BE HAPPY


I don't know who needs to hear this, but....

If you are telling him what you need to be in a happy relationship, and he is ignoring you, that is not love.

You deserve a man who will fight with you 12 times a day about who loves who more, as he is building the shed he promised.

You deserve someone who takes your goals and dreams and makes them their own.

Someone who supports you just as much as you support them.

If he is not going to do that for you, you deserve to find someone who will. 

Prepping with pets



Tracking the things we do to meet the goals we have.

If you came over to my house right now, you would see notebooks all over. I am a pen-to-paper kind of person. I am rarely on my phone. I actually use the Screen time settings to limit my screen time on my phone. Somedays I choose to go over, but most days I rarely even get a notification for apps like Facebook or Instagram that I have even hit my daily time limit. I need to adjust my podcast and YouTube settings because I listen to those throughout the day, and listening to things is the majority of my phone usage. 

So when I got a fitness and nutrition coach to hold me accountable to my goals, you know her, my friendBeckie with Relentlessly Fit, and the entire program required an app and using it to track my nutrition, activity, and water daily, you can guess how that went over.

When I checked in this morning, I made a commitment to write down what I am eating throughout the week...
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How I Became A Homemaker

We recently purchased 12 acres just outside of a smaller town, and are sharing our journey as we build our self-sufficient lifestyle. 

 

I have learned a lot in the last 10 years of becoming more self-sufficient. This feels like the end goal to a dream, but really it's only the beginning. There are so many things you can do to become more self-sufficient no matter what your living arrangement is. The important thing is to start where you are. 

 

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50 Ways to Fill Your Cup in 10 Minutes or Less

Filling our cup or self-care doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. I used to think I needed a whole Spa Day or Girl's Night to consider it "Me Time". 

Changing the way we look at self-care makes it so much less stressful. And honestly who has time to stress over the thing that is supposed to help us manage our stress??

Not Me. 

So I scoured the internet, talked to friends, racked my brain, and I put together a list of self-care action items you can do in less than 10 minutes. 

Start taking care of yourself, so you can show up and take care of everyone else. 


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How to make time for the things you NEED to do, and still do the things you WANT to do.

How to make time for the things you NEED to do, and still do the things you WANT to do.
I KNOW BUSY. 

I live it. Every single day.

So, when I told myself I was writing a blog post today, I made the time to do it. I looked at my list of blog ideas, and realized this topic was perfect.

Which is why I KNOW you need to hear this too.

We all have the same amount of hours in the day. We decide what we are going to do with those hours. If we have set obligations, we have less hours to get our other tasks done, but still need to do them.

This may look like working out for 30 minutes a week if that is all you can squeeze in, as long as you make the time to take care of your body. 

75 Hard (even though I am on my 3rd reboot at the time of this writing...) is teaching me about prioritizing the things that are important to us. I am spending 1hr 30m a day working out. 


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Working from home.. Yup... I got a JOB

Technically, I have been working from home for a year and a half now, but now I get paid and have benefits while never having to leave the house (or my pajama pants).

I have been doing this job for a little over a month now, and let me tell you, I am so glad I know this isn't permanent. 

You may be wondering why an entrepreneur who focuses on being a full-time homemaker would take a full-time job... and there really is a good reason!


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Homeschool Secrets with Tabi Rae

We discussed some of the secret sauce she uses to keep her kids active and engaged in her homeschooling, Some of the things that didn't work for her kids, and how important is know not only your own homeschool style, but also your kids learning style.

One of the big topics we touched on was about "unschooling" your kids after they have been in public school systems. I loved that she has helped her kids (17, 14, 12, and 9) get out of the check it off and get it done mode, and back to a love of learning all the time. 
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How to Declutter Your Digital Life... Without the Headache

How to Declutter Your Digital Life... Without the Headache
We have to get it under control. As our world becomes more and more digitized, it's more important than ever to keep our digital clutter under control.

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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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