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What to do With Roma Tomatoes

My Roma tomato plants have been highly productive this summer. I've brought in 20-25 every day for the past two months. That means I have a lot of work ahead of me to get them processed and stored away for winter. Thankfully, I've been able to stay on top of the garden work thanks to... Continue Reading →

How to Hang Plates on the Wall

Our farmhouse kitchen needed a bit of subtle wall art. Nothing too fancy because the space is definitely not fancy. My goal in decorating this home is to add in vintage elements that perhaps bring back a glimpse of the time in which it was built (which is supposedly about 100 years ago). I've slowly... Continue Reading →

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

One thing that is so helpful about homemade cleaners is that many of them use the same base ingredients. This means I can purchase things like baking soda, essential oils, and vinegar and utilize them in multiple ways around my home. Plus this aids in making DIY home products extremely affordable! I use this Natural... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for Mothers | Fortitude

"She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks."Proverbs 31:17 Fortitude: : "strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage" (as defined by Merriam-Webster). Heavenly Father, I thank You for the fortitude You weave into the intricate being of a mother. Because of this... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Mistakes to Avoid

I've been cooking with my cast iron skillet for about a year now. I must say that when I added this old fashioned pan alongside my sourdough starter, I kinda felt like my farmhouse kitchen took a step back in time! Those two items work quite well together. There's nothing like sourdough pancakes or sourdough... Continue Reading →

How to Sew a Pillow Case

I found a lovely, vintage, floral sheet at a thrift store many months ago. Since that time I've waited to find a project suited for this fabric. I didn't want to use it on just anything since I may never come across anything like it again! I would love to have a whole sheet set... Continue Reading →

All Natural Liquid Dish Soap

As I continue towards ridding my home of as many harsh chemicals as possible, dish soap is next on the list. I began using a toxic-free all purpose cleaner a few years ago and still find it extremely effective! I then like to freshen up any linens with my natural linen spray and remove any... Continue Reading →

All About Our Breeds of Chickens

This past spring we purchased three different breeds of chicks and quickly began to see the differences in them. Each breed is so unique in look and temperament! Some get along with chickens of other breeds while certain ones only like each other, some are more skittish while others are friendly, and they all look... Continue Reading →

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