one precious life

we get one life. one precious life. and it’s easy slip into a grind of living OUR one life for someone else. no more. be brave. be courageous. know your worth. take that job. quit that job. end that friendship. start a new one. leave that dude! say yes to that nice guy! say no [...]

cancelling Netflix?

cancelling Netflix?

I've done a lot of growing and changing this year. I am journaling through the months to help me with my memory. and I want to share these things with you. things I've removed completely from my life and the things I've added in as replacements. one thing we decided to cancel was Netflix. we [...]

9 month update – Story Capri

9 month update – Story Capri

baby girl turned 9 months yesterday. she's scooting backwards, she's babbling, she's grabbing everything and holding tight, she's shaking her head "no", she's playing peek a boo, she's taking two naps, she's sleeping through the night, she's eating solids three times a day, she's nursing and taking bottles with my pumped milk, she's sitting up, [...]

prepping the compost + weekly chores + NEW CHANNEL

prepping the compost + weekly chores + NEW CHANNEL

oh, hey there. if you're into youtube videos on beginner homesteads, PLEASE support us. we just started our channel: Steady Faith Steady Home. sharing our journey as we make our homebody dreams come true! I feel so much more productive at the beginning of the week. It's truly amazing. Monday I think I prepped and [...]

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

yep. after living here for almost a year, we are starting our first garden. things to still do: research the best method for our raised metal garden beds research food that can grow starting in May research and find local plant starters we can accumulate from locals and friends find time to garden . . [...]

a perfect day for a birthday!

a perfect day for a birthday!

oh my goodness, the sound of this rain right now is so peaceful and calming. the kids are both asleep for their afternoon naps and Grant is working hard on his homemade kombucha in the kitchen. I just finished editing the pictures from yesterday and wanted to hurry up and blog before a FaceTime date [...]

28 weeks.

28 weeks.

28 weeks. Third trimester. To my sweet baby girl. I feel you wiggle and kick and dance all day long. I love how much you want to be known and loved, even in the womb. I pray you always know how much we love you but even more how much God loves you. He knit [...]

Toddler Spring Schedule!

Toddler Spring Schedule!

I'm quite the scheduled person, especially now that I'm a mom. It took about 8 months, but once we sleep-trained our little guy, the schedule was introduced and life for the Cardwells became a rhythm! And we love it - mainly because Stone knows exactly what to expect and he really thrives. It took a [...]