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…

Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, wishing everyone a day filled with gratitude, loved ones, and delicious food. And fab wine, of course. Xoxo…

Finding Happiness in a Bleak World

There are times, more often than I care to admit lately, that I feel overwhelmed. I feel burdened. Ya’ll, the world right now…it feels so heavy. People are angry, hurt, and scared. Divided. They’re struggling through an election that divided the nation long before its’ citizens lined the polls. Though the future has always been uncertain–thus is the way of life–right now…it…