Day 20: Time Management and Time Wasters

Today I want to discuss with you – TIME. We all have it, we all waste it, what do you do with it? It is productive most of the time or can you do better with your time management? After reading a blog from The Simple Dollar, I found a couple of things that peaked my … Continue Reading

Day 19: Living The Good Life, No Matter What The Checkbook Says

                        “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero We are in the last few days of our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge so by now I’ll bet you all can breathe a little easier after what … Continue Reading

What Does Community Mean To You?

When you think of the word – Community, what comes to mind? A neighborhood? A place to hang out? A group of people? As defined in Webster’s, here are ALL the definitions!!! Just bear with me a minute. 🙂 : a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, … Continue Reading

So Many Cool Things…

The fall and winter were kind of dreary here and I don’t just mean weather dreary…life dreary if you know what I mean. Nobody really likes to complain, nobody wants to hear complaints but life can’t always be PERFECT! Stuff happens for a reason, I get that. There are times where you just feel like … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Welcome to a very special Christmas Edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! Wildcrafting Wednesday is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Kristin @ Herban Momma, and me! 🙂 Christmas is a magical time of year that brings memories of family and … Continue Reading

How To Make Plantain Infused Oil

How to Make a Plantain Infused Oil – I had to make some plantain oil yesterday for a big herbal class at our Ladies Homestead Gathering this so I thought I would post it here for you all!! Shared on Wildcrafting Wednesday! Were ya just thinking “Plantain infused oil, plantains? Aren’t they bananas?” Not those … Continue Reading

3rd Annual Ladies Homestead Retreat

A couple weeks ago, we had our 3rd Annual Ladies Homestead Retreat up at Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, Georgia. I look forward to this trip ALL YEAR LONG – seriously it is amazing! Our group of ladies in GA belong to the National Ladies Homestead Gathering, just went National this year and how exciting … Continue Reading

More Bartering Updates!

Have I said I love bartering? Yep!!!! Ok so here are the goods for the last Ladies homestead Swap and Market Swaps –   Tons of okra!!!! A butternut squash, cayenne peppers, green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pineapple sage(drying) and arugula seeds, all for breads 😀       This was truly the BEST score! TONS … Continue Reading

Field Trip at Rancho Alegre Farm

Every so often I get a call from Pilar at Rancho Alegre Farm, http://ranchoalegrefarm.com/ in Dacula asking me to help out with an upcoming field trip. Well this past Wednesday I went on over to work the petting zoo! Awesome thing about homesteading and staying home…you get to work whenever the opportunity arises. Never a dull … Continue Reading

The Swap Shop!

For those of you that have been following me, you know I love to barter instead of paying for things!!! At our Ladies Homestead Gatherings, we have had food swaps, medicinal swap and seed swap. Well we started something new this month and did an all out anything goes swap and boy let me tell … Continue Reading