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Rachel S
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April- the first of the canning season- some strawberries
The strawberries are coming!!! I'll just be honest- I've been busy lately. Work has been busy, around the homestead has been busy- we've gotten new chicks, new baby bunnies- we've been planting the past few weekends and we have just been busy. But the straw...

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January- No Clothes Shopping- complete (almost)
So I have written about our financial distress, and how even though we have nice jobs and nice salaries, we also have a lot of debt. A. LOT. We also got caught up in the cycle of spending money on this we didn't need. I slacked on the grocery budget, I slac...

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Content with being me
I didn't ask you to be her.  I asked you to be you.  - GOD You may remember that this year I chose my 2017 word to be "Contentment". You can read about that here.  I found the quote above scrolling through instagram and thought. Whoa. I work in the world wi...

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A few ways I save money on groceries
I've talked a bit about the need for our family to be better with our money. There are a few shopping apps that I use in order to maximize the things that I buy. Two things to remember though before I share these apps: 1) Don't buy junk just because you get...

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Here we come a caroling....
Ever since I can recall, our church has gone Christmas caroling a few days before Christmas. Last night was our annual excursion. The last few years have been especially fun because my own children are old enough to kind of realize the importance of serving...

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Word of the year? 2017 is coming
I'm sure we are all still excitedly getting ready for Christmas- and rightfully so! What a beautiful and serene time of year. However I wanted to share something I've been doing the last few years. I'm not sure if I came up with it myself, or if I read it o...

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Teaching Giving at Christmas
I strongly believe that giving is something that can be encouraged and taught at a young age to foster a giving spirit when older. You may recall that my husband and I are trying to pay off our debt and really focus on family, fun and memories. Even though ...

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So what changes are we making?
The last few days I've talked about the Debt pickle we're in, how it happened and why we are trying so hard to get out of it. Today I wanted to just kind of go over the things we are doing to help remedy the situation. We made a budget. We've "had" a budget...

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Our reasons to get out of debt
So the last two days I've posted about our financial distress situation. I won't rehash that. We've made some super bad decisions.... So what do we really want to do with our lives? With our money? With our family? My husband and I have always wanted to buy...

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So what happened? How did we get so far into debt?
Yesterday I talked a bit about our family being in financial distress. It's a hard realization. But I think it's like other problems: until you realize that you really do have a problem, it doesn't seem real to you. So we have a problem with money. Not nece...
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