Yearly Archives: 2016


The Goats of Christmas Past

Recently while digging through some old photos, I found some that brought back some humorous memories. My oldest two girls were very small when we moved out to the country, and being raised in the country myself, I was accustomed to having an assortment of animals around the farm. Animals can be both useful and [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Inspiration|Comments Off on The Goats of Christmas Past

Scent Your Season Naturally

When it comes to homey holiday fragrances, I'm totally in love. I used to be the first one to grab up all the plug ins, air fresheners, candles etc. to make my house smell like a winter wonderland! That is, until I found out how harmful those are to our families. After deciding to go [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Herbs, Homemaking|Comments Off on Scent Your Season Naturally

An Old Fashioned Christmas

My daughter and I are history buffs at our house We homeschool, and for the month of December we decided to do something fun for history. Instead of continuing on with our ancient world history, we are doing some Christmas themed history. The other day we ran across the origins of the Christmas tree. They [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|4 Comments

Trash… Or Treasure

Remember the old saying one man's trash is another man's treasure? That definitely is true for me! My kids laugh at me because I have been known to dumpster dive at a moments notice, or veer out of traffic to  a random rummage sale. That's when your teen slouches down in their seat, and pretends [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Trash… Or Treasure

Happy Birthday Old House

Happy Birthday old house! My, but you were grand in your day! Standing up on a hill looking over the prairie flowers. Someone with big hopes and dreams built you, back in 1916. I had an old lady friend years ago who told me stories about you and the people who lived here. She was [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Happy Birthday Old House

Back to School Immunity Support

It's hard to believe that August has almost come to an end and September is right around the corner! As we have, many of you may have started to get ready for back to school, back packs, school supplies, maybe new clothes and shoes, all of those things are fun to shop for! One thing [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|Home Apothecary, Homemaking|Comments Off on Back to School Immunity Support

Coffee Bean Soap

I don't know about you all, but I like my coffee! Its an everyday necessity around here, from a nice warm cup in the morning, to iced coffee in the afternoon. Not only does coffee taste great, it's also very good for your skin, for quite sometime now caffeine has been used to reduce the [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Homemaking, Soaping|Comments Off on Coffee Bean Soap

Bread and Butter Pickles

These days of summer, I am enjoying my garden bounty! I have lots of cucumbers to make pickles with. I usually make garlic dills and jalepeno hot pickles. Those are great, but I've been looking for something different, and I've found it! My Mom used to make bread and butter pickles, so I searched for [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Bread and Butter Pickles

A Taste of Summer Red Clover Tea

This time of the year, along country roads, and out in meadows grows a little purple flower, a very delicious, nutritious purple flower!  Red clover is a perennial, growing up to 16 inches high, with 3-4 oval leaflets each marked with a white crescent. It blooms freely from May - September, along roadsides, and in [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Clean Eating, Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on A Taste of Summer Red Clover Tea

To Blessed to Be Stressed

It's been a long time since I have posted on here. Spring is in full swing and I have been super busy! Spring craft shows are abundant, and since we home school it is always a push to get our classes done by the end of the school year. There is getting the garden in [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Gardening, Homemaking, Inspiration|1 Comment