homesteading

Functional Crafting?

Functional Crafting?

Hey all! The summer is such a glorious one over here in Maine. We are feeling super blessed to be living where we are! Between the incredible bounty of food, fun community interactions, and the gorgeous summer weather we are feeling bathed in the blissfulness of our location.

Fall is Here

Fall is Here

Fall is here! My favorite season. We're about 2 weeks into it, but I just felt inspired by the gorgeous colors this morning. I had to drive into town and the gorgeous views of fall foliage on the drive are just insane. Some of the views actually look like fake backdrops. Just heavenly. Fall also means it's time to start getting ready for winter! For us homesteaders up here in Maine, there are loads of things to do in preparation.

DIY Yummy Skin Butter

DIY Yummy Skin Butter

Hey friends! I wanted to share this yummy skin moisturizer because as we are deeper and deeper into this winter, I am using it more and more! It's a really simple recipe - easy to make at home. It's more like a body butter than a cream or lotion - for use on any dry skin, hands, feet, cracked skin, those rough patches on the elbows, knees, etc - you get the idea. I probably wouldn't use this one directly on my face unless I had a lot of dry skin there. It's also a great one to leave, ahem, in the bedroom if you catch my drift.

DIY: Beeswax Candle-Making

DIY: Beeswax Candle-Making

Hey folks!! I wanted to share an activity that I had fun with over the weekend during this crazy 2013 Blizzard. I usually try and save the weekends for some creativity action unless we are traveling somewhere so this project fell right into that plan.

Almost Winter

Almost Winter

Greetings all! This post I just wanted to share some fun pictures I took yesterday while playing outside with Wilder. Wilder is just on the brink of speaking words I understand back to me, and I usually am able to understand his mix of signing and sounds he makes. However, he definitely understands almost everything I say to him.