Today we spent the day barn sale perusing, rolling around with a litter of kittens, and checking out a small new england library house from the 1930s (most of the books are that dated, too) - we got a membership for five dollars, quaint, not even checking ID, just writing ryan's name in lovely script in a leather ledger. So! every week will be filled with old, beautiful books ; the Peter Pan edition I checked out was from 1920 & the librarian remarked that it had last been checked out in 1973. And now, in 2013 <3
Also trying to ween ourselves off of conventional laundry. I do half of our laundry in the sink, once a week, now, with homemade detergent (you can google recipes but you basically just need borax and washing soda and something for your scent pref). I hang then to dry the first night inside, and then finish them off in the morning sun on the twine line I strung on the patio (they smell so much nicer than washing machine loads!).