50 Things You Should Make And Not Buy

50 Things You Should Make And Not Buy

You know around here that we do not like to spend money foolishly.  There are so many things to make naturally and more frugally but sometimes it is overwhelming trying to find them all.   Wouldn’t it be great if there was a list that would show you a  whole bunch of ideas all at once?  Well we found a great list to start.  We will be trying a few of these ideas ourselves and wanted to share with you some of the greatest ideas out there. I know that I want to make my own yogurt and cheese. I already make deodorants, laundry soap, can food, make bread and I wouldn’t change it for anything! 50 Things You Should Make And Not Buy Follow me on any one of my social networks. Share this article on your preferred social network. Leave a comment. Don't...

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Have you ever wondered if you are doing the right thing at any given moment? There are many times that we are in positions we never thought we would be in. All too often we don’t get the life that we dreamed about or that the fairy tales said we would have. This also doesn’t mean that it has to be worse, it just means that it is different than we had anticipated. I could go on and on about personal disappointments that God has turned into pretty big blessings. Right now, we are going to be living away from family once again, I will be a work at home mom and also be a first time homeschooling mom. There are so many things that are going to change in my life and I know that the most important thing is that my attitude needs to be in the right place. God...

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Beginning The Homeschool Journey

Beginning The Homeschool Journey

*Referral links have been used. Opinions are 100% my own. Changes are coming in every direction.  Along with moving, we will be changing our method of schooling our children.  Last year my oldest was in Preschool and had a fantastic teacher in a private school.  Since we are moving away from this town, we are going to be looking into homeschooling.   The best thing is that our kids are young and they will be learning the same method pretty much from the beginning.   The great thing about where we are moving to, is there is already a few families who are homeschooling.  This will be great for learning the ins and outs.  I also have a ton of blogging friends who homeschool and are only a discussion away from talking! We are beginning the homeschool journey...

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Homeschool Curriculum Deals or Steals?

Homeschool Curriculum Deals or Steals?

*Referral Links have been used. Opinions are 100% my own. This year we will be homeschooling our boys.  We are starting at Preschool, so it should be nice!  We are looking forward to our journey.  I have been researching a lot and I came across this great deal!!   I am personally buying 3 of the deals.   I am buying the Pre-k and Tot, K-3 and the Charlotte Mason.  The best thing is these prices are already slashed to 60% or more off.  Then if you buy 2 you get the 3rd one FREE!   Click on this link if you want to look at the deals as well that we are buying for our family. Homeschool Bundle Deal Of the Year   The sale is over on the 28th!  So take a gander very soon!   Personally, I just ran across this otherwise, I would have let you know...

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When God Calls You Out Of Your Comfort Zone

When God Calls You Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Three years ago, God started calling us to a different life.   For three years we have been following him and getting closer to his plans.  God made it clear that things were going to change dramatically for us.  We just didn’t know what that meant. 1. Sold our House we were living in. Our first big step of obedience was selling a house that we just built eight months prior to God showing us his will.  This was hard in a way and easy in a way.  It was hard to sell something we had custom built.  It was hard to go through the emotions, but in the end it is just a house.  This was the easiest of all the obedient steps we have taken this far. 2. Move To Hometown. We had a unique issue.  When God called us to move out of our comfort zone, we had three houses....

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Why Most Families Just Run On Fumes

Why Most Families Just Run On Fumes

Every single family has at least moments that they are just barely getting by in life.  They aren’t enjoying life because they have over scheduled themselves.  Some families live in this chaos all the time.  It doesn’t have to be this way if you are one of those families who cannot recover from chaos.   We personally have a big move coming up and we have been living in this mess for a little while.  To be honest, this past year I have been living in this method more than I ever have before.  I launched two businesses and also tried to downsize for our upcoming move. Sometimes you just have to realize you can’t to it all and then you need to set your priorities.   1. Set Your Priorities   Is your priority to spend quality time with...

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Project Minimalist

Project Minimalist

The weeks have been slipping through my fingers.  We were working hard on getting our house up on the market.  Now it has been on the market for a week.  And we are having lots of activity.  Praise God!   First off, it is amazing how much people accumulate.   I know it is a blessing to have the only grandchildren on both sides of the family, but man did we have lots of stuff.  Lots and lots of stuff.  I think I am about up to making about $2,000 on selling stuff!   Now that my house is cleaned out, I have found it to be relaxing.  I don’t want decorations.  I want the simple life.  I don’t want extras  laying around.  I am done with clutter.   Sometimes a person doesn’t even realize all they have until they are trying to get ready...

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