Once upon a time, there was this girl... She was pretty typical, as far as young American gals go. She grew up in a quiet little neighborhood on the outskirts of town, always kept her grades up, and never really questioned much about the world around her. She ate typical American fare growing up: processed cheese in the thin plastic wrappers, Chef Boyardee ravioli, and yes, even the 29 cent packages of Ramen noodles. She had a special … [Read more...] about Can I Tell You a Story?
**Please Note** This post is NOT referring to people who must be on certain diets because of allergies or health problems. I fully acknowledge that is a different issue entirely. I've been noticing an interesting phenomenon lately... If you want to start a debate online, mention either religion or politics. But if you want to start an all-out war, start talking about food. I suppose I understand it to a certain extent... Food IS … [Read more...] about Why I Stopped Being Dogmatic About My Diet…
Crazy. If I had one word to describe 2013, that'd be it. But I'm not complaining, because as you know, we rather like a bit of organized chaos around here. I've been doing a lot of pondering about the last 365 days and thinking about what I learned, the mistakes I made, and the adventures I've had. And instead of keeping them to myself, I thought I'd share them with you (cuz that's what bloggers do, after all) ;) 20 Lessons I Learned in … [Read more...] about What 2013 Taught Me and My Homestead Goals for 2014
I always used to feel like I had to defend my little farmhouse... ... when people would first walk through the door. No one ever seemed to notice all the neat things about my home; the hand-painted signs adorning the walls, the farmhouse antiques I had salvaged from yard sales, or my creative furniture arrangements... They only seemed to want to talk about the size. "Wow... this is... small." "So, are you going to build an addition … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons I Love Life in a Small House