• Family

    Sharing Strawberries

    by  • June 17, 2015 • Family, Featured, Gardening & Pets • 1 Comment

    strawberry bowl

    This spring has been a good for strawberries. Great, even. Our patches produced enough for multiple quarts daily that we’ve eaten fresh, frozen, and made into jam. Enough that the afternoon “pick me” call feels more like a chore as days go by. Enough that I revisit this memory often: I am nine or ten...

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    Homesteading Hair Care – Baking Soda & Vinegar Hair Rinses

    by  • January 23, 2015 • Eco-friendly, Family, Featured, Home & Family, Make it Yourself • 0 Comments


    Over the last couple years, we’ve slowly simplified our bath and body routines and made the switch from “all-natural” manufactured toiletries to homemade concoctions from food ingredients. I discovered that making our own is cheaper, requires very little effort, and works better than what I can buy. Plus there’s no wasted packaging or unnecessary chemicals! The...

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    Pet Lovin’ Messes – An Update on Annabel #SwifferEffect #ASPCA #Sponsored

    by  • October 19, 2014 • Family, Gardening & Pets, Home & Family • 1 Comment

    swiffer effect

    Oh, Annabel. Our busy, monochromatic (i.e. hard to photograph!) puppy is the focus of our life right now. Weekly puppy classes, daily training and treats sessions, cuddles, walks, and messes. Messes, everywhere messes. Our homestead normally cleans with rags, reusable towels, and washable mop heads. In fact, it’s a regular goal to eliminate disposable...

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    All The Details #diykitchen

    by  • April 30, 2014 • Family, Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 2 Comments

    drawer pulls on ikea ramsjo

    The flooring, appliances, and cabinets are all set in our DIY kitchen project so now we’re left with the little, annoying, time consuming details. I focused, measured, and drilled the fourscore drawer and door pulls so now the doors are functional. Alex has two of five zinc-covered counter tops installed. I replaced outlets and switches...

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