When we bought this 40 year old mobile home, and moved it out to the farm, I thought it would take us five months max to remodel and get moved into. But I grossly underestimated our home reno newbness, and here we are, going on month nine. In fact we quickly went from "we're going to gut the whole Keep Reading
DIY is the way I prefer to do almost everything in life. We don’t have a lot of extra money to pay people to do things we can easily do ourselves. Plus, I get a huge amount of satisfaction from cooking, making, baking and doing. I prefer to see my hard work rewarded! Growing up in an Amish community, I have had a lot of practice with making things from scratch! It’s a way of life for my family and I.
I DIY body and cleaning products because I strive to have a chemical-free home and to only expose my husband and kids to things that are healthy for them. Nothing toxic! When you have strict rules like no toxins in your home, you have to learn to do-it-yourself when it comes to bath and cleaning products.
Our family has food allergies, so we eat gluten-free. But I DIY my baking mix because gluten-free mix is expensive!
Lastly, we are DIY-ing our own mobile home right now! Re-doing a mobile home from scratch is hard work but it feels so good!
Raise your hand if you get as annoyed as I do about all the itches that come with summer. I’m happy to say that I haven’t encountered any poison ivy (yet) this summer, but the state bird of Texas is the mosquito, if that tells you anything. :P Homemade "On The Go" Itch Relief A few years Keep Reading
Several months ago, Gabe and I took a leap and bought a 40 year old mobile home to move out the farm, renovate, and live in for… at least several years. But - spoiler alert! - neither Gabe nor I know anything about renovation, so it’s been an extremely slow process since getting it moved out to the Keep Reading
Thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement for underwriting this post because.... Ladies, it’s spring, and you know what that means - garden time!! But… it’s also t-ball, tumbling, and Crossfit time. Not to mention, we’re still in the thick of school work. If that intro made you feel just a little bit Keep Reading
Have you seen those “how to grow a bazillion pounds of potatoes in a trash can” posts? So cool, right? I don’t know about you, but I want to try doing it every year, so this year, we finally did it! Unfortunately, it will be the end of summer before I can tell you how well it works, and by Keep Reading
Hi all! So a few weeks ago, I wrote and told you, on a whim, about our "new" 40 year old mobile home, and I have to tell you, I've been blown away by your positive response! So I'm going to try to keep you updated, even though a DIY project - especially of this magnitude - is way out of my depth. Keep Reading
Are you looking for an easy, cheap way to add some super food power to your diet? You’re going to love this! A few months ago, I was browsing (pretty aimlessly to be honest) books at the library, and I stumbled upon Microgreens: How to Grow Nature's Own Superfood. I’ve been interested in growing Keep Reading
We bought a 40 year old mobile home last week. What are we thinking?? I have to tell you, buying an old mobile home wasn’t really my plan. Gabe and I had talked about buying a mobile home, so we could get moved out the farm debt-free. Essentially, it would give us a place to live where we could Keep Reading
Oh my goodness you guys! This rosemary-mint goat milk soap smells divine, and that creamy milk-based soap just can’t be beat! I have a whole list of our favorite essential oil blends for soap making, and this particular blend isn’t on the list - because this is the first time I’ve ever tried it. Keep Reading
Can you believe it’s it’s already time to get serious about Christmas planning? It is, and we’ve got Christmas gift guides coming in hot! I’ll admit that I have a little bit of a different perspective on Christmas than most, because I grew up in a family where December 25th was just another day. Keep Reading