I took a ride in a ambulance last week. I’m okay now, so don’t worry, but it was an intense and frightening experience for me. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the skilled EMT’s, nurses, and doctors that cared for me that day. (Sidenote: Have you ever had an IV put in by an EMT in an moving ambulance?? They… Keep Reading
Brrrr….winter is settling in. Even here in Florida we were getting below freezing temps last week. So there was a lot of hot cocoa being made at our house. And in a shear act of brilliance (if I do say so myself 😉) I came up with the idea to try out orange hot cocoa! Mmmm. It was so good I… Keep Reading
It’s startin’ to get chilly around here! With the weather getting colder, that means more indoor playtime at our house. And around here that means playdough! My kids love playdough, don’t yours? I like making my own because it’s so much cheaper then buying it from the store, and it’s a fun thing for the kids to help with too. Plus,… Keep Reading
Can you believe that tomorrow is November?? I told you the holidays were approaching fast! So today we’re closing out our Homesteader Christmas Gift series! Today’s gift ideas are centered around the homestead itself – the home, the kitchen, the garden. I think you’re gonna love it! Let’s get to it!
I have a new love! Making homemade gummies! The sky is the limit when it comes to the flavor combinations here. My kids love them. And I don’t have to feel that internal conflict about my kids eating junk or feeling deprived. I really hate “fruit snacks”. Truly. I think it’s one of the biggest cons in the grocery store…. Keep Reading
It’s rare that a homesteader gets the opportunity to travel, but it does happen! I recently returned from my very first cruise (thanks Mom!), it was amazing! In true homesteader fashion, I love being home, but a trip every now and then is refreshing too! And whenever I leave I like to bring a few things to help make… Keep Reading
Autumn is finally here!! Bring on the fall scented candles! Right? Well, actually, scratch that… I’ve completely given up candles. For real! Y’all know I love my essential oils, and that I use them everyday for personal care and wellness, but I also love to use them in their most commonly known function…aromatically!
Let’s talk Christmas gifts! I know it’s only October, but I wanted to give you some ideas early enough so you aren’t scrambling on Christmas Eve…been there, done that, it’s not fun. I like to start acquiring or making gifts pretty early in the year. I know, I’m crazy. But the years when I’ve actually been able to do that,… Keep Reading
Let’s get fancy today! We don’t go out to eat very often. There are two reasons for this, it’s expensive and it’s far away. We live at least 30 minutes away from town with it’s many restaurants. And to be honest, when you make a shift in the way you eat, towards more whole and traditional foods…restaurant’s just don’t taste… Keep Reading
If you’re a romantic type like me, you love to envision beautiful rustic barns and pastures full of baby animals. Which is totally a part of the homesteading package deal, and it’s one of the reasons why I love homesteading so much! But, just as true as romantic scenery, are the poopy chicken coops, flies, spiders, garden pests, and… Keep Reading