Prepping for the little disasters is more important than prepping for a zombie apocalypse.

I almost lost our $4000 Zero-Turn to our pond not too long ago.
 
I woke up that morning to a beautiful sunshiny day. With dreams of completing some work in the yard, and getting ready for spring.

10 minutes later the mower was stuck in the mud 😂

Using the jack and some plywood, I was able to get it on a steady platform so it could get traction. That didn’t work. So I jacked up the front end and realized that the mower had sunk down and was stuck on the 4-inch tall stump (maybe 2 inches wide) that had been in the middle of the weeds (4 inches tall, because the mower is a BEAST and cut through it - also a good reason we probably needed to buy new blades recently.)

Off to the garage for the chainsaw... cut that baby down, dropped the mower, and I was back in business.

The dogs and I went for a ride around the property, mowing down bits of weeds.
I took the dogs inside for a water break and decided to mow around the pond....

And that’s where the trouble happened...
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Creating a well balanced life

Creating a well balanced life
When I woke up late on Monday (because I stayed up too late... again), I didn't have time for a slow morning routine before getting ready to go to the vet. I usually write my morning social media posts, emails, and work for a little bit before really getting going for the day. 

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An Apple a Day...

An Apple a Day...

Apples are one of my favorite fruits. 


If you are buying them from a store, they can also be the most pesticide-exposed fruit available. They remain high on the EWG’s dirty dozen list because they are sprayed with pesticides post-harvest to prevent them from discoloring during cold storage.  

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Who is a homemaker?

Who is a homemaker?
What comes to mind when you think of a homemaker? Do you think of old TV shows depicting women in dresses and heels or your Grandma baking pies for dessert to a homemade meal? You may be wondering what a homemaker is, who a homemaker is, and if you are or can be a homemaker.
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How negative people affect your life

How negative people affect your life
Whether the negative people in your life are sharing a bathroom with you, exist on the internet, or happen to acquaintances in the workplace, you can make the choice to limit the time you allow them to impact your life. Sometimes, we don't notice someone is a negative person until we start working on ourselves. Readjust as you need to. Remember that if your thoughts drift to negative space, it's time to evaluate who you are spending your time with. 

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The cost of eating healthy

The cost of eating healthy
I have found that anytime we eat at home is cheaper than those fast-food menus. Even if they lure us in with the dollar menu. By purchasing ingredients and making meals at home, from scratch, we can eat healthy, delicious foods every day. Without breaking the bank.

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Now I Journal...

I have always wanted to journal, and with my obsession with office supplies, it's the perfect hobby.

However, past Alice didn't know the things present Alice does. 
We all have a purpose on this planet. By figuring out who we are here to serve at this moment, right now, we can change the world.

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Keeping Promises to Yourself is Vital to being Successful

Keeping Promises to Yourself is Vital to being Successful
This weekend was a true test of my commitment to the promises I make to myself. I am usually the first person I am okay with disappointing, but I am changing that story. I am keeping my promises to myself. If I can't keep them for myself, how will I ever be consistent with others?

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It's done! We are FINALLY Unpacked! 12 Acre Wonderland Home Tour

It's done! We are FINALLY Unpacked! 12 Acre Wonderland Home Tour
If you have followed me for a long time, you may have seen this pallet console table in our old apartment. Andy custom built it for our hallway, because we had NO storage, and barely a closet for our utility room. This table made the PERFECT entry table in our new home! Right now it is full of tools that need to charge, but one day it will be minimal and home of all of the gear we need when we leave the house. For now, it's dual purpose will suffice.

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5 Reasons Every Gardener Should Grow Spinach

5 Reasons Every Gardener Should Grow Spinach
There are so many reasons to grow Spinach in your garden. These 5 reasons are just the beginning.
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