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10 Things to do When Bored in a Small Town

On October 27, 2017

So many people tell me “I could never live in the country, I’d be so bored!” So, I thought it could be fun to compile a list of things that keep me from ever being bored. In fact, I’ve never been so busy with stuff to do. Here are some ideas for things to do when bored in a small…

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Modern House Design in the Country

On September 18, 2017

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved modern architecture. You know how they say if you visualize something long enough, it will happen? When I look back at my Pinterest board while living in Chicago, all I pinned were modern homes in rural areas. So I totally think I’ve been subconsciously visualizing this for a long time. Take a look at…

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Macrobiotic Vegan Soup for the Soul

On August 28, 2017

The other day I was feeling a little under the weather and made a big pot of this macrobiotic vegan soup. After having one bite, it was all my body craved, so I ate the entire pot throughout the day and woke up the next day feeling great again. It was like my body used this soup as a detox…

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Diatomaceous Earth Benefits (Much More Than You Think)

On August 12, 2017

Ok, can we be real for a sec and talk about the not so awesome stuff of living in the country? Yes, I’m talking about bugs. Seed ticks, fleas, chiggers, etc. The other day, I got bit by sooo many bugs that I was like something has to change. So I started researching and stumbled upon diatomaceous earth benefits. I’m…

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Kayaking in Lake of the Ozarks State Park

On July 15, 2017

One of the things that I miss most about living in the city is the high walk score. I used to walk everywhere! So, I thought what better way to get exercise out here than go on hikes and do fun outdoorsy stuff? I mean we are in an outdoor paradise, might as well enjoy it! This past weekend Bobby…

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3 Ways Technology Can Disrupt Rural America

On June 19, 2017

You know how Hollywood always knows what’s trendy before we do? They romanticized the idea of living in cities and before we knew it every girl wanted to move to NYC to live out her own Sex and the City fantasy. Maybe it’s just the movies I’ve been watching, but I’ve noticed there seems to be a new reversal trend in…

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How to Find (and get) Remote Work Online

On June 17, 2017

I feel like a lot of people want to work from home but they don’t know where to start. Or they think it’s not a viable option. They know some people have remote jobs, but they’re the lucky ones. Surely remote work is hard to find. Or is it? I can tell you, whether you have a college degree or…

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Trip to the Mennonite Markets

On February 23, 2017

One of the things that I’ve loved about moving to the Ozarks is the abundance of Mennonite businesses throughout the area. I never really understood what they were about until I moved here but they are like the OG of the off grid movement. A lot of them settle in areas with good, fertile land with little to no building codes….