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Homestead Blog Hop #118!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

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 Y'all are not going to believe this (unless you follow me on FB) but I had an appendectomy last week! It was crazy. I've never had a surgery or even been put to sleep. I woke up Tuesday morning with stomach pains that were horrible, but became manageable after a while. But then the pains would just not go away, so I went in to be checked. A doctor visit led to blood work and a CT scan, and then all of a sudden a surgeon was waiting on me in the OR. That same night!

The recovery has been similar to birth, although much more painful the first day. Of course, being a "crunchy" "natural" type of person that I try to be, when the nurse offered me two pain killer pills, I said I would just take one. 30 minutes later, I asked for the second. But I'm off all the meds now, and am slowly getting back to normal.

In the same week, my van's engine just broke. The whole engine, y'all. We said we would drive that van until it died, and now it has. It was quite the week. I'm hoping 2017 has gotten all of it's excitement and debt out of the way this month!

Homestead Blog Hop #117!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

My first day of back to school with the kids involved an unexpected doctor's appointment, and my second day of back to school is our first day back to co-op and...the kids were too sick to go. So maybe, MAYBE, today we will be able to start school back.

Maybe we should wait until next week. Maybe.

I should know by now that plans always prove difficult to hold onto. There must be a lesson here.

Having Fun in an Angry World



Facebook was something else in 2016! I watched in fascination. It's been awful, ugly, and raw.

Having fun instead


In other news, I started playing soccer on Sundays with a group of women that I don't know. For the first game, we all timidly came to the field, hoping that we could play again like we used to. Some brought their babies and husbands, some snuck away from home leaving their families to fend for themselves for an hour or two.

Homestead Blog Hop #116!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

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Life is pretty much back to normal around here, although we aren't starting school back until next week. We've gotten the Christmas tree down, and the living room feels big enough to live in again. All the gifts are put away. We just paid off the last of the Christmas bills. And now it's 2017, which feels pretty crazy. I can't believe my baby will turn three this year, and my husband is inching toward 40. (I'm good though.)

Easy Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls


Have you ever mixed up your bread dough, and then forgotten about it? I just did that. It rose and rose, and by the time I looked at again, it was not going to rise again. Instead of throwing it out to the chickens, I decided to try for some cinnamon rolls.

It's just that time of year when I need to eat all the calories (my body does not like the idea of possibly getting cold), so I've been craving cinnamon rolls and everything else under the sun that is sweet and delicious and warm. These sourdough cinnamon rolls satisfied the cravings without hurting my health too much because they really didn't have that much sugar in them.

Homestead Blog Hop #115!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

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I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Ours' was, and we spent all day Monday getting everything cleaned up and put away. The whole house feels full of new, nice things. I got a new vacuum from my in-laws that has made it very clear how badly we needed a new vacuum! The kids are all happy with their new toys and things too. Esmond was a little manic, but they all go through that age.

I also got my new computer that we've been waiting for, although it wasn't supposed to be a Christmas present. I'm still trying it out, and am not sure if I like it enough to spend that kind of money on it. It seems a bit slow, but the case and hinges seem very sturdy. Decisions, decisions. We'll figure it out. And now it's time to think about the new year and our goals and what not anyway. First thing on my list of resolutions is to lose the Christmas weight!

In other news, the Ultimate Bundles for Healthy Living and Herbs and Essential Oils are on sale again today and tomorrow only! Perfect timing for our New Year's resolutions, right? You can get either Bundle for $29.97, and if you buy one you'll have the opportunity to buy the other for only $15. So both Bundles would only cost $44.97. This past year, I lost 13 pounds just by eating good foods. (I haven't been eating good foods this month, and gained back 4 pounds. Ugh.)

  • The Healthy Living Bundle is designed to help us get back on track with our healthy eating and living. Good foods, and how to make them, fixing problems with sugar (yea, that's my big problem), hormones, weight, microbiomes, and much more. 
  • The Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle is designed to give us the tools to stay healthy and support our bodies in the fight against bad germs. Using Herbs and Essential oils to replace medicine remedies that are overused and aren't trustworthy.


Both Bundles are awesome, and just what we all need right now. Get it today so you'll be ready on January 1st to make those resolutions come true. Here's my link, if you'd like to support us. Thanks my friends! And Happy New Year!

Homestead Blog Hop #114!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday featuring real food recipes, natural health remedies, DIY, crafts, Gardening Tips, and more...

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Merry Christmas! May the Light that is God that became wholly and really Human so many years ago illuminate and make you wholly and really human too this Christmas.