8 simple changes to start living a healthier life

8 simple changes to start living a healthier life

Healthy choices don't need to be elaborate or difficult. Small, simple changes are the best way to create long lasting healthy habits in our lives. Here are 8 simple changes you can make to start living a healthier life, now. #healthyliving #healthyeating #healthychoices #healthymeals #lifestylechanges

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11 foods that I will almost always make from scratch and 3 I don't

11 foods that I will almost always make from scratch and 3 I don't

When it comes to rocking the frugal life, homemade food is one of the best ways to save money. I didn’t always make food from scratch and looking back I can’t believe how much money I spent on food that comes together so easily.

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Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget?

Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget?

Now, I'm not a dietary expert. Heck, I'm not much of an expert on anything - other than maybe rocking some awesome colored hair - but we have a fairly limited grocery budget (we stay under $90 each week for our family of seven) and still manage to eat a mostly balanced diet. Could we do better? Always! But over the last nine years of menu planning and frugal shopping habits I've learned a few tricks for eating well on a budget.

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Easter, garden time, & date night - 5 times I found joy in the chaos this week

Easter, garden time, & date night - 5 times I found joy in the chaos this week

How was your week? I thought we had a fairly calm and quiet week and that I wouldn't have much to share - and then I looked back through my pictures and actually had to choose my favorites because there were so many! This is why I think it's so important to keep track of your joy and gratitude. It's easy to forget just how amazing this life is and how many wonderful moments there are if we aren't focused on them. You can always grab my free printable journals if you need a way to write yours down. 

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My Monthly Goals {Update on March and goals for April}

My Monthly Goals {Update on March and goals for April}

This month was crazy. It was going all dandy and we were looking forward to a family vacation when one by one we started dropping like flies to a stomach bug. Thankfully we were able to defeat the bug and all get healthy again but that week seemed to take forever and really took a lot out of all of us. It also really affected our goals for the month. 

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Morning work, Duplo towers, and donut day - 7 things that brought me joy this week

Morning work, Duplo towers, and donut day - 7 things that brought me joy this week

It was my first full week implementing the schedule I came up with from the Home Management How-To course and I'm happy to report it is still working well for us. I knew exactly what I needed to accomplish each day which meant everything seemed to go a little smoother. The little kids are getting in on the routine by helping me with tasks during the day and this week then even fought over who got to vacuum. Of course then I discovered our broken vacuum so no one got to but that's beside the point - they want to help!

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