6 Tips for Moving Overseas

6 Tips for Moving Overseas

WARNING: While I hope these tips will be helpful, I have to admit I’m writing them BEFORE we’ve actually moved, maybe once we’re over there I’ll realize some better ways to do it (or more likely…how NOT to do it). “Okay kids! Go over to our 5 packed up boxes for a picture!” Ah yes…cute [...]

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Instead of Buying Headbands

Instead of Buying Headbands

I recently decided to give myself some bangs…which I haven’t had since I was a little girl. They were a little uneven, so I tried to fix them the next day…then I got them too short…so I went to the hair salon to get help. It was the same lady who swooped in and saved [...]

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Cooking From Scratch When Life's Busy

Cooking From Scratch When Life’s Busy

Trying new recipes and making things you’ve only ever bought in a package can be fun and exciting, but when it gets down to it, cooking from scratch everyday, all the time seems daunting, but after our Simple Living course and having to cook from scratch, I decided I wanted to continue the scratch cooking….well [...]

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I'm Back & What I Thought of Scratch Cooking

I’m Back & What I Thought of Scratch Cooking

I’m back!! Oddly enough, I’ve been dreading writing a post after finishing our Simple Living classes, because I have no idea where to start! So much has gone on in the last couple of weeks! How about I start with the scratch cooking part? That was one of my very favorite aspects of our class. [...]

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Living without a Microwave

Living without a Microwave

  Microwaves can be wonderful things, a useful tool for heating up your leftovers quickly, popping some popcorn without dirtying dishes, and Cameron even taught me how to make scrambled eggs in the micro from his bachelor days. However several months ago we decided to try forgoing the microwave because: It takes up a lot [...]

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Simple Living Class….Good-Bye for a Couple Weeks

I’m super excited, a little terrified, and trying not to be stressed about what’s gonna be going on at our house the next couple weeks. We’re doing a simple living class, which includes things like scratch cooking, camping, limiting water and electricity and almost no internet/phone use. So….that obviously means no blogging! But I’m sure [...]

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I Learned How to Butcher a Chicken

I Learned How to Butcher a Chicken

One of our very generous staff families said that if we wanted to learn how to butcher a chicken and do one from start to finish then we could take it home! So I learned how to make an alive chicken become a tasty one sitting on a platter on my table…. First catch it [...]

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The Not-So-Glorious Side of Frugality

The Not-So-Glorious Side of Frugality

It’s funny how cool and hip being frugal is, if it means making a chic decoration out of trash, or buying mountains of groceries for just a few bucks. While these can be great ways to save, and I love when I have something cool like that to share, most of frugality isn’t really pin-worthy. [...]

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Simplifing with Electronics

Simplifing with Electronics

About a month ago reader Molly sent in this question and I want to apologize that it’s taken me so long to answer it! Here’s what Molly said, I’ve been wondering what you guys do in terms of electronics, frugality, and your eventual (potential) move to somewhere they might not be practical. Would you be [...]

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Simply Keep Things Simple

Simply Keep Things Simple

Being here at the missionary training center we’re busy with classes, homework, outreach, friends, family and the list goes on. As things get crazy, I’m reminded not how much smoother my life is when I keep things simple. I keep things simple by….  I skip making desserts unless it’s a special occasion. It saves us [...]

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