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Living Life in the Mountains

Thinning Trees in Your Private Forest Land

I’m finding it rather exhilarating to own forested land! And it feels like a big responsibility to make this little piece of forest as healthy as it can be. In a couple years or so, we’ll be able to truly enjoy it to the full extent. Right now, having recently moved in to our mountain… Continue reading Thinning Trees in Your Private Forest Land

Tips for Small Business

Tips for Small Business #1: Do What You Love

As I thought about what makes a small business successful and long-lasting, the first and foremost idea that came to mind is: Do what you love, and love what you do! How many people complain that they hate their jobs and loath going off to their daily grind!  When we have a small business, we… Continue reading Tips for Small Business #1: Do What You Love

Tips for Parenting

Tips for Parenting #1: Do Your Kids This Favor.

I recently read someone who shared about a memory of her father standing over her toddlers with his hands in his pockets, and reflecting kind of to himself, but loud enough to be heard. He said, "We teach our kids that they are the center of the universe, and they spend the rest of their… Continue reading Tips for Parenting #1: Do Your Kids This Favor.

Tips for Retirement

Tips for Retirement #1: Don’t Stop Working!

My husband and I are retired, but not from work. We are retired from having someone else tell us how to work, when to work, what to work on. Because of certain circumstances in our lives, one being that we were blessed with two children who had special needs, we got behind of most of… Continue reading Tips for Retirement #1: Don’t Stop Working!

Tips for Marriage

Tips for Marriage #1: Drop It.

Mike and I have been married 38 years. And my first tip for having a successful marriage is to "drop it." Drop what? The hurts that have occurred. I'm not saying to drop it before communicating about it. Never. In fact, at one point, my husband and I had to sit down regularly for a… Continue reading Tips for Marriage #1: Drop It.

Life "Tips"

Intro to “Tips”

I'm adding a new category to my blog...tips. I love blogs that contain good tips, tips that the writer has some experience with and therefore has something helpful to write; tips that will be something short and digestible for me to remember and apply; tips that just might enhance my life just a little bit.… Continue reading Intro to “Tips”

Cozy Cottage/Rustic Decor' Ideas

Making Our New (23 year old) House, Into a Home

We bought a house...a house in the mountains rather than the city...a "modular" house rather than a traditionally built house...a house with (in many rooms) panels on the walls rather than textured dry wall...a house where most everything in it was the same age as the house itself, 23 years old! But I fell in… Continue reading Making Our New (23 year old) House, Into a Home