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makingofahomehomestead on InstgramThese are my mom’s People. 💚 Your People will show up even when you are gone. They will come visit your kids and grandkids to check in on them, celebrate life’s triumphs with them, and talk about struggles with them. They are a constant, even when you are unable to be. I am so thankful for my mom’s People because last night, for those few hours of chatting, I felt so close to my mom. I could feel her in their strong embrace and hear her in their laughter. This. This is what life is all about. Find your people. Hold them close. 💚💚💚When you go to a work meeting and they assign a book by one of your favs, @brenebrown, as summer reading “homework” 🙌🏻😍💃🏽🤓 #livingmybestlife #lovewhatyoudo #courageinvulnerability #daretolead #rockriverymcaFront porches are my jam 💚 #homesteading #homestead #urbanhomestead #getoutside #neighborhood #community #frontstepsViolets and chives from the garden today 🌱 As always, thanks @taprootmag for the culinary inspiration. 💚 #taprootmagazine #taprootmakealong #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #urbanhomestead #growityourself #gardening #gardenloveWorking on diamanté poems today in language arts. My gal created this piece. Thank you @rvcstarlighttheatre for inspiring this 9 year-old ☺️ #homeschool #homeschoolingmom #homeschooling #learnathome #learnthroughtheartsIt’s my favorite time of year...dandelion season! Look at those gorgeous taproots just filled with all kinds of awesomeness 😍 I infused this batch into some organic apple cider vinegar and we will use it all season long in salad dressings and the like 🌱 #dandelion #dontspraythedandelions #backyardforaging #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteadinglife #urbanhomestead #naturalhealth #naturalhealthrevolutionMy father-in-law has made all of my English-major-self dreams come true 🤓😍📚#littlefreelibrary #rockfordil #community #homesteading #homestead #urbanhomestead #homesteadinglifeCheck out this fab shirt from @tinyandbrave So. True. 👊🏻 I am so grateful for all of the strong women in my life. #ittakesavillage #dopemoms *In other news...check out this cardamon plant I bought yesterday! 😍 #growityourself #homesteadWe took a trip to @windridgeherbs yesterday for their plant sale and had SUCH a lovely afternoon! I feel like a learned a lot, and now I get to play in the dirt today and get planting! 🙌🏻 #growityourself #growlocal #community #homestead #homesteading #homesteadinglife #urbanhomestead
Category Archives: Gardening
Well friends, it’s June 16th, and I am coming at you with my first garden update of the 2017 growing season. Hum. Where exactly did the time go? And better yet, what on earth have I been doing? Time has … Continue reading
The last few weeks have kept us very busy with a variety of DIY projects around the house. With the absolutely beautiful weather gracing us, my girls and I decided to take advantage, move school outside most days, and just … Continue reading
Thoughts from yesterday: I am sitting outside of my northern Illinois home, in a tank top and shorts. Sweat trickles down my back and my hands ache from the garden work I have done. It is just 11:30 am. In … Continue reading
One of my favorite times of the year arrived this week! In the wee hours of Monday morning, we began pouring over our 2017 seed catalog (We order our seeds and transplants from The Seed Savers Exchange, based in Iowa.) and … Continue reading
Last fall I did some reading about how to grow pumpkins. I was astonished to find that many people said to simply discard of your old pumpkins in an area in which you want to grow pumpkins again. Those pumpkins … Continue reading
Every November, we find ourselves with an overabundance of kale that gets hit with a hard frost and dies. It always makes me feel just sick to know all of that healthy vegetation has gone to waste and ends up … Continue reading
Oh friends, I just received the most amazing news. My favorite blogger/author, Amanda Blake Soule, will be featuring my garden photos and writing on her blog tomorrow. I invite you to check out the post tomorrow (Friday, July 22) at http://www.soulemama.com. I … Continue reading