Month: February 2019

Enough Winter, Let’s Start Gardening Now!

It’s been winter for quite awhile here in New England and it’s easy to go stir crazy with the cold, gray days. We all need something positive to look forward to – to dream about. This is the time of year to plan the…

Elderberry Syrup Magic

I hadn’t even heard of elderberry syrup until last winter and even when I heard about it, I had no idea what it was or what it was for. I just knew people were talking about it. When I began my homesteading journey just…

Kitchen Organization

Sure, we all have vision of grandeur when it comes to our kitchens…(right?) Well, I do. I always wanted a kitchen straight out of Fixer Upper – something inspired (and paid for!) by Joanna & Chip Gaines. Wouldn’t that be amazing. Unfortunately, my space,…

How Do We Know our Household Products are Safe?

I went on a wild goose chase today of research where one discovery led to another and another and another. Surprises around every turn! Simply looking up an answer to a question is not easily achievable. With the amount of knowledge available and the…

Matcha Latte

Matcha has been a trendy drink for quite a few years now and has even been used in culinary treats like donuts, cookies, ice cream, muffins, pudding and much more. It’s everywhere. But what is it? Matcha is actually just a green tea leaf…

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

I started writing this post with the intention of telling you all about my hair. ACV and hair – seems odd, right? But, today I did a thing……I conditioned my hair with Apple Cider Vinegar. I always heard that ACV was good for things…

Repurposed, Less Waste, Cleaner & Safer Firestarters

I was a girl scout as a child and have not forgotten the skills I learned as a young girl. It was so empowering to learn with other strong girls and from women role models that told us we could do anything! I remember…

Have Fresh Herbs All Year

I am an amateur gardener and an amateur chef. I can get my hands dirty and I can read a recipe. It’s not that difficult. With that being said, I have also had my share of disasters in the garden and in the kitchen….

Finding True Love in 8 Steps

Since it is Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love. I am lucky to have met my husband when I was just 20 years old. I was not looking for love – I had just been broken up with by the first man I had…

Are We Happy?

Americans find pride in reminding everyone that we are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s in our Declaration of Independence after all. We are free to be who we are and free to find happiness…