.
September 13, 2014 8:42 PM By Chandra O'Connor
Over the years, I have taught my kids the greatness of doing it yourself and today, they do their own canning, freezing, vacuum sealing and more. My son also does his own smoking of meats and fish . Thanks for the info.
September 14, 2014 6:57 AM By Carol Barrette
travel mugs and pack lunches on car trips
September 14, 2014 7:47 AM By cindy
i hang my clothes on the line when possible and recycle
September 14, 2014 8:42 AM By Treen Goodwin
I always hang my clothes on the clothesline to dry. My grandson from the city thinks this is a treat and always wants to help
September 14, 2014 8:46 AM By Linda Klages
I feel simplicity is being back to basic not all these extravagent things people have
September 14, 2014 9:14 AM By Wendy hutton
I plant my own herb garden and tomatoes. Tried growing corn but the raccoons got them all!
September 14, 2014 9:22 AM By Corry L
Using my bicycle and hanging laundry.
September 15, 2014 9:34 AM By Brad K
I garden and crochet, it relaxes me.
September 17, 2014 10:41 PM By BobbiJo Pentney
I enjoy planting vegetables and beautiful flowers.
September 18, 2014 6:05 AM By DianeG
These are all really good tips that I may start following. I try to grow my own herbs, preserve, make food from scratch, read books and listen to the radio (instead of television and computers some of the time), compost, walking and biking. I could do much more though.
September 18, 2014 10:14 PM By Laura D
Gardening is the form of simplicity I have especially my sunflowers as I enjoy watching the birds play, and harvest from these giant beauties.
September 19, 2014 7:41 AM By SHERRI-ANNE WILLS
Cook everything from scratch. Continuously decluttering. Learning to say no...
September 19, 2014 9:19 PM By Jo
My husband. lol Drawing and reading
September 20, 2014 12:21 AM By Janet Neufeld
I am quite crafty so I find knitting and rug making very simple but satisfying.
September 20, 2014 12:51 AM By Cahley Tod-Tims
This one: Simplicity is wait. Convenience is now. I can be a patient person!
September 28, 2014 2:22 AM By Nicolas C
Read a great book last year, called " a year of buying nothing", or something like that. Made me re-think all purchases, have now got it down to only pleasure shopping when travelling...
October 2, 2014 8:04 AM By Lorraine Orton
I only do about 1/4 of the things you've listed. And I do find myself using the two terms interchangeably. I find myself making excuses for for not doing things simpler, while other things aren't yet possible. i'm dying to get some space to garden and grow my own vegetables, but we live in an apartment and our windows don't see much sun. Equally, I've tried hanging clothing in the apartment in the summer, but it takes days and days to dry because we don't get much cross breeze through the apartment. I have however tried my hand at making my own laundry soap. I've seen people make dandelions into wine; the same goes for the hulls of strawberries. I'd love to see you post a tutorial on rendering tallow and lard because it's something I'd be interested in giving a try.
October 2, 2014 12:28 PM By Amber Y
Love the way this is put together! Delayed gratification of new things. Waiting, taking time... these are some of the ways I practice simplicity.
October 2, 2014 2:25 PM By Heather
Simplicity to me is not going all out, I'm having a thanksgiving dinner and yes, I will do the turkey and all the trimming, the pumpkin pie. But I will keep it simple. I will be wearing my blue jeans and the table setting will be my daily dishes nothing extravagant.
October 5, 2014 6:08 PM By Carole Dube
I love to cook with local produce from the local markets.
October 5, 2014 7:45 PM By Cheryl Almas
Living without tech toys , imagine!
October 7, 2014 9:32 AM By josephine evans
I have a garden & love it & I try not to rely on material things to much
October 7, 2014 8:25 PM By Suzie M
love my herb garden and shopping at local farm markets
October 9, 2014 6:10 AM By LILLIAN BROWN
We have our own garden and always bring our stainless canteen
October 10, 2014 12:03 PM By Jana L.
Waking up and playing with my daugther
October 10, 2014 3:45 PM By jackie
I prepare meals for the week on Sunday to make my week so much easier.
October 10, 2014 3:49 PM By Nicole Adam
Living on a farm, canning and baking and gardening. That is my simplicity
October 10, 2014 3:50 PM By Angela B
I try to eat clean;uprocessed local foods; I ride a bike to work till the snow flies; I try to stay active outdoors-I really don't like gyms and prefer the fresh air-even in winter :)
October 10, 2014 3:51 PM By Lisa Ferris
Over the years, I learnt and I'm still learning to spend less and it feels very good...
October 10, 2014 3:55 PM By LidiaB
I'm afraid I do not have very much simplicity in my life, however, I do try to line dry my clothes, and I enjoy vegetable gardening (and the area rabbits enjoy it too!)
October 10, 2014 3:56 PM By Andrea Allan
I totally resonate with the "slowing down". I work as a counsellor and often work on mindfullness techniques with my clients - it's a time consuming practice to learn but so simple to practice.
October 10, 2014 4:01 PM By Natalie
Great advice! I planted a garden this year, started collecting my own rain water to water it, I hang my clothes on the line to dry in the summer.
October 10, 2014 4:06 PM By Joanne
I dont drive, I walk and use public transportation
October 10, 2014 4:07 PM By Darrah Bailey
Not enough simplicity in my life. Everything is gogogogo so this is great I'm going to try and implement a lot of these. The most simple thing I try to do instead of wasting water when i need hot tap water I have a jug that I put under the tap to save the cold water until the hot water comes through and I used that cold water for my dogs and plants.
October 10, 2014 4:18 PM By Donna Sousa
My son have cerebral palsy... so the most important in our live is our health, love, and voila !! ;) SIMPCLITY, AUTHENTICITY
October 10, 2014 4:22 PM By Geneviève Daoust
We try to grow a lot of our produce as much as possible. We also recycle all we can. For fun our family takes advantage of nature and free entertainment. Keeping it simple!!
October 10, 2014 4:59 PM By Karlene Carnegie
i like doing laundry by hand, the smaller stuff that is, the big stuff i don't. I live in Kitchener, and i see the Mennonites living the simple life here. Some don't have electricity.
October 10, 2014 5:13 PM By Mark Cook
I love keeping it simple. My washer broke 2 years ago and I haven't had a clothes dryer for over ten years. I wash my clothes by hand and hang them up outdoors to dry when the weather permits and on a clothes rack in the winter. I freeze as many fresh veggies that I can for the winter time. I live in an apartment and cannot have a real garden. Simplicity is fun.
October 10, 2014 5:21 PM By Betty Fortin Catto
Simplicity exerts effort. Convenience takes the road of least resistance. I love that harvesting my garden is a simlicity, yet the resultsare so complicated.
October 10, 2014 5:29 PM By Janice Cournoyer
I love thrifting and so does my whole family. I plant my own vegetables love juicing.
October 10, 2014 7:04 PM By Gabriela Aguilar
Make extra at mealtimes to freeze for another meal on a rushed day
October 10, 2014 7:21 PM By Charissa
Simplicity is enjoying the little things in life - like a quiet friday night on the couch cuddling up to my puppy dog :)
October 10, 2014 7:53 PM By Andrea Morrow
I love to garden and take daily walks with my boys. Taking walks are so simple and costs nothing. My boys learn so much on those walks too.
October 10, 2014 8:31 PM By @loucheryl
I bake and cook everything from scratch using natural, wholesome ingredients ~ no comparison in taste and it makes me proud to feed my family and friends the best.
October 10, 2014 9:39 PM By dBaker
I planted fresh herbs and will bring inside for the winter to use ... also like cooking simple meals for my family to enjoy instead of eating out or fast food.... I try not to sweat the small stuff anymore...
October 10, 2014 10:04 PM By Jean Lapointe
I love to cook from scratch.
October 10, 2014 10:17 PM By Wendy Sirois
I love this article. Brain storm a lot. Simplicity and Convenience,
October 11, 2014 2:36 AM By fionpu
Growing our own vegetables and fruits and hanging out the clothes to dry are a few of the simple things we love to do.
October 11, 2014 7:30 AM By Vienna B.
Driving truck for a living now you learn quickly what you really need on a daily basis! Simple it is!
October 11, 2014 9:01 AM By Jody D
I love to garden and having a beautiful and bountiful garden that is pesticide free ables us to eat healthy meals. Simplicity is blending a love of a stress free hobby and having the harvest to show for it.
October 11, 2014 9:33 AM By Tracey MacDonald MacEwen
Great article - I hang my laundry in the spring, summer and fall, garden, make jellies and jams and freeze for the winter. we go berry picking in the woods for Saskatoons and wild blueberries. We cancelled our cable TV. Love cooking and making roasts and broth. These are a few of the simple things we do.
October 11, 2014 10:00 AM By Judy N.
I like to buy second hand things, good for me and the enviroment.
October 11, 2014 10:50 AM By Carol M (Lushka S)
I am eating simplier meals and it take less time to prepare. I hang laundry, work with people with disabilities and I have seen from them that the simple things make them happy.
October 11, 2014 3:13 PM By Donna Doyle
Going to the library and reading a book
October 11, 2014 3:32 PM By Erika
I keep it simple by always checking out local thrift shops and I donate to them as well to keep stuff out of the landfill. I also like to grow a garden.
October 11, 2014 3:55 PM By Suzanne Giroux
I try to be conscientious about simplicity by being more self sufficient.We grew a garden this year. I thrift store shop,no TV,use the library a lot.
October 11, 2014 4:37 PM By Dale Steele Nicolov
I love to garden and having a beautiful and bountiful garden that is pesticide free ables us to eat healthy meals. Simplicity is blending a love of a stress free hobby and having the harvest to show for it.
October 11, 2014 5:16 PM By Tracey MacDonald MacEwen
My form of simplicity is growing and maintaining my own herb garden ~ much more satisfying, healthy and good for the pocketbook
October 11, 2014 9:24 PM By jo
Keeping it simple is always the best approach for me. Our Thanksgiving this year will be celebrated on Sunday with our closest family, simple turkey dinner with traditional fare. Afterwards, a nice family walk will round out the day for us.
October 12, 2014 8:45 AM By Maureen Rennie
My form of simplicity is preserving summer produce for winter from my own garden vegetables that I harvest myself.
October 12, 2014 11:59 AM By Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux
Simplicity in my life takes the form of growing my own fruits, vegetables, and herbs in my garden. Less enviromental impact from purchasing produce from other countries, zero pesticides, and really fun and rewarding to step into my garden and pick what I need.
October 12, 2014 1:24 PM By Elsa Foli
The simplicity I have in my life is making as many homemade meals as we can, and going on daily walks. The meals save over eating fast-food and walking is free, fun, and gets us outside to enjoy the beauty of nature.
October 12, 2014 6:33 PM By Amber F
I airdry clothes and use reusable shopping bags.
October 12, 2014 7:02 PM By Theresa A.
I often make my own bread or rolls, and keep the supplies in at all times. It ends up saving me money and time by not letting me get distracted at the grocery store, or spending on unplanned purchases while I am there. Using a bread machine is convenient, and I can do other things at home while it does some of the work for me.
October 12, 2014 7:48 PM By Leslie W-H
My form of simplicity is preserving summer produce for winter from my own garden vegetables that I harvest myself.
October 13, 2014 12:08 PM By Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux
The notion that 'simplicity is intentional; convenience is impulsive' really stuck with me. I try to live an intentional life that, while not always convenient, is fulfilling. Also, protein powders weird me out - eat real food!!
October 14, 2014 9:44 AM By Carly N
Simplicity is the way my grandmother did it. She was the best gardener and home canner. I like to garden and still make her homemade Indian Relish Salsa with my veggies
October 14, 2014 10:03 AM By Gina Fleury
This is great so many unique ideas thank you for the info
October 14, 2014 10:50 AM By Chantel

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