Saturday, February 14, 2015

My love of Valentine's Day

Yes, it's true, this is my favorite holiday! I know there are a lot of people out there that don't like this holiday very much, but for me, it's not a holiday about just couples, it's simply a holiday about love and sharing the love that you have for your family, friends, significant other, and really just about anyone. The week of Valentine's day is also Random Act's of Kindness Week, how fun! While I was working the 9-5, this was my all-time favorite week to plan for, and now that I'm working at home... well it's still my all-time favorite week to plan for.

   Here is a random act of kindness that Prairie Farms is doing through their campaign "Our Caps Your Cause" just in case you do purchase their brand of milk. For the longest time I had no idea they  donate $0.05 for each code that is redeemed from under the milk cap to the charity of your choice. So, this morning I redeemed the stash of lids I was collecting.

Since we recycle, I am already washing out the milk jug once its empty, so it's really easy to wash the cap along with it and toss it into a drawer until I'm ready to get on line and enter in a bunch at a time.

When your ready to enter your cap code go to and click on "our caps your cause". 
Then peel back the top label on the milk cap to reveal your code.

You can enter 5 cap codes at a time that will go to whatever charity you choose. There are a TON of charities and I think more are added every day so I suggest choosing your charity first. You can decide what type of charity you want (food pantry, education, service groups, animal rescue etc.) to donate to and click on that type and search for a specific location by using the right column options. 
 I am partial to donating to food pantries and sometimes to lions clubs, 
but any organization is a good one! 

Once they are all entered, you can toss the caps into the recycle bin, and be happy that a big corporation is giving back to their community. Yeah, it's only a small amount of money, but every little bit adds up, there has already been 10,000 donated to charities from Prairie Farms through this event! 

For the girls this morning I gave them the rest of the wheat grass that I had been growing for them. They liked it. 

Mr. Roo thought that the shinny camera may be something good to eat too. 

This morning I was thinking about what I wanted to share about the things I love about our new lifestyle, but if I would do that the list would just go on and on forever and ever. Instead, I decided to share the one thing I thought I would really have an issue getting use to, 
and it turned out to be something that I kind of love.  
Yeah, it's our cute little outhouse! 
 First I love the whimsical look of the cute thing, and the stained glass window
and the huge picture window. 

The view from the inside. 

I also really appreciate the dry toilet method of no water, no sewage and the smell of sawdust!

Have a happy Valentine's Day!!! 


  1. You have created a beautiful homestead. A few little goats & a treadle sewing machine would fit in perfectly.

    1. Thank you Michelle. I think your right, goats will be here in the spring and a treadle will be in my future sometime... I really enjoy reading about and seeing all your beautiful projects you have posted on your blog! Thanks for stopping by!