Wednesday, June 15, 2022

New Blog: Joyfully Homegrown

This blog is being kept for archival purposes, but you can follow my new blog over at!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Freedom to Forgive

Forgiveness... granting it is liberation, withholding it--bondage.  Asking for forgiveness is not weakness, but strength.  There is such a paradox in the Christian life, but not just for the Christian, for all of humanity.  Through the emptying of self, we can be the most filled and fulfilled.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rehabbing Ripped Clothing

If your kids wear through their clothing, you'll want to read on!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Homeschooling: Elementary Math

Reading at the table.  Drawing Crystals and reading about formations.
For those who don't already know, we are a homeschooling family.  It's been a growing process and we've learned a LOT through trial and error.  My philosophy on how a child learns best has changed and developed over the years and through it all we have become unschoolers.  

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Treehouse Daily: An Interview with Tiny Living Mom, Amanda

Through my business, Organic Fabric Company, I had the pleasure of meeting a very fascinating and resilient woman named Amanda.  Somewhat like myself (and countless others) she began a journey of healing after her body screamed for help while seemingly breaking down.  Her arch-nemesis--mold.

We've been in contact now somewhere around a year (if my memory serves me right) and watching her adventures through her Instagram feed and her blog has been amazing! She allowed me to interview her about her switch from conventional living to tiny living as her family moved into a renovated Airstream!  Read on and be inspired!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Update on My Sewing Desk!

So, I've had my desk for just under four months now and let me tell you... I am still totally loving it!  It was easy to build (I did it completely by myself--no help from my husband, just from baby Paul). 

Check out my Instagram stories to see videos as I built it!

My Finished Sewing Desk!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Breakfast on the Go: Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are Our Go-To To-Go Meal!
For those who don't know, we work off a pretty simple rotation of meals.  Eating organic, avoiding msg, artificial food-coloring, and most dairy can make our diets seem pretty restrictive.  Most of the time we eat vegan.  A common question I get is, "What do y'all eat???  What do you feed your family?"  This is a family favorite--overnight oats!  It's easy, quick to prepare, and the ingredients can be varied to create different experiences for even picky taste buds!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

I Can't Do It All... And That's Okay...

July was such a busy month in our home!  Abraham turned 6 years old, we continued shopping for and found a retail location for our online fabric shop, I finally began accepting help for my cloth diaper business, and I came to the realization that I can't do it all! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Organic Beauty and Care - Comprehensive List

I get a lot of questions about our bath and body regimens.  For years our family has not used things with synthetic preservatives, artificial colors, fluoride, and artificial sweeteners.  Avoiding these things was really challenging in the years past.  We had to make a lot of our own goods.  Though some of our homemade products were great, others fell short of our expectations.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Delicious Slow-cooker Vegan Chili

Happy Tuesday!

I love making chili!  It's so easy, so delicious, and helps me rid my fridge of veggies I need to use up! Win-win-win!  Plus, it's a great meal to put together when Monday hits and the world seems to be filled with chaos!

There are only a few required ingredients:

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