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My Love-Hate Relationship with Cows

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Cows. You can’t live with them and life would be so boring and sad without them. Also, without cows there would be no butter. I am pretty sure I’ve met every neighbor on this mountain at one point or another due to my cows visiting them. You see, lots of things will make cows wander. First off, cows like to push fences. They look for weak places and find ways to push through. If you’re […]

Lilac Jelly

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I’ll chat a bit after I give you the recipe info because everyone hates having to scroll or jump down a long way to a recipe. This recipe is from Dianesfoodblog.com Ingredients 2 Cups lilac blossoms and buds, tightly packed 2 1/2 Cups boiling water 3 Cups sugar One lemon One box Sure-Jell powdered pectin One vanilla bean sliced lengthwise, optional Instructions The night before, prepare your lilac infusion to soak. Tightly pack two cups […]

My Honest Review of One Month with a Health Coach and Using Optavia

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Physical Therapy & Exercise / Uncategorized

So, my husband recently lost 101 lbs using a health coach and the Optavia lifestyle change program.  But, more importantly, his energy level skyrocketed.  He became less impatient.  His motivation to do projects and get creative jumped too.  His heartburn disappeared completely.  His blood pressure and resting heart rate are now perfect.  His skin became clear and eyes cysts dramatically reduced to almost never.  Basically, his whole body became healthier and well regulated in a […]

MINDSET, mindset, m.i.n.d.s.e.t.

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Tomorrow I keep working towards my baby fitness and health goals by starting the Optavia program.  I’ll give you a quick basic of the program model.  You work on little changes each week to better your health.  Drinking an additional glass of water.  Consciously choosing to stand more (not so much for me, but maybe a few seconds).  Being mindful and slowing down to taste what is being eaten, rather than just eating to be […]

Thanks For The Permission, Moon

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This quote made me happy enough that I put it up on my little message board for a week or two. Truth be told, are any of us ever really whole? I feel like as soon as I get one thing going well something else falls apart.  Physically, mentally, whatever.  It’s just a part of life to always be working on yourself in one way or another.  As soon as I get one junk drawer […]

Our Latest Home Reno Project: Barn Wood Wall & Old Wood Cook Stove Coffee Bar

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My husband has done it again.  I know you’re wondering how he could possibly have outdone our pantry, but this is simply amazing!  We gave our coffee bar a complete makeover.  Tom had mentioned that a barnwood accent wall would look great in our house, but I really wasn’t sure how it was going to come together. Here’s the before and after to show you how amazing it turned out, then I’ll get into each […]

Working Out Isn’t Beautiful, But Feeling Proud of Yourself Is

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Physical Therapy & Exercise / Uncategorized

I’m just here to motivate you a teeny bit.  I’m the girl who can sometimes do a workout, always modified, sometimes completely half-assed.  Sometimes I throw up putting on my shoes.  Sometimes I stop to go to the bathroom and that is the official end of my ‘workout.’  Basically I’m the opposite of the super fit and healthy personal trainer with the six pack who encourages you. I’m just reminding you that committing to TRY […]

Quick and Cheap Dollar Store DIY

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I love a good dollar store project.  Recently I decided to re-do the décor above my kitchen cupboards.  I was going for a farmhouse-y sort of vibe/style but I didn’t want to spend a fortune.  I saw some ideas that used cake plates as a fun way of adding levels and dimension for decorations above cupboards.  Again, I didn’t wanna pay 15-20 for each cake plate so I went to THE PINTEREST for dollar store hacks. Here […]

Our Newest Baby on the Homestead… and Other Spring Things

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram this isn’t news to you. But because I have followers on my blog, but not social media, I need to share here. So long ago we planned to have two cows, well a cow and a steer for those of you who know the difference.  We put a deposit down early last year for a steer that was mini Scottish Highland from a ranch in Colorado.  We wanted it […]

Spring Break Brings a Reminder about Perspective

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Last week was the kiddo’s Spring Break.  If you remember, last year on Spring Break we built the chicken barn.  This year, we took an airplane to visit my brother and his wife in the Denver area. Traveling with POTS isn’t easy.  It’s hard.  It’s heavy.  My purse has to include my emergency kit, ALL of my medications in original bottles, water, salt, entertainment (distraction), etc.  It’s annoying being pushed everywhere and not having independence to walk.  […]