Balsamic Brussels Sprouts from Frederick, MD

Last weekend I was able to get away for a girl’s night in Frederick, Maryland. My sister was turning thirty and decided a trip out of town with her closest girlfriends would be a fun way to ring in the milestone birthday! I have to admit, the thirties are my favorite thus far. I would…

Let’s Talk: Flowers & Homemade Essential Oil Tick Repellent

For me, late spring brings that nagging itch to be outside as much as possible! I love azaleas, tulips and the other early spring blooming flowers but my absolute favorites open up in late spring, greeting me just as my intense allergy symptoms tend to calm down.  Just this week both my peonies and rhododendrons…

Operation Chicken Coop – Complete!

Apparently chickens grow REALLY FAST!! The last post I made featuring our girls was in March and they could easily be held in our hands. Now just two months later, they are almost fully feathered and active pullets. At around eight weeks old we moved them into their new coop and it has quickly become…

My Window: Wide Open

My legs propel me forward. Faster and faster I glide over the pavement in the cool gentle rain. My heart is pounding steadily, a mixture of sweat and water dripping from my chin. I feel alive as ever – strong, solid, impenetrable. I repeat my mantra, “You can’t stop me!” over and over again (Andy…

My Top 10 (FREE) Things to do on a RAINY Day!

Yesterday my little one and I enjoyed a warm sunny day at the pool! I love those extra warm days that appear in May before the older kids are out of school and everywhere you go is bustling with crowds. There were about eight other kids at the pool, all of whom were little, cute…

“D” is for Digging…in Rice!

While I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, garden or chicken coop, the majority of my day revolves around my children.  Outside of keeping them clean, healthy and well fed, I try to nourish their physical and mental needs as well.  We love to be outside exploring in the yard or on a…

Seasons

Spring is finally in full swing! It actually has been for a few weeks but I am just coming up for air from the tidal wave of chaos that this season brings.  Prepping the garden, planting flowers, laying mulch, spring cleaning the house, oh, and raising baby chickens, has kept our heads spinning around our…

Keeping the Balance

It has been over a week since I have been able to sit down and write. Life has my head spinning a bit right now and despite getting adequate sleep, I feel tired. There are exciting things going on. We’ve completed our chicken coop, are prepping the garden for planting and baseball is in full…

New Family Addition: Chicks!

A few weeks ago my little family grew by SEVEN! Ariel, Anna, Elsa, Tianna, Moanna, Pocahontas and Baby Belle were all added to our aspiring homestead. Being in a house with all boys, I was set on Disney Princess names before we even got home! I am in dyer need of some princess energy around…

Intention

I would imagine, that anyone who blogs, like myself, enjoys to write. All of these thoughts swirling through our head can find a home on paper. Jotted down in lyrical testaments expressing our inner most feelings outlined through the day. I often find my mind drifting to the reasons beyond. Why do things happen? How…