Pick Any Two……

As I was looking out the kitchen window today and daydreaming about what to plant in our garden, I began to wonder what we would do if we could only plant two things in our garden.  What would we choose? For us, it would make sense to plant tomatoes and potatoes.  Why?  They can both […]

5 Fan Favorites!

Hello again and Happy (belated) New Year!! I know we are quite late in wishing you well for the New Year, but as you can tell things have  been extremely quiet here on the blog.  And as you might have guessed, that just means that real life has been keeping us very busy! We hope […]

Handmade for the Holidays

Hello!  You may have noticed that we’ve been a bit quiet lately here on the blog, and you’ll hear more about the reason why at a later time.  But today I am excited to share with you a fun project I’ve been working on with many other talented bloggers and crafters.  A whole bunch of […]

The Time is Now: National Preparedness Month

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?  To be honest, we didn’t!  We are always working toward becoming more self reliant and take the topic of preparedness seriously.  This is a great time for everyone to take a few minutes and consider (or reconsider) how prepared you are to take care of yourself and your […]

9/11: We Remember

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York.  I did not personally know anyone in the towers, any of the first responders, anyone on the airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania or anyone working at the Pentagon….yet this anniversary brings to my mind that very day, where I was, […]

Neck Gaiters: Outdoor Gear Review

We know many of you love the outdoors like we do, and today it is our pleasure to share some great outdoor gear made by Later Gaiters. We have found these neck gaiters to be made of quality materials that fit well, protect you from the sun and the cold and are a great addition to […]

Looking on the Bright Side: Lessons from the Garden

Our growing season is coming to an end and quite honestly, I was having a little pity party for myself the other day.  In my mind I was concentrating on all the things that we didn’t get done, all the crops that didn’t grow as well as we wanted them to, and all the weeds […]

Grandma’s Apple Krisp

My Grandma’s Apple Krisp recipe has become one of my most treasured recipes and bits of memorabilia.  My mom has the original handwritten recipe and I love looking at the old faded recipe card it is written on, reading my grandmother’s handwriting and imagining the taste of warm apple crisp.  My mom started making this recipe after […]

Fall Favorites: Butternut Squash

Today we are going to get a jump start on our fall favorites, and a great place to start is with butternut squash! As you can see below, we have plenty to use up this year! Butternut squash is a versatile addition to your garden as it can be used right away or stored in […]

10 Homeschool Resources

When we decided to homeschool I was overwhelmed by all the options available. I originally thought we would use a boxed curriculum with everything planned out but then realized I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something we might not like, and I wasn’t crazy about being tied a strict schedule each […]