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The emotional benefits to becoming debt-free

Awhile back, we became debt-free.  It was amazing to realize we weren’t indebted to anyone, that after we paid our living expenses, we could decide what to do with our money. But the benefits to becoming debt-free extend beyond the financial.  There was an internal refining process to our family that transformed us. And we (read more…)

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40 ways to go greener at home …besides just recycling

Being intentionally eco-wise is about celebrating the Creator’s creativity, being good stewards with what we’re given, and passing on those values to the next generation. The thing I love most about practicing good green green habits in our home is that nine times out of ten, they’re also the more frugal option.  And I love (read more…)

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Celebrate Spring with two seasonal tarts

All photos are by Aimee. Ah, spring… After a long winter of eating potatoes, squash and carrots, she welcomes us with a tantalizing array of fresh new produce: bright green asparagus, cheery red radishes and seductive, oh-so-sweet strawberries. Why does this bounty taste so good right about now? Because this is exactly when God intended (read more…)

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Spring cleaning e-book winners

Photo courtesy of Real Simple I’m glad so many of you are joining in the Spring Cleaning Party from May 4-15!  It should be encouraging to spruce up our home as a community, where we can keep each other accountable and take each area a bit at a time. Here are the ten winners who (read more…)

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Spring is here – let’s party!

Photo by Stefano Mortellaro Spring is in the air. I know some of you still have snow in the backyard, but that doesn’t mean it’s not right around the corner for you. It’s already mid-April, and it’s only getting warmer until the summer heat squelches the spring breeze. We’ve had our windows open for most (read more…)

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