How to Set and Reach Goals Like a Boss

Today we wanted to talk about goal setting with January being the start of a new year.  A new year brings new beginnings, new inspiration and requires you to set new goals. You will be amazed by how much you can accomplish with setting goals at the beginning of the year.   

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How to Purchase Organic and non-GMO Foods on a Budget

Today we wanted to talk to you about how to purchase organic and non-GMO foods on a budget. One challenge you face when you were wanting to feed your family as much organic and non-GMO foods as possible is the cost of these items.

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Our Tips for Stress Free Holidays

Today we want to talk about how to keep your stress level down in the holidays. The holidays can easily become overwhelming and stressful. Here are a few tips to help make your holidays as stress free as possible.

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How to Declutter When You Have Little Time

One project we’ve been working on in our home at the start of this fall season is some decluttering in our home. With very little time to be able to tackle such a large project, here are a few tips to help you be successful in decluttering your home one drawer or cabinet at a time.

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Say Hello to our Little Hens

We would like to introduce our flock of egg laying hens.  These girls work from sunup to sundown to provide our family with high quality, organic and non-GMO eggs.  We feel these hens are one of the most valuable assets to our food supply on our urban farm.

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What are you doing for National Preparedness Month?

The month of September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Therefore an important question to ask is what are you doing for National Preparedness Month (NPM)? During this month, people are reminded to prepare themselves and their families now and throughout the year. Most importantly NPM focuses on helping people to think ahead and prepare in the case of a disaster. If more people thought about this and prepared more people would be better prepared in the case of a disaster. If more people were prepared there would be less chaos and panic when disaster does strike.

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Picking Apples

Are you ready to say goodbye to summer?  While we are not completely ready to say goodbye to summer, we can’t ignore that some apples which are typically not ready for several more weeks are already ripe and ready to be picked.  Therefore, this week our family picked 100 pounds of apples at a local u-pick apple orchard.  Every year we go to this orchard and pick a couple buckets of apples.  Last year we picked 4 buckets of apples and this year we picked 5 buckets of apples.  Each bucket of apples ends up being about 20 pounds of apples for the mere cost of $12.00 a bucket.  If you did the math, that ends up being about $1.67 per pound.

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Money Saving Grocery Tips

How to save money on your groceries

Today we wanted to share our money saving grocery tips with you. We have a fairly strict grocery budget each and every month as we are working on becoming debt free. Therefore, we do everything we can to reduce the household expenses that we have control over. One of these budgets is our monthly grocery budget. We are working to keep this budget under $600 per month which includes food, eating out, and household expenses.

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Oregon Coast Trip

Today our family made a trip to the Oregon Coast. For this trip we visited the city of Newport and Nye Beach. With the arrival of our newest child we knew we wouldn’t be able to take an extended trip but we wanted our daughter to still have some summer fun. We are lucky enough to live just about an hour from the coast and we absolutely love visiting the beach and putting our toes in the sand. Today the weather was slightly overcast but it was pretty nice day for what us Oregonians would consider a nice day at the beach. We played in the sand with our daughter, put our feet in the water, walked on the beach and also spent some time just sitting and watching the waves wash up on the shore. We spent about 2 hours at the beach before leaving to get lunch.

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