Friday, June 30, 2017

In my Garden.

Every morning I get outside and water my garden and I spend about an hour just sitting there with my coffee and enjoying all green. I love gardening, I think that if I had a house with big garden I would spend all day outside.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

First jam.

The very first jam of this season is freezer strawberry jam. I made 15 jars and that should last us until next year. Next will be blueberries and this year I have to make more then last year because we finished all the jars by Christmas.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Our tree.

When we moved in about 9 years ago there were 6 trees between our building and the next one. It was great in the summer when they all were green and full of animals, on daily basis we saw raccoons, hawks, blue jays and cardinals. Sometimes it was better to sit on our balcony then watch the animal channel. Few years ago the owners of one half of the house started to renovate and so 4 trees went, we had a hard time with them being cut down but couldn't do anything. As long as we still had the biggest and closest tree, we were fine. Then the house got rented and the renovation of the other half began. Right away the smaller tree was cut down and we began to fear that one day our tree will be gone too. It was so great to wake up in the morning and the first thing you see thru the window was green branches, our cat loved to sit on the window and watch the birds and the birds were sounding an alarm because of the cat, there were raccoons sleeping in the tree and hawks eating their meals. We were hoping that maybe this tree will be spared but this weekend our worst fear became a reality, the tree was cut down and now there is no trees, the only green thing is my garden.  


Friday, June 23, 2017


Yesterday I enjoyed some quite time on my balcony, surrounded by my plants and reading newest Taproot magazine. I try to have few moments like that every day and now even more because next week school is ending so my kids will be with me all the time. This year plan for summer vacation is very simple, just go out to parks, beach, playgrounds and swimming pools, go for more picnics, play ball and read outside. What are your plans for this summer?  


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In my Garden.

My balcony is getting greener with every day. This year I planted: carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, onions, potato and sweet potato, I also had some kale but it was eaten by caterpillars. Everything is growing great, the weather is sunny and warm with rain here and there. Every morning I spend long time on my balcony just enjoying my garden.

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Monday, June 19, 2017


Finally I can relax; I started working outside my home in September with the hope of bringing an extra income. I was so excited for a new adventure, after 9 years at home, meeting new people and just getting out into the world. The best part of it was that it was 10 minutes walk so I didn't have to spend hours in public transit, I could work while my kids were in school and I was the supervisor. The beginning was great and slowly everything went down. The job got really stressful, the manager was impossible to work with and the physical aspect of it got to hard. My house became messy, my little one is so behind in her school work that I don't know if we ever catch up, my sewing business is out of half of my products with no time to sew anything and my blogs: well whoever visits me knows I haven't bin here that often, my work towards simple life almost completely stopped and that's when I realized that the amount of money that I was bringing home was not worth it. After discussion with my family we decided that it was much better when I was home, my husband will focus on working and bringing the income and I will go back to taking care of the home and family. So today is my first day out of work and I feel great, I am ready to get back to homemaking, cleaning, cooking and baking. The biggest upside of me being home is that I can focus on simple life, so here goes take two on simple life in big city. I hope that visitors didn't forget about me and still will visit me and leave some comments and I will try my best to be here often with new pictures and posts.