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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…

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Aquaponics and Veganism

On March 19, 2016

Lately, my boyfriend and I have been planning our garden. How many beds we’re going to build, a potential geodesic dome for the winter, and the subject of aquaponics came up. Apparently, when you introduce fish into your garden you can use 95% less water by creating an eco system for the plants and the fish. We’ve been vegan now…

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Hearty Vegan Split Pea Soup Recipe

On February 27, 2016

This vegan split pea soup has it all! It’s creamy, hearty, and filling. I’ve been making so many soups and curries this winter because they’re so great to start in the morning and just continue to add stuff throughout the day. I’ve noticed that I do this a lot more now since working from home. I can wake up, start…

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Italian Homemade Bread (breadmaker recipe)

On January 29, 2016

 My boyfriend’s mom gifted me a bread maker and I’m so obsessed with it! I’ve made bread before in the regular oven, but I’ve always had mixed results. Not to mention how messy bread making can be. But this bread maker changes all of that!! You just throw in the ingredients, pick what bread you want to make, and voila! Amazing homemade…