• Ramblings

    Benefits: Blessed with Being Self Sufficient

    I have been asked many times to share the many benefits that I have been blessed  with by becoming self sufficient. I must first say it has only  been by the help of my Lord. I do not know where to start so I am going to jump right in. There are many benefits in farming and having a homestead. I must say first that it is no easy task in farming and everything is strictly time managed. It is fun sharing what I/we do on the farm from the work labor to cooking, farm chores and the cute pictures…

  • Guides

    50+ Things You Need in Your Vehicle!

    I learned to “Be Prepared” in Girl Scouts. Over the years, I’ve become quite adept at having what I, and others, need–in my vehicle (or purse!) I wanted to share a list of things in my vehicle to inspire you.…

  • Guides

    5 Ways To Save Money Every Month

    Living off a single income as a family of 6 has been very challenging at times.  In the beginning we had to quickly make drastic changes to our lifestyle in order to support our family.  In my opinion, it has…

  • Guides

    The Truth About Holistic Cleansing

    The word holistic can be pretty vague. You know it’s a good word … you know it’s healthy … you know it has something to do with, well, everything. But you’re not 100% clear. Cleansing, on the other hand, is…

  • Project Declutter

    Closet organization

    Do you find it hard to keep your closet neat and organized? I certainly do – actually I did. After my closet declutter I had a lot less clothes to handle. While the smaller number of clothes to organize certainly…

  • Project Declutter,  Reviews

    To KonMari or not to KonMari

    After I had started my decluttering journey, I came across Marie Kondo’s book The life-changing magic of tidying. It’s quite a popular book and I enjoyed reading it. Overall, I like her idea of decluttering and living with less. I…

  • Parenting

    9 Things that Put the “Mother” in Motherhood

    Ah, Mother’s Day. That wonderful time when we must be delighted with garish corsages and spilled food because that’s what mothers do. We give our brain cells, our skin cells, our hearts, our energy, and then feel guilty for ever…

  • Parenting

    Our experience with baby-led weaning

    I’ve been wanting to publish this post for weeks now, but it never felt comprehensive enough, so I didn’t. Well, it’s definitely comprehensive now. If I didn’t cover something you’re interested in, leave a comment below. So, the executive summary…

  • Sewing

    8 Common Beginner Sewing Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

    If you’re new to sewing, complications and frustrations are bound to happen. However, I find that all beginner sewers tend to make the same or very similar mistakes. Sewing is a fun and exciting endeavor, mistakes included, but creating garments…

  • Fitness

    Top 5 Things Not To Do in Your Quest For Fitness

    New year is about to come, and do you know where your fitness resolutions are? I do! Let’s check in on mine: Using My Fitness Pal like everybody else on Earth? Check. Keeping meticulous track of my food and exercise? Check. Not…