Making the Most of Your Winter Farmers Market

I have to admit, I didn’t even realize I had a local Winter Farmers Market until just a few weeks ago. Is this really surprising, though? I mean, it’s me! I remember my friend once telling me, “You always miss everything cause you’re constantly looking in the other direction!” It was about a cute guy, but still! The statement holds. I am constantly looking in the other…

Week in Photos

This week has be looong. I’ve worked non-stop since Sunday, and three of those days were doubles. So suffice to say, I’m a little tired, ya’ll. Tonight is my last shift before I’m off for the weekend, and yesterday I came down with a pretty gnarly cough. I’m not feeling too sick, yet, and I’m just hoping to get through the night…

Spring Dreaming: 2017 Homestead Goals

Too soon? I’m already dreaming¬†of new garden beds, baby animals, and warm afternoons. I can’t help it! Who doesn’t love Spring? Part of surviving the coming Winter months, for me, is making plans for Spring. As much as I like the Winter for looking inward and reflections, it also represents a time to plan. And so, plan I must! Not only does winter planning help my sanity, but…

3 Reasons You May Not Want Baby Chicks

I hear a resounding gasp right now. How can I possibly suggest raising baby chicks isn’t totally the radest (rad-est?) thing EVER?! Don’t get me wrong. I looove me some baby chicks. How can you not adore those precious little balls of fluff? Especially when they’re only a few days old, are convinced you’re their mama, and like to cuddle…

When Your Patience Is Thin…

I sat at work and just stared at nothing. Truly, I’m sure I looked like a zombie. Dead eyes, expressionless face. I was a sight to see, I imagine. But do you ever have one of those days where you just can’t? That was me today. The last 24 hours or so have been a little crazy. And I was at the end of my rope. Stressed, tired, irritable, frazzled. So…

How to Create a Simple & Relaxing Bedtime Routine

Sleep is so, so important. I’m sure you all know that. But the truth is, most people simply aren’t getting enough. And who can blame them? These days, it seems like there is never enough time to get things done. With a never ending list of to-dos’, many of us sacrifice our precious sleep time to get them done. I know I do, and boy, do I feel run…