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Declutter Your Day

This week, we’re on our annual lake vacation. There’s limited internet and no cellular service at all. Without all that connectivity, I’ve had hours of time to read, reflect and plan out the rest of the year. One of the things I’ve been reflecting upon is the amount of time I must spend passively using technology for no real purpose! I’ve accomplished quite a lot on these vacation days and still managed to spend more…

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Lake Cabin Vacation

We’re on vacation! Every year, we rent a cabin at the lake I spent my summers as a child. In fact, the cabin is directly across the lake from the lakehouse my grandparents owned. The cabin is part of a small, family-owned resort.There’s no tv and no cell phone service. Wifi only really works if you get up really early. But, if you do get up early, this is your view: We will be fishing,…

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Achieve Your Goals and Dreams Using the Living Well Planner

Do you want to achieve your goals and dreams? Sure you do! Remember those resolutions you set in January? Me neither! Seriously, though, over 70% of people fail to achieve their goals or resolutions. My biggest resolution this year was to achieve my goals!   Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. My…

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June Life

School let out in a whirlwind. It seemed like every day was either a school event or an appointment that required at least an hour’s drive. It’s amazing how much can get crammed in those last days of school! Since then, we’ve been enjoying relaxing, sleeping in and having fun together! Ha! Ha! None of that is true… We’re up at the same time as the school year because of the chickens and swim team…

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5 Steps to Pantry Organization

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I’m embarrassed about the state of my pantry.  Earlier this weekend, I was attempting to find a packet of sauce mix… and couldn’t. Confession time. I am not a natural organizer. And pantry organization is something I struggle with, along with junk drawer organization, laundry room…

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School’s Out for Summer! 8 Summer Activities for Tweens

This post contains affiliate links. This means that by clicking on the link and purchasing an item, I may receive compensation at NO additional cost to you. Thank you for your support. Please read our Privacy Policy School is out for the summer and we are planning a summer extravaganza! Just kidding, we are planning on staying home with the chickens and taking advantage of our local library, along with creating our own fun. Lots of summer activities for tweens! Our…

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Rainy Days and Sundays

This past week has been a busy one! Graduation at the local high school means lots of preparations, events, and parties! During the graduation ceremony, all I could think about was how much closer I’ve gotten to being there as a parent. Ok, it’s 7 years away. But I have a feeling that those seven years will go by faster than anyone can believe!   Chicken Coop Improvements I also spent a lot of time…

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Don’t Miss This! Amazing LanternFest Experience

Almost two months ago, I read about the LanternFest. It’s an event where everyone gets to send up their own floating lantern into the sky with a few thousand other people. I’ve seen them in movies and documentaries, but the idea of attending one myself was too much to resist. We had to have this LaternFest experience! One quick search and $90 bucks later, I had tickets for me, my daughter and my cousins. Then…

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Wal-Mart Grocery Pick Up Service – Review

This post contains affiliate links. This means that by clicking on the link and purchasing an item, I may receive compensation at NO additional cost to you. Thank you for your support. Please read our Privacy Policy Every Memorial Day Weekend, we drive across the state to my mother’s hometown and spend the weekend with family and friends doing all the Memorial Day activities. We decorate all the graves at the cemetery (some are over 100 years old!), tell the stories…

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Life Happens

Every morning I wake up with a to-do list on my mind. Some days the list is done and some days, it’s forgotten two minutes after I’ve walked out the door. That’s just the way it works sometimes. The end of this month has been a busy one. We’ve traveled across the state twice – once with massive amounts of holiday traffic. 12-hour drive? Just what I signed up for!  There’s also been a lot…

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