December 2011

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual.  A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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I was recently asked to write on this topic for our church bulletin.  I figured this would be a good place to share it as well. A few years ago I attended the funeral of a young mother who died tragically but had tried to live her life as an example of God’s love.  A

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It’s the end of another year and as usual I like to go back and take a look at my plans from the past year to see how I did with accomplishing what I set out to do.  Here’s the lowdown: _ Build rain barrels:  Done and worked wonderfully!  Now to get them up higher

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Welcome Frugally Sustainable readers!  I am honored to be featured this week because so many of you clicked on my recent post 12 Simple and Frugal Ways to be Green.  I hope you are enjoying what you have found here at Our Heavenly Homestead.  We’re glad you’re here! This week I’d like to share a

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For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:11 From our family to yours, we wish you a very blessed Christmas. (This was a surprise gift delivered yesterday!  It was picked out by the kids just for me.  I am a very lucky woman.)

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I forgot to mention one thing in the last post……. I do not watch tv:  We only have one tv in our home and most days we don’t even turn it on once.  The kids’ screen time, whether tv or computer, is very limited to 1/2 hour per day(with the exception of when we are

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The short answer, I don’t. Last night a friend asked how I do what I do; hand making gifts, homeschooling, part-time job, laundry, home, etc.  My honest answer was that I don’t do it all.  The first thing that came to mind is that my husband is amazing.  He makes it possible for me to

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There are tons of lists out there with steps to take toward living a more sustainable and earth friendly lifestyle.  Here are 12 things that we have done in our home and that have made great differences in our life.  Maybe something here will work for you too. 1.  Switch to bar soap:  I prefer

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Do you ever have one of those days when you think or hear something and then several times throughout the day you are reminded of that thought from various outside forces?  This happens to me pretty frequently and I know I’m not alone in choosing to refer to these times as “God-incidences” rather than coincidences.

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Lilly started her calendar notebook without me today.  She did ask if “to” was a word family and I told her it really wasn’t and that word families are the ending of words.  She didn’t mind.  She went right back to work concentrating really hard. So here’s what she came up with, see if you