Remember the good ol’ days?

Remember the good ol’ days when Granny would call in you from playing in the street for a plate of fresh baked cookies? Remember the good ol’ days when Mom made EVERYTHING you used…toothpaste, shampoo, soap…? Remember the good ol’ days when you needed a new dress, Mom would make one for you?

Well the fact is, most of us probably don’t remember the good ol’ days. We probably remember shopping at J.C. Penny’s for our new school clothes every August. We probably remember that nice blue tube of Crest toothpaste always sitting on the bathroom counter, with a back up in the linen closet. We probably remember Oreos and Chips Ahoy arranged on a plate for us when we got home from school….Our lives have become so commercialized, it would be unrecognizable to those who lived in the good ol’ days. We buy everything we need, usually without giving a second thought to what goes into making it, what goes into getting it to the store, what goes into our bodies….Well, I have decided to change that. I am on a crusade to create the good ol’ days for me and my family. No processed food here, no shampoo, no toothpaste, no diapers from the store.

As I delve deeper and deeper into the world of homemade, I’d like to share my journey with you. There have been a lot of experiments, failed recipes, and interesting stories, but there have also been a lot of successes, triumphs, and awesome smelling deoderants (which I’ll cover in another post….stay tuned). Mostly, there’s been a lot of fun….so come join me!!


About alixwhenlifewaseasy

Hey all!! I am a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful little girls, Bella and Charlotte. My amazing husband is currenlty in the Marine Corps Reserves and is working on his BA in order to become an officer. We live in Colorado and love it here!!
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2 Responses to Remember the good ol’ days?

  1. Lisa says:

    Oh Alix, I love it!!! Great job!! I can’t wait to read other posts!
    You’re so right! Few of us do have the memory of a “homemade life” when we were growing up. I certainly don’t. My Mother has those memories and probably your Grandma does but for those of us who were born after the 1960’s we, for the most part, fell victim to consumerism. Oh how I long for the days “When Life Was Easy” (on our pocketbooks and our bodies). I’ll join you in your crusade. 🙂

    • Yay! I’m glad I’m not the only one who longs for the good ol’ days! I want my girls to know how to make toothpaste and where their lotion comes from and how to sew a dress! I feel like life used to be so much easier: there was less worry, concern, ingredients haha! Not to mention, you never had to worry about clothes fitting you, because you made them yourself!! 🙂

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