Although my days of dyed hair and piercings have long since been traded in for fruit snacks and mom jeans –haha, okay, just kidding about that last part– I still like to think that I still carry with me a little punk wherever I go. Nowadays my rebellion is more direct, my lifestyle is one that reflects my “down with the [corporate] man” attitude. Acts like gardening, cooking from scratch, sewing, and in general just trying to live a more self sustainable life. What says punk more than letting the bigwigs know that their products don’t control your happiness?
What was your one biggest PUNK move this year?
Last month my husband and I somewhat spontaneously moved our family away from the city and back to the country. This was an especially daring move considering our two children and mortgage, but we haven’t regretted it once.
Although he wasn’t directly giving me advice, I love this quote from Thomas Moore. In inspired my website, Homegrown & Healthy, and helps me keep my vision for creating an online community: “There is no way to re-enchant our lives in a disenchanted culture except by becoming renegades from that culture and planting the seeds for a new one.” Powerful, huh?
Impatient. Passionate. Loyal.
I don’t use recipes.. even when I try to use recipes I just can’t seem to do it. However, when I’m lacking inspiration our dinner tends to revolve around lots and lots of sauteed veggies served quesadilla style (freshly shredded cheese, wheat tortillas, spicy salsa.. http://homegrownandhealthy.
Best home tip (decor, etc)?
DIY, DIY, DIY. Embrace your inner artist, even if you’re not crafty. This allows you total customization and the end result is something totally… you! Shop thrift stores and sales bins, and when you’re going to shell out the big bucks be sure to direct it to someone local, not a chain store.
Just for the hell of it, here’s Aubrey in her more “punk” days…in all her ripped-jeans, dyed-hair glory……
More on Aubrey – A Bio: My name is Aubrey and I am a proud wife and mother to two little girls. The combination of buying our home (as in, we have our own yard!) and our newest baby (as in, homemade baby food!) created a catalyst that provoked my interest in gardening. In researching this hobby I came across information that really made me question mainstream food. The chemicals and preservatives alone made the mother in me cringe, not to mention what the chef in me thought about the difference in taste. Thomas Moore said, “There is no way to re-enchant a disenchanted culture except by becoming renegardes from that culture and planting the seeds for a new one.” I began my endavor into Homegrown & Healthy (http://homegrownandhealthy.com) as a way to spread a message about getting back to our roots and living more naturally. You can join us there daily for recipes, tutorials, and advice for healthy, simple living.