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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….

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Garden 2016 Hits & Misses

On December 4, 2016

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m a complete newb to gardening so I was surprised with how easy stuff grew here. Bobby and I were gone for almost a month in the summer and I was sure that by the time we came back the garden would be dead. But that wasn’t the case at all! We…

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Why Millennials Should Strive For Self Sufficiency

On December 1, 2016

This world is freakin’ crazy, you guys! My Facebook feed keeps blowing up with people’s disdain towards Trump or Hillary, but at the end of the day, individually, we are just one vote. The only thing we can really control is ourselves. Presidents will come and go, we’ll like some policies and hate others, but people who have chosen a…

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How to Find your Passions & Purpose in Life

On June 19, 2016

This is one of the heaviest questions we can ask and I don’t assume to know all the answers. But, I’ll tell you what has worked for me in terms of guiding me in the right direction. Growing up, I was all over the place: piano lessons, violin lessons, finance degree, tennis lessons, you name it, I probably tried it. But,…

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Updates on the Garden

On May 27, 2016

 Our little garden is starting to mature! 🙂 We originally had plans for a huge garden, but since we’re new at this, we thought we’d take it slow and build a couple of beds this year and add more beds every year. What’s the rush? Even though now I’m kind of wishing I had just one more bed to grow…

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Yummy Vegan Lasagna

On March 22, 2016

I’ve been super busy with work and have been scrambling to make dinner last minute. So, I took this past Sunday to put together some casseroles, froze them, and dinners have been so easy now! It didn’t even take all day. All in all I put together 4 casseroles and 5 lunches in 4 hours. This lasagna took about 30…