Spring into Balance Week 5 – Michelle’s Journal

Have you guys joined us in the Spring into Balance initiative? I undertook this challenge with the girls at Good Not Perfect a few weeks ago and and am pleased to have made some positive changes in my life in so far. Last week, in the Week 4 Journal post, Emily declared herself the slacker of the group, but I am {proud?} to steal that title for myself this week. After all, it’s Saturday and I am just now writing out my journal entry.

Spring into Balance - a 10 week initiative to do more of what we want to do and less of the drivel that makes up every day life

If you have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention Spring into Balance {because I know you’re not mind readers…} – here’s a quick recap.

Spring into Balance is 10 week initiative from Good Not Perfect and Simplify, Live, Love and is aimed at simplifying, finding time for yourself, and being happier.

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Free Amazon Kindle eBooks & Andriod Apps Round-Up

Here’s my weekly round-up of free Kindle ebooks on Amazon! I found many more books: for cooks,  kids, and then miscellaneous books I’m interested in {and since I am a crunchy mama…I’m calling them books for crunchy people!}

If you don’t have a kindle, but have a computer, ipad, or smart phone, head on over to download a Free Kindle App. Or you could go here and buy a Kindle ! Make sure you check the prices as they change quickly on Amazon. While everything was free when I posted, it’s highly likely that they will change!

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Seed Starting for the Organic Garden

Let’s talk seed starting. If you’re growing a garden this year, seed starting might be on your list of things to think about right now. I started out this year with a much more thorough {shall we say} attempt at seed starting than in previous years. I only marginal success with seed starting last year and the year before and I wanted this year to be different.

Amazing, homemade seed starting shelfSeed Starting for the Organic Garden

Dan built me an amazing seed starting shelf last month, complete with adjustable lights and 4 shelves, using material he found around our homestead. I ordered my seeds from Baker Creek way back in December and drooled over them for many months. I bought organic potting soil, nice seed starting pots, and heated mats for better germination. You can read my post here with 5 supplies I recommend for starting seeds and see my baby seedlings when they first germinated!

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