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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
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
This year marked a pretty big milestone in the Fagan house. This Thanksgiving was our tenth year hosting our favorite of all holidays. We love Thanksgiving because it is a time to truly appreciate family, without the distraction of gifts … Continue reading
A few months ago, while nestled in my bed reading an issue of my favorite magazine, Taproot, I happened upon a lovely little piece written by Amanda Riley about a gathering called a “Swap Party.” The concept and spirit behind … Continue reading
I love cabbage in an obsessive, kind-of-creepy way. I adore it raw in salads, sautéed in butter, and cooked down alongside a big ole’ roast in a low and slow oven. But perhaps my favorite way to enjoy this curciferous … Continue reading
After finding my family’s old ice cream maker in my dad’s basement a few weeks back, I decided it was time to test it out again after over 25 years. The ice cream maker still worked great, and I was … Continue reading
My girls and I have found a new love: ceramics. We happened upon a class that had some open seats and immediately we knew it was a match made in Heaven. A common misconception of homeschooled-children is that they lack … Continue reading
A few years back I shared with you my love of all things old: books, clothes, music and furniture. I love that in nourishing vintage items, we can breath life into them and make the old become new. My husband’s … 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