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From the Garden: My Favorite Repurposed Garden Planters

As someone who already spends a little too much money on garden supplies every year, I’m always looking to cut corners on spending by upcycling and repurposing where I can. To add to the repurposing and cheap-decorations list, I’ve also created an arch out of cattle panel, a walkway out of log slices from a pine tree my husband cut down a year ago, an entire Back to Eden method …

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Meal Prep: Crockpot Salsa Chicken with Turmeric Rice

Aside from laying down on fresh, warm sheets, there’s almost nothing more satisfying than making a great, tasty meal with enough leftovers to freeze for almost a week’s worth of dinners! It’s incredibly rewarding to open my freezer and to be able to pick a ready-to-eat meal that I personally made. I don’t meal prep as much as I’d like, but such is the nature of life with a toddler. …

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Homemaking 101: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Homemaker

I wasn’t blessed with the gift of traditions and ancestors who passed down familiar heritages of past generations. I don’t have a family’s secret recipe to offer my children, nor do I have a Meemaw who lovingly ensured I learned all her homemaking tips and tricks. I do, however, have a ridiculously passionate drive to re-establish myself and my family in homemaking traditions, because I believe it to be much …

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Every Single Parent’s 10 Must-Haves

Patents, we are strong, we are resilient, we are fierce, and we are able! We can do anything, right? Well, almost. Listen, I’m an optimist to a fault. I’ve been told I see through rose-colored sunglasses even, but I can’t really see the problem with that – especially after this past year we all just had. When I set my eyes on a goal, I set out to achieve it …

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3 Ways You Can Beat Postpartum Body Blues

I first noticed this paradox in our society as I journeyed from pregnancy to postpartum – on the one side we’re accepting of our bodies, but on the other, we’re hiding our real selves more and more. Because of this paradox, we’re not truly prepared for how to handle our postpartum bodies. Here are three tips on how you can work through the postpartum body blues. I remember the nights …