On Nature, Gifts and Gratitude #PowerofthePeanut

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Did you hear what Mr. Peanut said? “Harnessing the power of the peanut is about accepting the gifts that nature gives us.” 

New Website: Porch.com launches today! (Free gift with sign-up!)

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As you know, my family purchased our dream property about 2 years ago. We had plans on planting, growing and eventually truly farming our land, so our 6-acre lot really is perfect for us. The house, on the other hand…well, it needs some work. At the moment, one bathroom is stripped down to the wall studs,… [read more]

Food Storage and My New Rule of 12

Food Storage Tip: The Rule of 12

Wow. What a summer. Looking back, I can’t help but think of that person who walked away from her office cubicle on June 4th, scared and unsure of herself. I’m still pretty scared, but I’m becoming just a tiny bit more sure of myself as the months go by. The thing that has me worried… [read more]

#Green Cleaning Tip: When life gives you lemons, scrub your sink!

Scrub your sink with a lemon!

Alright, make lemonade first to satisfy your inner optimist, if you must. But before you toss that squeezed lemon into the compost, dip it in some baking soda and scrub your sink! It’s the greenest way to get a really good sparkle, and if you put it down the garbage disposal, it’ll freshen that, too!

Wordless Wednesday: All in a day’s work

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I used to put on heels every day to sell groceries. Now I grow things and clear ditches with tools like this. I think I need new shoes.