Monday, January 30, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #13



Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. In our neck of the woods the temperature has finally dropped a bit, so it actually feels like winter. For the last couple of weeks it has felt like spring. I'm hoping we get some snow soon too. Winter isn't my favorite season but a couple of snowstorms are nice. The kiddos really want to go sledding and build a snowman and the one snowfall we had so far was pitiful.

Our weekend was filled with family and filling our freezer. My grandmother was in town visiting and it was wonderful to be able to spend time with her since we don't get to see her very often. It was very sweet to watch her love on her great-grandbabies. We also butchered another lamb for our freezer. We have an excess of hay this year so we haven't been in a rush to get all of the lambs processed. This was our third one and we still have two left to go. It has been nice to spread it out since butchering, while rewarding in some respects, is also emotionally-draining. Taking a life is not an easy decision and we are very thankful for the sustenance the animal will provide for our family.

In case you missed the news....  I am excited to announce I will now be co-hosting the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party with Jennifer from Faithful Homestead. Head on over and check out her blog. She is another homesteading homeschooling mama and her blog has a wealth of information.

The Blog Party will take place every Monday. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #12



It's a nasty day here in our neck of the woods. Super windy, lots of rain, and to top it off I came down with a stomach bug early this morning (which is why this post is a little late.) I am finally able to keep some food down and am slowly feeling better. Stomach bugs really are the worst. I'd take a cold heck, even childbirth, over it any day.  I'm praying the kids and husband will be spared. So while the house and me may be a mess the kids and critters are alive and fed and that's a success in my book.

In case you missed last week's party....  I am excited to announce I will now be co-hosting the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party with Jennifer from Faithful Homestead. Head on over and check out her blog. She is another homesteading homeschooling mama and her blog has a wealth of information.

The Blog Party will take place every Monday. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Back to Basics Living Bundle


This is the bundle I have been waiting for. There are other bundles out there but I always felt that they weren't quite geared towards me. Sure, I am interested in health, green living, homeschooling, etc... and I found many of the resources helpful, but I felt like they didn't "get" my homesteading side. This bundle changes that.

The Back to Basics Living Bundle is perfect for those of us wanting a simpler lifestyle. It's perfect for the life-long homesteader as well as those that are just moving in that direction.

(This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, I may receive a small commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help support this blog and my family, thank you!)

Life has become so busy and we are constantly bombarded with distractions. I know I’m preaching to the choir, when I say we all need to slow down and take a look at what’s really important. But it’s one thing to know changes need to be made and quite another to take the actions needed to make those changes.

Even when you want to make changes it can be difficult to know where to start. Meaningful lasting change happens in steps, so how do you know what those first steps are?

The Back To Basics Living Bundle was created to help you find out which steps you should take first to reduce stress, save money, live healthier and be prepared for whatever comes your way.


I’m so happy to recommend the Back To Basics Living Bundle hosted by Jennifer and Bill Osuch over at Self Reliant School. They live and preach the back to basics lifestyle everyday, and this year they have brought together over 65 content creators to give you the very best resources for you to make real change.

The value of the resources in the bundle is over $800, but you get everything at a 96% discount!



Check it out--click here!

If you’ve been trying to make these kinds of change but keep getting stuck, or end up frustrated because you’ve lost the motivation, The Back To Basics Living Bundle can be your guide. The easy getting started guide will take you step by step through the bundle and help you decide the best place for you to start. This is the easiest and best way to set yourself up for success.

-Jacquelyn

P.S. Hurry to pick up your copy of The Back To Basics Living Bundle. It’s only on sale until this Sunday!


All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #11



Good Morning, friends! I am excited to announce I will now be co-hosting the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party with Jennifer from Faithful Homestead.

The Blog Party will take place every Monday. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Farm Scenes Friday: #5



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Morning Sickness Relief & Recipe



I'm entering my third trimester!

Goodness gracious this pregnancy is flying by. I guess with trying to keep up with two kids and our homestead chores there hasn't been much time to think about this anything else.

So before this bundle makes his or her appearance and my focus turns to all things baby, I want to share a simple recipe with you. This recipe is what got me through my first trimester.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Farm Scenes Friday: #4



4yo- "Mom, there is SO MUCH SNOW!"

4yo- "Like so much! Let's go now. We can build a snowman and make snow angels and a burrow!"

Me- "That sounds great! But...How about you let me get out out of the shower first?"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016: A Year in Review



It's Tuesday morning which means the holidays are officially over. My husband is back to work today and our days go back to their normal routine. I love Christmas but this time of year always seems busy no matter how much we plan on keeping things simple. I love visiting family and friends but the introvert in me craves some quiet time. I know a lot of people who live for the weekend and holidays but I love our ordinary days so much more and I'm excited to see their return. Not that our normal days are really normal. With kids, critters, homesteading, and homeschooling life is always interesting and they all like to keep me on my toes.