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Blog Assembly: August 2010

Hi there!

As you can tell I haven’t blogged since last Friday.  Benzo and I had a sort-of unplugged weekend while we went on church camp retreat (we had our phones but not computers).  It was a great time.  A whole bunch of people went to stay at a camp (adults and kids) and we all just relaxed and had fun doing camp activities like swimming, canoeing, bon fires and smores.  There was even a big waterslide which was my favorite part.  🙂

We got back on Sunday but then I had to get ready to leave for another trip on Monday.  Right now I’m in New York on business.  I’ll be here till Thursday.  I’m not sure if I’ll have anything interesting to write about while I’m here so I may or may not post again until Friday.  Maybe I’ll just post some pictures of New York.

Anyway it’s the last day of August – can you believe it??  Summer is almost over.  😦  To end the month, here is a collection of blog posts I’ve read during August that I enjoyed:

Community FoodChoosing Raw

Gena writes about a community garden she visited and a talk she gave on making healthy choices with the community garden members.  I really like her idea of “add first, subtract later.”  First add more produce to your diet.  Then later you can subtract some animal products, if that works for you.

The importance of enjoying the habitZen Habits

If you try to develop a habit you don’t like, chances are you won’t stick with it.  In terms of my blog, if you don’t like making things at home then don’t do it!  Don’t do something you don’t enjoy.  You can still reap the benefits of homemade items by having other people make them for you.  Visit craft shows, farmers markets and locally owned boutiques and shops.

Minimalist Fashion ProjectsBe More With Less

Courtney is starting a new challenge called Project 333.  In this challenge you agree to wear only 33 items for 3 months (October – December).  My closet is completely stuffed and I’ve had a really hard time eliminating clothing from my wardrobe in order to make it more manageable.  I’m planning to participate in this challenge (eeep!) and will post about it on my blog.  My hope is that by the end I’ll realize how much happier I am with a smaller wardrobe and will easily let go of a lot of my excess clothing.

Things You Won’t Do Again ListsUnclutterer

This is a great idea.  I need to make my own list like that.  I just started subscribing to Unclutterer in my Google Reader and I love this blog!  It is inspiring me to “unclutter” of course.  🙂

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