7 Reasons Why April is Awesome; blogpost; Minneapolis; Minnesota

7 Reasons Why April is Awesome

7 Reasons Why April is Awesome “April Showers brings May Flowers” – English poem recorded in 1610 Awesome April is here!  How can I possibly say that considering our taxes are due, its snowing or…


Sustainable; What is a Sustainable Life; Farm; Minnesota; Windmill; sunset

What is a Sustainable Life? – S1E6

What is a Sustainable Life? – S1E6 After a bit of a break in March, the Small Scale Life Podcast is back!  Before we posted another episode, I needed to get some infrastructure in place…


Focus goals reset and push forward with determination

Workout Plan – Week of April 3, 2016

Workout Plan – Week of April 3, 2016 Another week has passed, and it is Monday!  Where has the time gone?  I hope you all had an excellent weekend and are getting after your goals…


Repurposing YoGurt, Rotisserie Chicken, Water Bottles and Lunch Meat Containers for Gardening

Creatively Repurposing Containers for Gardening

Creatively Repurposing Containers for Gardening Bren Haas is a fellow garden blogger and the organizer/creator of the ever-popular Twitter chat called “Garden Chat,” which occurs every Monday night at 9:00 PM Eastern time.  Recently, Bren…


Tomato; Blight; Septoria; Larry Hall's Rain Gutter Grow System; Kiddie Pool Grow System

What is Septoria Leaf Spot?

What is Septoria Leaf Spot? Dear Small Scale Life: My husband really dove 100% into the gardening world last spring and worked tirelessly doing research, going to seminars, watching YouTube channels, talking with Master Gardeners….


Work Out Gym Weight Room Pool Planning

Workout Plan – Week of March 27, 2016

Workout Plan – Week of March 27, 2016 I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend!  We always have a fantastic time and meal at Julie’s aunt and uncle’s place west of the Twin Cities,…


Weekly Workout Plan for the Week of 3/20/16

Workout Plan – Week of March 20, 2016

Workout Plan – Week of March 20, 2016 I have to admit that since the Swimming Challenge and Kwitchyerbellyakin Fitness Challenge ended, I lost a little motivation for working out.  I effectively took a month-long siesta, and now…


Fitness Challenge Wrap-Up

Fitness Challenge Wrap-Up

Fitness Challenge Wrap-Up As I jumped into the pool today, it hit me that I had not written anything about the Kwitchyerbellyakin Fitness Challenge in a long, long time.  That is unfortunate given the amount of time and effort…


How to Save Money: Buying in Bulk

How to Save Money: Buying in Bulk

How to Save Money: Buying in Bulk “I want to make pork chops, but the pork chops at the local store are so expensive!  Where do you get yours?  What do you do?” – Karen in…


February in a Small Scale Life; garden; onion

February in a Small Scale Life

February in a Small Scale Life February 2016 is in the history books.  It was a Leap Year this year, which gave us another day to get stuff done and learn, do and grow.  February…


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