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Spring Creek Flume Trail

Hiking

Not done with the Black Hills yet! This trail was so interesting and beautiful. There was even a tunnel! Many stream crossings, some really kind of a little worrisome rock part, and well just the general beautiful Black...

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Challenge: Buy nothing I don’t need for 1 week.

Challenges

Starting on: 12/14/2020 – 12/20/2020 Seems like a simple challenge, but it is step one for someone living with compulsive shopping disorder. Thus, the challenge is to buy NOTHING I do not NEED. And to avoid myself...

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What is minimalism?

Saving, Thinking

Well in short, its living with your personal minimum of possessions. That’s it as succinctly as possible. Now, there is a lot more to it if you like. So we can talk about that, but I can’t really tell you...

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I became a Staub mom :)

Eating

My wonderful husband bought me a Staub 4qt dutch oven for Christmas. I appreciate him so much. I bought myself a Staub brasier because I am working towards minimalism and I wanted a very versatile pan to avoid having to...

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What to do with 1.5 million beads?

Thinking

I came to the realization a while back that I had a problem with shopping. Not the “haha” kind of problem. A real, financially ruinous shopping problem. I will talk about that in another post. This one is...

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Sorry about that last post.

Thinking

I let it stay because its truth and that is what this blog is for. My truth. I just really had a breakdown that day. Everywhere I looked, there was just… stuff. I mean not just junk, but stuff. It just cluttered...

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Iron Mountain – There and Back

Hiking

Trying to get ready for my winter challenge which, honestly, I think I might of gotten a little to enthusiastic, but whatevs! Helping my daughter get conditioned, we are doing shorter trails. Did about 5.2 miles on...

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I have to get rid of all this stuff.

Thinking

It is literally driving me insane. I was sitting here ready to cry a few minutes ago. There is just STUFF everywhere. Clutter. Junk. Stuff I don’t need but I bought to make me feel better. I can’t take it...

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First 10+ Mile Hike in 7 Years

Hiking

So guys. I did it. Well we did it. My son, husband and I. We hiked 11.2 miles on the Horsethief Lake Loop. I may have over committed us. It was a bit brutal the last 4 miles, but holy man, I will do it again! Amazing...

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Challenge: Hike 5 miles a week for the winter!

Alright, gals and guys. This challenge is legit. We are going to hike at least 5 miles a week for the winter. This challenge begins on December 21, 2020. It ends on March 20th, 2021. That is South Dakota Winter for you!...

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