Settling into the homesteading life has been both challenging and rewarding! I’m happy to say that the kids love it so far and I’m a pretty big fan myself! I’m pretty sure even my husband has enjoyed expanding his woodworking skills when I badger him about building yet one more thing. It’s become pretty apparent that there will always be something to build, fix, or improve upon while we set up and learn! But that’s half the fun of it all! The kids have jumped in full force and participate in the morning and afternoon chores which I am grateful for as there are aRead More →

A selection of keto friendly vegetable's

It has been a few years since I attempted a vegetable garden! While we were pretty successful and enjoyed the process other factors in our life kept us from trying again. This spring it was the knowledge that we would likely be moving – which we did! We have loved starting our own homestead so far and a garden has to be a part of that plan! Unfortunately, we moved well past the spring planting dates for our zone. I have never tried planning a fall garden before but this seems like a pretty great time to start! Planning A Fall Garden This post mayRead More →

What is the one thing you would change about your appearance? While a number of things involve drastic surgery and a lot of pain, one thing you can do to alter your appearance is to improve your smile. A healthy-looking, white set of teeth can work wonders for your confidence, helping to change how you feel when you look in the mirror, as well as being good for your oral health. The good news is that you can improve your smile in a number of ways, without having to spend a fortune. Ready to get your dream smile? Here are some affordable ways to improveRead More →

I knew as soon as I had kids that they were doomed to have poor eyesight. With both myself and my husband wearing glasses it seemed inevitable that they would need them too. I wasn’t wrong, it wasn’t long after they started school that glasses became a necessity for both of them. While genetics play a large role in our eyesight there are a few ways you can take better care of your eyesight and keep things from getting worse! There are many aspects of our health and wellbeing that get easily ignored, and our eyesight can be one of them. It’s easy to feelRead More →

Starting A Homestead

Things have been a bit crazy around here for the last couple of months but we are finally doing it! Our family is finally starting the homestead we have always dreamed of. As I mentioned in previous posts things have been slower here on the blog because we were in the process of moving! Here’s hoping that we don’t have to do that again for a very long time – if ever! We have located from our small suburban home to a 10-acre plot in middle Georgia. The land is mostly forested right now but it does have a small pasture and 2 stall horseRead More →

Need to see a doctor, but don’t have insurance? You’re certainly not alone! A lot of people face this problem every day, especially right now. While arguments can be made that we should have to deal with this in today’s world there are, thankfully, some alternative ways to afford or at least lower the immediate impact of healthcare if you’re uninsured. Here are just several options to look into. How To Afford Healthcare Without Insurance This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links if you make a purchase after clicking one of the links I may receive a small commission at noRead More →

Many households have fabric furniture in their homes. This might be because leather furniture is typically higher pried or because people want a greater variety of choices. Fabrics tend to come in a wider range of colors, patterns, and textures than other materials. Fabric-based furniture, however, can be a bit more challenging to clean! Rather than a simple wipe down fabrics sometimes require a more robust and deep cleaning process. Everything inside of a home will get dirty at some point and your furniture is no exception, although it might be one of those chores that slip the mind from time to time. Forgetting toRead More →

This was supposed to be a one month challenge but the world decided to upend every routine we had and so here we are two months later with our cleaning routine results! While we are all still adjusting to this social distancing lifestyle (I really miss my Dollar store trips and crafts!) and the kids being home until the next school year starts, I have made some strides when it comes to sticking to my cleaning routine. Is it perfect? Not yet… but it’s getting there and I feel confident enough to make this post. Cleaning Routine Results, Getting Organized This post may contain affiliateRead More →

Building self-esteem can be challenging. When you’re a young child you have many people encouraging you as you learn new skills and (hopefully) looking out for you as you figure things out. It’s not until we get older, venture out in the world and have to deal with negative social interactions like bullying and are faced with more serious consequences to our failures – like losing out on a job, or failing a course in school, that many of us start to doubt ourselves and our abilities. Creating self-esteem as an adult can be a special challenge because we tend to get caught up inRead More →