Category Archive: Home Life

Dec 28

Keeping Up With The Bills (Revised)

It’s that time of year again – time to empty out my bill folders and reset my Due Bills system for the new year. I detailed my Due Bills system a few years ago here, and I tend to share it each year at the end of December. The key part of the system is …

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May 10

Down Home

    You may have noticed but there have been a lot of changes around here.   The biggest change by far is the name.   While I have loved writing at The Vegan Bee, over the past year or so I have felt the need to move in different directions with the topics I …

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Nov 08

Three Weeks In

We purchased a cottage on 1-acre in the woods of the Florida Panhandle three weeks ago. It’s a real fixer-upper, but each day we make a little more progress. The first week, running water was the biggest task. Some of the water pipes had cracked during the period the house sat uninhabited. The first few …

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Oct 19

Four Walls and a Roof

If you follow me on Instagram ( and I hope you do! – I share pictures and updates regularly there), you know my family has been camping for the past month. We have been bouncing around this idea of downsizing our home, getting some acreage, and living minimally for a couple of years now. We …

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Mar 14

Saturday Morning Sunshine

We’ve had a bit of rain and cold weather lately, so it was so nice to have a Saturday with sunshine and warm weather! I took the kids for a short hike at Government Canyon State Park. With kids this young it was actually less hiking and more exploring, but everyone enjoyed themselves!

Feb 15

A Day with Snails

Okay, maybe snails, pill bugs, worms, and lots and lots of dirt.    We spent the afternoon in our backyard Saturday, enjoying the warm weather and each other’s company. After some family work, tidying up the yard and cutting grass, the kids had a blast exploring under rocks and collecting their favorite pill bugs.    …

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Jan 17

Life Lessons from an Empty House

I’ve mentioned previously that we are going through a time of transition. We  are selling our home due to an impending job change. To make this process easier, I relocated the family to Atlanta for a couple of months while my husband stayed behind to do needed repairs and cleaning to get our home ready …

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Jan 08

End-of-year Organization

It’s that time of year again! I have shared previously how I handle our paperwork and due bills. I’ve used this folder system for two years now and it has made SUCH a difference in my effficiency and organization. By keeping the year’s documents filed by month, I can easily find and retrieve any needed …

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