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It's the weekend! Time to conquer and divide! But be sure to relax too!

This weekend has been about decluttering, reorganizing, and getting the little indoor projects done. In case you think I declutter all the time, I have four kids and some decluttering is always happening. In the case of this weekend and week, I really feel a need to get stuff out of the house. And if I am feeling the need, then I must take advantage of that!

I am also doing a lot of laundry including winter gear, blankets, and bedding. We have a cold running around the house and I want it to stop! Time to wash everything! 

I am also hashing out my goals for this year. I will post them soon, but I am going through a goal process/system right now from Jon Acuff. He is really helping me to define what I want, what is stopping me, and how to achieve what I set out to do. Loving it!

So....I have a lot of interests and I read about a lot of different things. I always want to share that information with you and I couldn't decide on the best way for a long time. I always want to sound like the expert and share this information with you after I tried it, but you know I just don't have the time to try everything I want to.

Every weekend I will share with you 5-8 articles, blog posts, videos, or books that I think you should check out. I will be posting where they came from and what the article is with a link for you to go see them yourself. This truly is the best way because I do not want to take credit where credit is not due.

So, without further ado...

45 Simple Sustainable Habits You Need to Adopt by diyNatural  
   Holy moly, this article has some great ideas to adopt immediately! I am inspired!

Prepping on a Budget: Cost Effective Home Security Tips by Survival News Online
   Some really great ideas on this too. I often say I don't have anything anyone would want, but in reality that is not the truth. I definitely need to be more vigilant on home security. 

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances by Rachel Sanders of Buzzfeed
    Awesome ideas! I would have never thought of a few of those!

A Month by Month Guide To a Better Vegetable Garden by OffTheGridNews
    If you are a beginning gardener or still learning, this article is a simple but great guide to getting a plan in place for your garden. 

12 Ways to Homestead in Place by Backdoor Survival
    I absolutely love this blog! She has so many great ideas and information. This article is loaded with great ways to homestead in place.

We Need Pain by Ed That Matters
    I filed this article under encouragement in my email and have referred back to it several times already. We do need pain so we can understand how to get through a situation.

Tips for Living Debt-Free by Stacy Makes Cents
    As we are currently working towards this in our own household (and so close to it!), these tips are a gold mine!

Also I would like, no...love, if you would click on these links when you want to shop at Amazon or Vitacost. It helps my family out tremendously and we appreciate it so much!

Amazon for Our Home 

Vitacost for Our Home

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Thanks for reading!
Erica

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