Worthwhile Reads, Lovely Things

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Welcome to my new readers and to those of you returning to this space! This is my weekly-ish Worthwhile Reads and Lovely Things post. These are some of my favorite posts to write and I think you guys will love them, too.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff!

Worthwhile reads and lovely things

This week my oldest two kids wrapped up the last semester of art club for the year. That’s Jillian’s clay breakfast from the art show. Isn’t it cute? Their art show was definitly one of the most lovely things about the week!

Blogs: here are some worthwhile reads I came across in my browsing this week …

YouTube: The kids and I shared a Day in the Life (DITL) vlog on YouTube this week. You can check it out here if you’re interested.

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Why we walk | 146 Miles for Love146

Why we walk | SIMPLEKIDS

Ah, warm weather days and sunny skies! Such a welcome thing after those long cold months, right? Even a spring thunderstorm is nice. Dodging a few raindrops is worth it after that winter.

There’s not much I love more on a gorgeous day than sliding my feet into my favorite pair of walking shoes and hitting the pavement with my family.

We are blessed that the small town where we live has lots of parks and well kept sidewalks. For us it is easy to get out and about while leaving the minivan in the driveway and using the power of our own two feet to get where we need to go.

But, beyond convenience and saving on gas money, taking walks has become an important part of our family’s culture, enriching our lives in many ways.

Here are just a few of the ways walking improves our lives, plus at the bottom of the post I’m sharing a special reason why the kids and I are more excited than ever to put on our walking shoes and start racking up the miles.

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The Family Budget – May 2015 | Allowance Lessons

SimpleKids.net The Family Budget

In this series I share our family budget, which includes the care and keeping for our household of seven (4 kids, 3 adults) as well as our debt free journey. This is what is working for us. Your mileage may vary.

This spring was tight for us budget-wise but we met our financial goals, including saving up for some travel later in the summer. We also went through room by room and made a list of needs and wants, and now we are working our way through that list, trying to find solutions that are workable but frugal.

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