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Picking a Theme for Your Farm-Fresh Year

Goal Setting with Themes - LivingHomegrown.com

Goal Setting with Themes - LivingHomegrown.com

Do you ever pick a theme for your entire New Year?

If the idea of goal setting makes you squirm…consider picking a theme instead.

A theme can be less daunting than picking a bunch of goals or writing out a page of to-dos.

It is like a GPS guide post without laying out the whole map on how to get there.

It is just your beacon to help keep you on track.

Although I have previously set themes for seasons within my years, I have never set an over all theme for the entire year.

In fact, I would say most of the time the universe does the picking for me. I just sort of let the year unfold a universal theme without any input on my part.

Last year ended up like that. And it was terrible!

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When Cancer Throws You a Curve Ball

I took 3 weeks off to be with family through the holidays and to make big plans for Living Homegrown. Part of my look forward to 2015 involved looking...

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Cheap and Free Produce for Canning

Although I try to pack a lot into my backyard, I have extremely limited space for growing produce. On just 1/10th of an acre, I have 5 apple trees...

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Really Easy Steps For More Eco-Friendly Eating

  I Used to Think I Had a Handle on Food: I grew up understanding where my food came from. But through my lifetime, the way this country produced...

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10 Reasons to Preserve Food

  Every so often, I get asked this simple question… “WHY do you preserve food?” I’m sure I never give the standard, stereotypical answer they are expecting. I may...

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Real Food and Chef Nathan Lyon

Slowing Food Down In a previous post, I talked about Slow Flowers and what that means in terms of living more local, in-season and sustainable with flowers. But as you...

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Day 27: Slow Flowers & A Book Giveaway

“Each bouquet tells a story about one moment in time, about Grandmother’s cherished flower vase or the fleeting memory that returns with a whiff of lavender or lilac. That’s...

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Day 26: When Homesteading, It’s Okay to Fail

As I am closing in on the final posts of my 31 days of living homegrown, I wanted to mention something important. I recently had a discussion with a...

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Day 12 – Teaching Kids About Food & Growing

Hey Kids, Do You Know the Story of Your Food? There is a great resource I use for some of my work with educational school gardens here in Los...

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