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 [...]

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 [...]

today we unschooled.

today we unschooled.

I spy with my little eye, a precious 2 year old is his element.  stone never cares if it's cold or raining outside, he just wants to go "ouch-side." i try to do independent play daily, and when the weather is nice, it makes things much easier. but on a rainy day, I'm more reluctant. [...]

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 . . [...]

my 33rd birthday

my 33rd birthday

the birthday recap on the blog is always so fun, because it's sharing when we do all the fun things on purpose. with an excuse. with happy moods and calm spirits. with flexible schedules and lowered expectation. with surprise texts and calls. well, surprises in general. with spontaneous songs and giggles. it's the best. yesterday [...]

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 [...]