Once upon a time, essential oil diffuser jewelry fell mainly into categories that just weren’t my jam. Like clay pendants and silver lockets. And hey, if you love clay pendants and silver lockets, that’s cool. I’m not judging. To each her own.
Thankfully, somewhere along the way someone discovered that leather, wooden beads, and lava rock make beautiful and effective diffuser jewelry. These materials happen to be much more my speed, and I happily test drove a number of pieces to figure out which ones work (and look) best.Read More
Remember how we threw together nine new Hugelkultur raised garden beds last year during our whirlwind transition to the new farm? Yeah, I’m glad that’s over!
Many of you have asked for an update, and as we head into year two with our Hugelkultur raised beds, I have important tips to share from all I learned during the first year. Read More
I get it. Not everyone can or wants to raise their own chickens, pigs, or cows. Thankfully it’s now easier than ever to find local pastured meat.
Of course, if you’re in the northern Virginia area, we’d love to be your source for local pastured meat! Sign up here to join our list of farm customers. But for everyone else, I’ve got tips for tracking down a top quality source for local pastured meat.Read More
I spent a lot of time psyching myself up for this project in our new log home farmhouse, but it turns out that it’s really pretty simple to refinish a vintage claw foot tub. And I’m so pleased with the results!Read More
Essential oils are sort of the lazy way of flavoring kombucha, but it’s super easy, tastes amazing, and adds health benefits to our kombucha. So we could argue that it’s actually brilliant, not lazy, to flavor kombucha with essential oils, right?Read More
Our second year of raising meat birds was filled with ups and downs. Mostly ups, with two major downs. In the end, we’re still addicted to raising our own food and plan to expand our pastured poultry enterprise this year.Read More
When we discovered a microwave-free kitchen on our new farm, it felt like a sign: We don’t use a microwave. The new farm has no microwave. Ergo, we were meant to live here!
Are you wondering how in the world we can live without a microwave, and why anyone would want to? I’m glad you asked.Read More
Have you ever wondered if there was an easy way to age new hardware to give it a weathered patina? There is! That’s just what I did for the handle on our new sliding barn door in the master bedroom.Read More
Nourish your body and feel fuller, longer with a cup of Paleo Bulletproof Cacao Latte!
You may have heard of bulletproof coffee and its many benefits, but some of us need to avoid caffeine, dairy, or both. This Paleo Bulletproof Cacao Latte provides many of the same benefits as bulletproof coffee, but without the dairy or caffeine.
It’s a great way to start the day or to get over the afternoon hump!Read More