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Gearing Up the Greenhouse

This winter we’ve been working on a project that I believe would not only make 2017 awesome in terms of simplifying our lives, but would also be a cool project to share here. Since we knew were going to sell our townhouse and get another place, we carefully spent time defining what we really needed [...]

Last week I had my cousin over for lunch. It was the first time they’ve been to our new place here. We grilled some hamburgers and relaxed outside. While eating they noticed our rain barrel and asked about it. Why Rain Barrels Rock Having a rain barrel can be a smart move for the environment [...]

Free Books for You!

Are you looking for something new to read, but trying not to spend a ton of money? Good news – I’m giving away new and like new books! When Hurricane Matthew came up the coast a few weeks ago, we lost power. Without power, the sump pumps stopped working and yep, you guessed it, we had [...]

I’ve been struggling with making videos. Last month I recorded almost 30 clips and videos. You’d think my channel would be full of videos or at least have some awesome clips. But no. For most of last month, those videos were on my computer. I didn’t upload any until a few days ago. My problem? Fear. [...]

We have some big plans for our yard and lots of projects on our to-do list, but the foundation for all of them is pretty much the same – fix our soil. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen what we’re dealing with. We have lots of sandy dirt toward the [...]

As we continue our yard projects, I realize we’re embracing permaculture as we’re building up the garden and general layout. What’s Permaculture? It’s difficult to summarize, but I see it as a design process that attempts to mimic nature and build around systems instead of just looking at individual components. It’s usually associated with yard/garden design, but [...]

Stumped by which kinds of trees are in your yard? Here some tips to help quickly identify any unknown tree! This year is about about trees – learning about them, tending to them, pruning a few, and in some  cases, chopping them. Our yard is packed with trees. No matter which side you’re viewing it from [...]

What Keeps You Up at Night?

Last week we had a financial check-up. Between buying the house, some family things that have popped up, and other stuff going on, we knew it would be good to get a third pair of eyes to look over some things. As with most financial reviews, we went over our numbers – our savings, investments, [...]

This week I had a fantastic time meeting up with people at The Frontier for The Road to Financial Wellness. Jason Vitug, Phroogal founder and author  of You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life. He’s doing a road-trip around the country to help raising financial awareness. Financial Wellness in the Triangle Jason invited [...]

As I’m going through Joshua Becker’s Uncluttered course,  I’m seeing firsthand the benefits of simplifying and removing excess around the house. Last week we had cleaned out one of the most cluttered, overstuffed rooms in the house – our kids’. Reaching a Breaking Point Long story short, cleaning up was stressful for everyone. Our oldest daughter [...]

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