Off-Grid Living April, May & June 2017

Hello, Friends!

What a busy few months we’ve had! It’s time to catch-up on the excitement around our place.

The theme for April is kids!

Cute little Dwarf Nigerian newborn kids.

3 of our does became mamas once again in April.

Peanut was the first to kid. She had girl/girl twins.

Then KneeHigh […]

Capsule Wardrobe: Cold Weather

Capsule Wardrobe is something I see on Pinterest quite often lately (maybe because I searched the term so Pinterest thinks I want to see it often?) but it wasn’t that long ago I was in the dark as to what a capsule was. Then my oldest girl told me all about this new approach to […]

Returning From An Unplanned Hiatus

At the end of 2007 while awaiting the birth of our sweet little boy I dipped my toe in the online world and started a blog. It began as a place I could share about our little guy — thoughts, feelings, etc and then about him and how he was growing then about our […]

Ready to Start Your Own Business? Here’s Help!

A few years I ago I took a chance.

I decided that I wanted to start my own work from home business. I was already working from home part-time (as a W-2 employee) and had been looking for other work. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for as a regular employee I […]

Wintering in Oklahoma

We’ve gone south for the winter!

I’m pretty sure this makes us snowbirds.

Unfortunately we didn’t quite go far enough south and it is COLD. Especially in the little house we rented with zero insulation and a heater/air conditioner window unit. The unit blows out cold air only. In order to warm up the […]

The Winds of Change

Hello, Dear Readers,

If you are looking for Simple Lives Thursday please go here.


Last week I worked in Oregon (the photo above is of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge). While I was there I came to the realization that I am spread too thin. This thought was nothing new. For […]

Working From Home: How to Make it Work

This is the third installment in my series on working from home. You can read post 1 here and post 2 here.

When people find out that I work from home they often ask HOW I do it. Not how did I get started or what do I do but how do I actually […]

How We Got Here- Part 2

Make 2014 Awesome!

Be sure to read How We Got Here- Part 1

The summer of 2010 was a pivotal year for us. That year we embarked on raising our own chickens for meat. After watching the movie Food, Inc (that’s an affiliate link) over the winter we knew that we did not want to support the […]

Menu Week of January 19

WOW! I am super excited. I returned home last night from Freedom 2014 in Tampa for my wrapping business. It was several days of awesomeness, inspiration, training and more. I shared my goals for 2014 in a post that included paying off our consumer debt this year. After going to training I am motivated to […]

Make 2014 Awesome

Make 2014 Awesome!

Have you started your list of New Year’s Resolutions? I’ve only made my list once or twice (many years ago) and to be honest, that list didn’t exist after the first week of January.

For the past several years, instead of resolutions I make goals.

What’s the difference between a resolution and a goal?


Menu Plan Week of October 21

Last week I was feeling under the weather and didn’t get a menu plan put together. In fact, I was feeling so bad that Joe and the girls took over kitchen duties for a few days. They were happy we had a few quick to prepare foods on hand.

After I started feeling better we […]

Working From Home: Starting a Home Based Business

Something very exciting but can also be very nerve racking is deciding on the ‘perfect’ position to work from home.

This post is the second in a series. In the first post I shared my experiences with working from home.

In this post, I hope to give you some ideas for starting your own home […]

Working From Home: My Experience

I get a quite a few emails from people wondering how I started working from home. In fact, this is probably the question I get second most often (the question ask I’m asked most often is how do you eat so many beans?). I decided it was time to post about working from home.