This Do-it-yourself lifestyle can sometimes require numerous supplies and tools. Shopping for these items can add up fast and quickly bust a budget. The answer to this quandary can often be second-hand shopping. See, thrift stores (and yard / garage sales) tickles the frugal heart and empowers many D.I.Y. adventures. Use these second-hand shopping tips […]
Books to Inspire
Find books to inspire your simple, seasonal and handmade lifestyle with our reviews on cookbooks, craft books, and other non-fiction selections.
Homemade pizza is a big thing here on our homestead. It’s a group activity, the making and the eating of it. We enjoy it several times a month and we almost always make it for guests to rave reviews. Currently, we’re making pizza in our kitchen in a regular oven but wood fired pizza from […]
Living near Glacier National Park means we get a fair amount of visitors in the summer. Oh, they may want to see us but we also know they’re coming to see the great views and outdoor spaces we call home. I do love showing folks around my neck of the woods, enjoy seeing my home […]
About 5 1/2 years ago, I began a weight loss journey. I lost over a hundred pounds in about 16 months. I’ve since kept that weight off. It’s a powerful journey, weight loss, and one that is so full of ridiculous judgment and rhetoric in our modern western society (of which I will not engage […]
My kitchen sees a bunch of activity in a given day. There’s the regular cooking and eating to simply sustain us, but there’s also recipe development for private clients and magazine writing assignments, there’s herbal medicine creating, and much more that goes on in there. All that activity means the counters need cleaned, often. Most […]
March is the time of year in which I start thinking about gardening and eating fresh food more often. I do in fact start gardening this month in that seeds get started in the greenhouse but more than that I do lots of planning for what I want the gardens to look like, how to […]