Author Archives: makingofahome

Connection

The world is a lot right now. I have begun to feel the dark thread weaving itself into my mind, attempting to tether me to the chaos, doubt and disease of this moment in history. Each news broadcast. Every swipe … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

At This Moment

At this moment, I am… ~enjoying the dark, early morning hours. Alone. Savoring the dawn of this new day. ~returning to the warm, blanket-covered couch after clipping zinnias by cell phone light early this morning for a late-October bouquet. ~mopping … Continue reading

Posted in Holistic Living, Homeschooling, Sustainable Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lacto-Fermented Carrots

This lacto-fermented carrot recipe is a yearly go-to in our kitchen. It can be whipped up in very little time and is a family favorite with the adults and kids in the Fagan house. The carrots stay crispy, can be … Continue reading

Posted in Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rhubarb Sourdough Sweet Rolls

Our rhubarb crop is thriving right now, and I have been in the kitchen testing out some new recipes that showcase this first-of-the-season gem.  I recently fell down the sourdough rabbit hole and have been in love with all things … Continue reading

Posted in Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in DIY, Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Holistic Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Holistic Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment