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Good Pickins’ #1

I am hoping to instill a weekly (or perhaps bi-weekly) round up of “good pickins'” I find across the blogosphere & real-world so I can share them with you! Granted, it makes me a little nervous to commit to a weekly anything, but I find so many good reads that it’s hard not to want to share them.

Topics you can expect will range from homesteading to childbirth to homeschooling to faith to mommyhood… Perhaps good music or a recipe or our favorite book from the week will make the list… and don’t be surprised if there’s something completely off the wall every now and again. If YOU have found a particularly good article or resource, please link to it in the comments so I can read up too.

Verity Reading

So here’s this week’s pickins’…

Monthly Clean Home Challenge- From I Heart Organizing. As I mentioned before, my house is pretty much always a wreck. I thought Jen did a beautiful job of breaking down daily duties into small manageable chunks, and created a system for getting around to those slightly more painful jobs on a regular basis. I think I’m going to attempt the clean home challenge for September. No, I really should. I don’t “think”- I will attempt the clean home challenge for September. There. I said it on the internet, so I have to do it now.

Getting Serious About Food Storage– From Chickadee Homestead. Lindsey shares her plan for investing about $60/month into long term food that she didn’t grow in her home garden. My budget might be a little lower, but it gives me some ideas for similar bulk items that might hold us through the winter.

DIY Lavender Cleaning Products– Excellent! I have a lavender shrub that I was hoping to do something with before the end of the season. Strangers and Pilgrims share a whole collection of how to make various cleaning products using lavender.

Honey Sweetened Blueberry Jam– Loved this from 100 Days of Real Food. I really enjoy jam, but not all the sugar. I’ve been hunting down ways to make it without all the white stuff whenever possible! We made this after we went blueberry picking, and it is absolutely delicious.

Enjoy your Saturday! 🙂