Simplify

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Its Sunday Night, my girls and I are cuddled up in the living room watching Heartland – Rebecca’s Favourite TV show. She loves ALL things HORSES!!

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Today has been a really special day.  We enjoyed a family breakfast, went for a hike in the bush and found our Christmas tree. We baked cookies and had Papa Bear and my niece over for a super simple supper. It was close to perfect!

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Emily and I had a heart to heart about finances and budgeting. I am a firm believer in that you do’t need MORE. We have a lovely life. We are far from rich, however we need nothing and want for little. My daughters are extremely active and that costs a LOT of $$$. Because of those activities we live on a budget. We are regular people and thats part of life. I am trying to teach my kids that we can’t have it all and that it is more than ok to hear the word NO and to live simply!

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Living simply is something that I strive for each and every day. Complicated is not for me.

This time of year can be exceptional complicated. This week we have all of our regular activities plus a dance recital and a birthday party. To keep things in check I have planned super simple meals – Spaghetti in the slow cooker, fajitas, and soup.

As for Christmas I am keeping with the simple theme and purchasing FEW gifts. I don’t need to buy just for the sake of spending money.  I did the same for Christmas dinner – totally passed that on to my dad and mother in law.

Just because life is getting hectic doesn’t mean I have to let it get out of control. Take it slow, keep it simple. I am asking my self …

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How do you keep it simple? Do you go all out for the holidays or prefer the minimalist way like me?

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