Author Archives: Sarah Wittekind

Clutter and Anxiety

Over the last few months, I’ve had this recurring dream where I’ve moved out of our home to get away from the “stuff”.  Sometimes, it’s a small apartment.  Other times, it’s a perfectly designed house with smart storage.  At the … Continue reading

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N.O.P.E. — No Off-Plan Eating

My keto journey went seriously sideways last fall after my housemate and dear friend was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.  Our lives changed so much in the blink of an eye, and I felt like I was barely managing to … Continue reading

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Side Hustle Thoughts for 2019

After our experience with homestead turkeys this fall, I’m more determined than ever to increase homestead productivity.  Before Christmas, I had a fantastic meeting with a CPA friend, and now that I’m no longer suffering from the plague that got … Continue reading

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Stay Motivated! Seize the Day!

With the start of the new year, folks tend to have no lack of motivation.  They also tend to over-promise and later, as the year marches on, they also under-deliver.  It is for precisely that reason that I don’t tend … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned Raising Homestead Turkeys

2018 was the year of the turkey at the homestead, and it occurred to me that I never shared a “lessons learned” post on the blog.  In sharing, I hope to encourage others who’re thinking of taking the plunge.  I … Continue reading

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Trying for Turkey 20 Ways — Methods 3-5

When you have more than 15 homestead turkeys in your freezer, it’s relatively easy to explore all the possibilities for delicious turkey preparation.  The first post in this series covered two “recipes”; today, I’ll share three more. Prep #3 — … Continue reading

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When Perfection is the Enemy of “Good Enough”

Over the last week, I’ve listened to several thought-provoking podcasts from some of my favorite podcasters.  As I considered what they’d said, I decided to weave some of their wisdom into my current life path, and I realized something.  I … Continue reading

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Trying for Turkey 20 Ways — Days 1-3

This year, we’ve learned that there’s nothing more fantastic than pasture-raised, non-GMO-fed turkeys from your own homestead! Now that we have all this amazing meat though, what do we do with it? Well, it occurred to me today that I … Continue reading

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Going Keto: Update for 08/24/18 (Week 50)

My week of determination and focus has paid off so far.  I’m getting back into the keto swing of things, and the scale has moved in the right direction! This morning, the scale was at 245.2 pounds.  That means I’m … Continue reading

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Save with Sarah — Don’t Pay Fees

It seems like common sense.  Don’t pay “fees” and you’ll keep more of your own money in your pocket.  What does this concept look like in the real world though? It’s not as simple as you might think. Not too … Continue reading

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