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Tonia Collins
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Holding On Loosely
It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since I last posted anything. I never meant for it to be so long. It's been a year full of high points and hard days. Life doesn't look like what we had pictured when we moved to the Heap four years ago and there...

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Marathons
One of the babies died yesterday. It was the last straw. I sat out on the brick pile and looked out over the pasture and sobbed. Not sniffled, people. Ugly cried. .......and said naughty words in my head while thinking how much I hate everything. Everything...

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Sharing the Love
We really love our little homestead and the self reliant life we're working toward, so we were excited to find out this fall that American Heritage Girls has added Sustainable Living to the badges girls can earn through their program. It didn't take us long...

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Taking Stock
 The first snow is on the ground and we're finally able to stop for a moment and look back over the past few months and all that we've accomplished. I have to admit, before I sat down to write this, I was feeling like we hadn't done all that much. This work...

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Perfection
It seemed like a normal day. We didn't do anything special, didn't even leave the house, but as the sun began to set I found myself reviewing each moment, etching it into my memory. It was a rare, perfect day- the kind of day that we envisioned when we boug...

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Ups and Downs
This spring has been full of ups and downs. Though I still love the Heap, there are definitely things that are difficult. I've found myself stretched to the limit in so many ways. I'm tired and overwhelmed, but still grateful and content. Life here has just...

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Bartering for Beauty {And the Giveway Winner!!}
Congratulations Lisa Thomas! You won the hand knit scarf! *************************************************** What do you do if you need something done that you really can't do yourself, but you have no cash for it? Barter, of course!  Although most of th...

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A Handdmade Christmas {And a Giveaway!}
Because of seriously tight finances, Christmas this year was a handmade affair. At first I was pretty bummed about the whole thing....and a little embarrassed. But, as the gifts came together, I started to really appreciate the situation. I don't know how t...

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Bathroom Blues
Oooh, I can't wait to show you this! The bathroom was the last room I needed to get organized and truly moved into and this past weekend I was finally able to get it done. It might have the grossest floor in house,  but one good thing about this room is tha...

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Resolved
Resolved : I will acknowledge technology as the tool it is meant to be. I will not allow it to distract me, destroy my peace, or create feelings of discontent and/or disharmony. I've come to really appreciate Paul's instruction in Titus 2, that younger wome...
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