I’m still alive! And an official homesteader now… :)

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Hello my lovelies!

Yes, it has been a long time. Years, even. But I’m still here! And life has been moving forward, even if I haven’t been talking about it.

I simply have not had time to focus on the blog. I am now running two businesses and we are also on the property, off grid, so my limited time has been spent elsewhere.

Yet, now that spring is almost here, I keep thinking that I want to make it a focus, even if I just post once or twice a month, so that’s my goal.

So today, I’ll update my situation.

I am now living on my property. Yay! Continue reading →

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Where am I?

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I just realized – I never posted a “Hey I’m blogging somewhere else for a while” post.  So, in case you were wondering (yeah I know you were wringing your hands, weren’t you!), I’ve been focusing on my other project, the Homesteader Kitchen.

So head on over and check it out.  My homemade Nutella and Sriracha (not generally eaten together) beckon! Continue reading →

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Being thankful – I don’t have to take my baby to daycare today.

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Lil Rambo
When did she grow so big?

As I was sitting this morning with my cup of coffee, nursing Firefly and perusing my email, something occurred to me.

If I was still working, I’d be going back to work today.  I distinctly remember this day, back in October 2008, when I had to go back to work after my leave with Little Rambo was up.

It was depressing.  I wanted nothing more than to be home with my baby, but I took her to my (wonderful, btw) daycare, handed her to her caretaker, and went off to work. Continue reading →

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Interior Designing Our Cabin

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This last year I’ve been pregnant which for me means pretty much worthless.  Now that Firefly has been born, I’m feeling quite much more up to snuff and therefore more proactive.  I’m getting more done around here and also we’ve been putting more thought and focus into our future plans.  Okay, specifically our cabin.

You see, I’ve made a goal.  Remember how I’m working on the side to earn money online?  Well, I had a good month in December.  Good enough, in fact, that I am now seeing that it could quite feasibly be that this time next year we’re building our cabin and making preparations to move.  That’s a thrilling thought but also kinda freaky.  Continue reading →

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First Thoughts & Review of Cloth Diapers – Kawaii, Fuzzibunz and BumGenius 4.0

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My Cloth Diapering Saga

When Ballerina Girl was first born, I was in the running to be a stay home mom like we’d planned.  I decided at the time that I wanted to go with cloth diapers instead of disposables.  Cloth diapers have really come a long way since the old prefolds, big ol safety pins and plastic pants!

At the time, I didn’t know many brands so I bought a bunch of Fuzzibunz size small diapers.  We were pretty broke and I didn’t buy a whole lot, intending to go up in size as she did.  These diapers were about $16 apiece shipped.  That’s pretty pricey, right?  Yeah… not so much. Continue reading →

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Announcing… Firefly!

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Hi!

My name is Firefly. I was born via planned c-section at 8:17am on December 9th.

My mom said that it was the best birth she’d had so far.

The whole thing was pretty much a fog for me, personally, but I do remember having lots of nice cuddle time with my Mama and Daddy!

I was born with lots of hair and my Mama thinks I’m going to have ringlet curls.  Daddy’s going to have his hands full with three girls! Continue reading →

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Flexible Homemade Ice Packs

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Hello hello!

Well, posting is getting few and far between as my time grows near. Can you believe my little one #3 will be here in less than 4 weeks! Amazing. Plus my computer is at the shop so I have to use my husband’s which is not the idea setup… so that leaves little room for long rambling blog posts like my norm.

Having said that, check out this guest post I did! I’ve done a few guest posts at DIYNatural and I just adore Matt and Betsy there. They are really great people and committed to living a more healthy and natural lifestyle. If you aren’t following them on facebook or twitter, you should! Anyway, here’s my post!

How to Make An Ice Pack

Cheers, and have a great day everyone!

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How’s Your Quality of Life?

Girls helping their Papa work on our last visit to the farm for the year.
Girls helping their Papa work on our last visit to the farm for the year.

The last few days, it’s been getting kind of chilly out. This morning actually it was 37 degrees! And don’t call me a wuss, either! I live in the friggin Pacific NW, okay? Lol…

So anyway, I was just thinking about something. Yesterday morning it was really chilly. After breakfast, I built a fire and then the girls and I snuggled down on the couch under my favorite fuzzy blanket and I had a cup of my beloved eggnog coffee. Continue reading →

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