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A Cloth Diapering Q and A

I've used cloth diapers for the past two years on both of my baby boys. I began researching about this diapering process while I was pregnant with my first son. At first glance, the entire concept of cloth diapering seemed monumental and completely overwhelming. I went to the internet with a long list of questions:... Continue Reading →

Encouraging Quotes for Motherhood

Motherhood is the most challenging journeys that I've been on. In all honesty, I feel discouraged by it every day and sometimes wonder if I have what it takes to do it all over again tomorrow. As another tantrum breaks out because I told the toddler that he couldn't comb his breakfast with my hairbrush,... Continue Reading →

A Delicious Chili Soup Recipe

The winter season is upon us. The days are just brisk which means I crave anything and everything warm. One of the better aspects of the cooler seasons, in my opinion, is the food. Warm and wholesome, there’s just nothing like the dishes we customarily enjoy during autumn and winter. Delicious baked goods such as... Continue Reading →

Gardening To-Do List | January

January is a frigid month in the Midwest. Not much is growing at this time of year and it's too early to start seeds indoors. That doesn't necessarily mean that my gardening to-do list is completely empty though. The bulk of planning for this year's garden happens in January. I am sharing monthly garden to-do... Continue Reading →

How to Make and Use Orange Pomander Balls

The bleak winter season makes me crave all things cozy and inviting, including fragrances. While I enjoy filling my home with festive scents, I don't love the toxic ingredients found within air fresheners and candles.  It's so easy to light Christmas candles and achieve that comfortable vibe, but did you know that synthetic fragrances are... Continue Reading →

Creating a Dried Orange Garland for Christmas

Our little farmhouse is looking quite festive dressing in all of its Christmas attire! I immensely enjoy how our home looks at this time of year. Stockings, twinkle lights, candles, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, and garlands all work together to create a cozy environment like no other. I recently shared some inspiration for how I decorate... Continue Reading →

Simple and Primitive Christmas Decorations

Our little farmhouse is looking quite festive dressing in all of its Christmas attire! I immensely enjoy how our home looks at this time of year. Stockings, twinkle lights, candles, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, and garlands all work together to create a cozy environment like no other. Living in a 100 year old farmhouse has inspired... Continue Reading →

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