So, the hubby is still hobbling around on crutches and we’re still waiting for test results to determine if surgery is needed to fix his foot.  In the meantime, life has returned to a sense of normalcy.

Graduation plans are underway for our oldest, who is finishing up the last of her classes despite a horrible case of Seniorities – And Softball tournaments have started to fill a number of our weekends.

Our garden is starting to come to life with salad greens, cabbage, onions and snap peas and my morning runs are beautiful with the dawning of spring, crisp mornings and dew covered fields.

This past week on the blog I finally got around to that post that was delayed a week because of Brian’s injury.  It was quite fitting considering what we had just experienced.  If you missed it you can check it out here:

“When Life Throws You A Curve Ball: 1 Strategy To Stay On Course”

Creating a Life Plan has truly been key to helping me maintain a balanced and simplified life.  It all started with the book “Living Forward” by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy.  It’s a simple, but effective plan to take hold of your life so that you can begin to focus on the things that matter the most to you.

If you’ve been wondering where to get started with simplifying, my number #1 advice is to start with Michael and Daniel’s book.  Once you have your Life Plan in place, Simplifying life becomes that much easier.

You can check out the book here:  Living Forward and of course read my thoughts and review on the Post from this past week.

Have an amazing weekend friends!  I leave you with the posts that inspired me this past week.  They are packed full of great suggestions, tips and tricks.  Be sure and stop by and say hello to these awesome bloggers.

This Weeks Inspired Reads

Unplugging From Technology – Jenny @Women With Intention –

“There is a lie that most of us believe that has contributed to our “busy” problem that our society is currently under. Due to more people having access to the internet with email, social media, and cell phones, it is the assumption that we need to be available to everyone 24 hours each day.”

Spring Cleaning Tips – De-cluttering: Nancy Wolff @Nancy On the Home Front

“Spring is always a busy time for me, it’s time to get out in the garden and start cleaning up after the long winter. It’s time to sort through my seeds and figure out what needs to be planted now!  However, with our home on the market I am finding it a challenge to keep the house in order because one of these days we’re going to get a showing! Perhaps you’ve heard of the KonMari Method? Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author.”

Three Steps To A More Natural Lifestyle – Debbie @Simple Joys of Home

“Over the last few years I have been trying to live a more natural lifestyle and help my family become healthier.  It has been a journey, we’re not all the way there yet and I’m nowhere near perfect at it, but we continue to move forward in the right direction.”

How To Pack Up and Move the Eco-Friendly Way – Britney @Next To Natural

“The idea of moving houses may be fun and exciting, but actually moving…not so much. There’s decluttering, cleaning, packing, protecting, donating, and oftentimes throwing stuff away. Moving is definitely on my list of “Avoid At All Costs”, yet somehow I’ve found myself moving twice in the past 4 months! With all of this moving, I’ve learned a few eco-friendly tips that will help you reduce waste and limit the amount of plastic you use.”

Well, that’s it for this weeks “Weekend Wrap-up & Inspired Reads.”  Did you have a favorite? What resonated with you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below.  

Keeping It Simple,



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