This fall garden was my first time growing anything on our new property, and especially at this scale! Our garden is currently 20 x 42, and it took my poor husband days to turn this large chunk of lawn into my new playground. I’ve definitely had some failures this season, but also some great successes – I’ll highlight them all here and hope you can learn (and laugh) along with me!     DO mix in as much compost as you can while p ...
If you’re anything like me, you might be a little bit sick of zucchini or summer squash. I have these big, beautiful zucchini plants that I was so excited about in the beginning of summer. Then, they started going wild – growing huge, huge squash constantly. I’m pretty proud of my novice green thumb, but if I eat one more piece of sautéed zucchini, I might cry. First world problems, I know. I often will turn them into zucchini fritters, b ...
Our new hens laid their very first egg! This home is really starting to feel like a farm. The chickens know us and get so excited when we bring them scraps to eat. The girls really feel like it is their “job” to take care of them. We waste so much less food, as every edible scrap goes right back to nourishing our sweet hens and making eggs!  I said “new” hens, because last week I came home from a day out, only to find that two ...
Let me start off by saying I am very blessed. I have two healthy, beautiful, and thriving little girls. They embody all of the goodness that exists in this world. They are truly special and unique little specimens that amaze me with their ability everyday. They won’t, however, go on the potty. I write this as the very thought of changing another dirty diaper or soiled pull-up consumes me. Before you ask, yes, I’ve tried everything. First, it wa ...
So, it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted my workouts. My ankle is finally starting to feel better! I purchased a copper compression sleeve for my ankle, and it did ease the pain a bit (<—amazon affiliate link). As soon as my ankle got better, the girls and I picked up another cold/sinus infection. There is always something! Because of this, my workouts have been a little less intense and I’ve taken a lot more rest days. Oh well. ...
This post contains affiliate links – thanks again for your support! If you read my initial post on sourdough, you’ll know that I was actively questioning whether or not to try gluten again. After watching “Cooked” on Netflix, I was convinced to give it a go after almost 4 years of abstention. The thought of being able to consume real bread again, without consequence, was very enticing! When choosing a flour to start with, I wanted t ...
Hello there! I’m back to post my workouts this week. I had a pretty unplugged weekend, and it was really nice. The girls and I spent some time with family and I got a decent amount of schoolwork done. Saturday we went to my school for this agricultural fair, it was really cute! The girls were still a little young for it, but we got to see cows, chickens, sheep, etc. The university also has their own homemade ice cream facility, where they have no-sug ...
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(This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! As always, please see disclaimer here). Hello! Hope you had a great weekend. Just wanted to pop in real quick and document my workouts, etc. If this week had a category, it would be “a little bit of everything.” I just kind of felt like mixing it up and doing some random circuits that I made up. I also started carb cycling a bit this week. I’m always looking to try new thing ...
I so wish this wasn’t true. But, for every photo taken with their beautifully smiling faces, there are at least 10 moments of tears and tantrums that went uncaptured. I often hear from friends and family – “they’re so happy!” “all they do is smile!” People don’t believe me that my twins cry – A LOT I’ve tried to get some candid shots, but I just don’t know why anyone would want pictures of m ...