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5 Easy Ways to Save Summer Memories

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Now that summer is winding to a close, kids are returning to school, and you (hopefully) have a little more time, you may be wondering what to do with all those photos and mementos from your summer adventures. Let’s talk about ways to save your summer memories!

I admit I often get swept up into fall and then holiday activities and never get anything done with summer photos. To help make sure that doesn’t happen to you, here are 5 QUICK ways to save summer memories while the details are still fresh.

Save Summer Memories – Quick and Easy!

  •  I recommended this summer manifesto printable fromAli Edwards at the beginning of the summer. If you didn’t use it that way, you can still use the template to record the highlights of your summer and get those photos printed and into a small book where you can enjoy them.
  • I love this tactile summer memory book. What a fun way to review your adventures with your kids and find out what really stood out for them. This would also be a great project to have them take into school if their class is doing a “what I did over the summer” kind of activity.
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To Do Something Big, Start Small

photo credit: bourgeoisbee via photopin cc

photo credit: bourgeoisbee via photopin cc

How do you know when you are ready to begin something big? How you know when you can handle a new pet? How do you decide when you are ready to expand your family? When do you feel ready to launch a blog or take a new job?

What if those are the wrong questions?

I think the right question to ask is, “What one step can I take toward what I want?”

I’d like to introduce you to the three newest members of our household: Honey, Rosie and Queen.

Queen, Rosie, and Honey

Queen, Rosie, and Honey

I have wanted to have chickens in the backyard for years, but each spring the chicks appear in the feed stores and I feel unprepared.  I don’t have a coop, I don’t know what breeds I want, I don’t know how to take care of them. Chickens live for a long time – 8 or 10 years for some breeds. I have trouble imagining my life more than a year or two from now, so making an 8-year commitment has given me pause every year. Until this year, when something shifted and I knew this was the spring we were going to buy chicks.…

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How To Begin: 5 Steps To Get Your Project Moving


Photo by Fran Ulloa via Creative Commons

It can be so hard to figure out how to begin when you have a big project that you want to accomplish.

There is that old advice, “Begin at the beginning,” but what if you don’t know where the beginning is?  What if the project seems so big and overwhelming that it seems impossible? No project is impossible, really, though sometimes the end result looks a little different than you thought.

Here are five tips to get from your vision to reality (and finding the path in between).

First, know your goal

Here is what I do.  I start by looking at the future. What is my goal in approaching this project? Say I want to start a blog. What is my goal?  Do I want to earn a tidy income? Do I want to build a community of like minds? Do I want to build a platform that will help me to launch other projects, like a book? Do I just want a place to write about what’s on my mind?

For this blog, my primary goal is to build a community. Which is not to say some of those other goals aren’t also true, but that’s my primary goal right now.…

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