food, Uncategorized

Chocolate Berry Breakfast Bars

Well hello there dusty ol' blog.  Its been a sec.  I still love you, but of course, you know that.  You're just that kind of low maintenance friend we all love to have.  We can go weeks, even months without speaking and not get all weird about it.  And then when we reunite we pick… Continue reading Chocolate Berry Breakfast Bars

homestead, travel

Folly Beach – Leaving the Homestead

Thoughts of home & photo memories on the beach Chickens, gardens, and a sourdough starter. Those are are "living" things that need caring for every day as of right now. Oh and kids...(but that's not the focus today!) And honestly, with a system in place it's not a lot of work at all! By far… Continue reading Folly Beach – Leaving the Homestead

fitness, food, Uncategorized

Clean Cookie Dough

This cookie dough recipe is an old faithful that will always hit the spot when I want just an little somethin' sweet but don't want to spend an hour baking and don't want to consume 892346527853 calories. It's especially perfect as a cool, quick summer time treat for my little ones, too!  And doesn't it… Continue reading Clean Cookie Dough

food

Two Ingredient Sourdough Starter

I didn't choose the simple life.  The simple life chose me.  Which is exponentially better than the thug life choosing me.  And tbh, I really, really dig the simple life. Working with my hands and DIY-ing fills my heart and soul and gives me rest.  It's a way of recharging for my introverted spirit and… Continue reading Two Ingredient Sourdough Starter

Decor DIY, farmhouse, Uncategorized

DIY Picnic Table Makeover

I posted a picture of our old/new picnic table on IG a few weeks ago and have gotten lots of questions from desperate owners of rickety old outdoor furniture wondering if there's hope after all. If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a lover of all things repurposed and found at a bargain or for… Continue reading DIY Picnic Table Makeover

chickens, farmhouse, gardening, Uncategorized

DIY Raised Bed Garden/Chicken Coop Combo

Gardening season is upon us!  And honestly, after we finished building the house this past October I was so exhausted and just done that I planned on waiting until 2019 to do any big homestead, farmy projects like acquiring animals or gardening.  We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps {Proverbs 16:9},… Continue reading DIY Raised Bed Garden/Chicken Coop Combo

chickens, farmhouse, food, Uncategorized

Raising Baby Chicks – The first Two Weeks

I've lived in rural Missouri my whole life, but I've never raised or cared for an animal other than my beloved grumpy cat doppelgänger Poopsie who disappeared or spontaneously combusted or was abducted by the neighbor in 2016. So needless to say I have no idea what I'm doing - but hey, I've managed to… Continue reading Raising Baby Chicks – The first Two Weeks

farmhouse, food, Uncategorized

Bone Brawth & Harmony

Remember Bone Thugz?  If not, gtfo.  Jk you can stay but if you don't click this link and listen to Ghetto Cowboy whilst reading about preparing bone broth and having Laura Ingalls Wilder aspirations well then just stop reading. Fam.  I've been poor, I've been rich, I've been middle, I've been always an American so… Continue reading Bone Brawth & Harmony