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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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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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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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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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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Learning Life Lessons From a Netflix Show...

What a moment. 


I feel like we have all been in a moment like this in our lives. It feels like the whole world is falling in around us, like we have all lost control. Her first no was this dress. She was ready to give up. I have wanted to give up so many times. The amount of no’s, or not right now’s, or I’ll just use this other cheaper (possibly risky) product, etc. continues to grow. 


Sometimes, it seems like no matter what, you just aren’t reaching the people you want to reach. Sometimes, you feel like you are talking to a wall. Sophia recovers, and she takes the world by storm.

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10 Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Daily Routine

10 Easy Ways to Add Exercise to Your Daily Routine
Daily exercise can be hard to fit in.  By taking the time to turn our daily tasks into moments of movement, we can get just a little bit healthier every day. Sneaking in exercise doesn't have to be difficult. Here are a few of my favorite tips.
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