Inspirational Quotes for the Worry Wart – Part 1

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Worry is a fundamental element of human nature, but some of us struggle with it more than others (if you’re a worry wart put your hands up!). I Hope this collection of quotes will help squelch some worry in your life and bring a smile to your face. A wise, wise man realized that last […]

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness

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Some are funny and some are profound, but either way I hope these quotes brighten your day as much as they did mine.

Do you think my tractor’s sexy?

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Hubs and I bought a little Yanmar to till the garden, cut the grass, and clean out the “back 40.” It will replace our lawnmower and hopefully last a long time. Sweet T is going to enjoy taking rides on it next spring. I just love this picture of the two of them together!   […]

Sustainable Living…for Idiots!

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Hubs and I are wannabe homesteaders. We like to read about self-sufficiency, talk about it, and implement simplicity here and there, but are a far cry from living off the grid. The The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Self-Sufficient Living was a real encouragement for us to keep plodding along and taking those baby steps toward a sustainable lifestyle. Hubs, […]

Homemade Oatmeal Bath

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Sweet T has diaper rash for the first time in her life. I’m thinking weaning has something to do with it but since I’m not going to start nursing again now that she’s eating table food like a champ, all I can do is try to force more water and juice in her and give […]

Three Unique Ways to Demonstrate Gratitude

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It’s well and good to have an “attitude of gratitude,” but how about actually putting it into practice to those around you? Here are three simple things you can do today to show your appreciation and make someone’s day. 1. Leave a treat for your mail carrier – If your mail runs about the same […]

A Wise Cookie

And how often I need a reminder! May you enjoy the little things today. I’m off to dry some clothes out on the line.

Window Project

It’s way too nice of a day outside to be blogging and my poor washed out garden beckons so this will be a short post. Just wanted to show off my new windows! This is the first time since we’ve been married that I’ve had windows that actually open and that I will bother cleaning. […]

What does simplicity mean to you?

It’s interesting how the concept for simplicity can mean completely different things to different people. My mom and I were discussing this and for her, simplicity usually equals ease. She’d rather buy it than make it, pay full price rather than clip a coupon, and she places a premium on convenience. For her, that’s simple […]

Spring Fever

While we’ll have another cold snap (and maybe even more snow!) before spring, that didn’t stop us from reveling in the unexpected warmth and sunshine last weekend. “Teaser” days like this help me pull through the last weeks of winter knowing that longer, warmer days are in sight. Hubs was able to till up the […]