Author Archives: makingofahome

Vegan Soap Recipe No. 2

During this time of uncertainty, I have found myself falling back upon activities and projects that brought me happiness in the past.  One particular task that seems to always give me a sense of peace is soap-making.  There is something … Continue reading

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This Girl: Part 2

As those struggling with mental health issues know, as much as we wish these matters would simply disappear, they do not dissolve into nothingness like we hope. Each day can bring with it a new challenge to face and overcome. … Continue reading

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This Girl: Part 1

(Written in 2019) I heard my phone vibrate as it sat, nestled in my cup holder beside my coffee mug.  I pulled into my driveway, shifted the car into park and then picked up my phone to find a tiny … Continue reading

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At This Moment

At this moment, I am… ~awakening this space that lay dormant for 22 months. ~blending a fresh batch of handmade lotion. ~preparing for one last week of homeschool lessons before taking a much-needed spring break. ~creating my list of seeds … Continue reading

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Handwritten

Handwritten recipes upon note cards.  In the world of recipe-ridden Pinterest, I fear this practice is falling (or has already been strewn) by the wayside.  But the writing itself is so very powerful, isn’t it? When I read a recipe written … Continue reading

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Retreat

Despite the grey, drab day, my girls and I were teeming with excitement last Wednesday as we slowly drove down Rockton Road, where the path before us turned from asphalt to crunchy limestone gravel beneath our tires.  We knew we … Continue reading

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Honey Lavender Walnuts

    My girls and I have really been trying to adjust our eating habits throughout the school day.  Instead of snacking on crackers, pretzels and tortilla chips, we are trying to move our snacking to the non-processed variety.  This … Continue reading

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