Welcome! I started this blog for a few reasons, to promote my books was the initial reason and then I began to really enjoy sharing my ideas, experience, and advice. This is a place for inspiration if you would like a dose. It’s also a place to get some new and old ideas on running your home, raising happy children, backyard farming, and finding your hearts happy place.
Who am I? I am one of those housewives that dons an apron often, my backyard is filled with gardens, fruit trees, and hens. I have chosen a broom over a vacuum and handwashing dishes for a dishwasher. I do my own baking and cook almost everything from scratch to ensure clean food for my family (and it’s therapy).
We are very unplugged as far as TV and media and I try to avoid the modern world as much as possible. I search out the most positive news and I love a good cup of coffee, an inspiring idea, and rearranging my furniture for a new look in an old room. I’m frugal but I spend money on quality, local, and handcrafted items. We live simply and therefore happily.
My biggest joys are my boys, my home, and the best career I’ve ever had is being a housewife and writer. I am living my dream. My idea of fun is building my little farm and food forest in my 5,000 square foot backyard and hauling home stacks of library books. Not to mention building blocks and legos with my sons and hiking forest and fields or exploring new little Gold Mining towns and farms, of which there are many around here.
This blog is mostly about homemaking in sustainable and frugal ways, creating a peaceful life in a hectic world, building an inner spiritual life and choosing a wholesome lifestyle. I have advice on building a writing career with no money and while raising children. I share ways to get out of debt and make a household budget and being thrifty but not cheap. But mostly I encourage a very green and sustainable life.
I also found a little 1941 house that was run down and home to squatters and dealers and with plenty of scrubbing, painting, and love we have transformed it into a charming little blue cottage. It has been my hobby to transform this home for my family.
I hope that you find all the ideas, motivation and inspiration you are looking for on this site.