Putting my money (and my resources) where my mouth is…

I’m doing it… Finally!  Putting my money (resources) where my mouth is.

I have dreamed for many years about starting my own business and selling my wares.

There are so many things I like to do, and for so long I felt that I had to pick just one thing.

I’m here to tell you that I don’t have to pick one thing that I like to do.  I don’t have to focus on ONE type of item to put out there. And neither do you!

Trying out my own home remedies
Trying out my own home remedies – facial cloths (wipes) and shampoo for starters.

My husband and I are planning on moving back to Alaska in the next couple of years. Not just anyplace in Alaska, a small village in SE Alaska. A small and remote village of under 500 people. Accessible by boat or small plane.

Income opportunities are limited, as are access to stores and basic supplies.

Why are we doing this? Why not stay in the comfort of our current location, where we have “everything” (and nothing).

We are moving back to Alaska to Fred’s ancestral home. We are going to revitalize his families clan house – (see related post here).

Our ultimate goal is to become self-sufficient. We are preparing now for that transition and learning everything we can about homesteading and permaculture. Sure, we’ll be able to travel to larger communities for major items, but it’s not as easy as hopping in your car on a whim and going to the local big box store, or even a convenience store.

Our big box store will be our garden, the forest, and the ocean.

My business is named “Every Bit Handcrafted” because I will be using every bit of the resources I have available to me and crafting those into items for sale that we can use as income or for barter.

What really makes all of this possible is the internet. On-line shopping, virtual store fronts, mobile banking. Now is the time.

I’m starting with soaps, lotions and salves. Why? Because that is what I have always been fascinated with. In my quest to become more self-sufficient I am learning how to make things for myself, the bonus is that I know and have total control over what goes into what I am making.

I’ll be starting small… So please let me know if you are interested in what I am offering. My plan is to share my successes and my not so successful experiences. There is always room to learn and grow.

~ Molly

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