365 Grateful ::: Days 1-4

365 Grateful ::: Days 1-4

In looking for a bit of a Perspective Shift towards a more appreciative way of life, and thoroughly inspired by HaileyBe, I've decided to take on the 365 Grateful Challenge as a sort of daily meditation in gratitude. My love of photography, coupled with my love of Instagram and the quick (though intentional) nature of the 365 Grateful Challenge all lend…
All American Sun Oven Giveaway!

All American Sun Oven Giveaway!

I surely hope you all aren't tired of giveaways yet! If you are, please just let me know and I'll stop. Really. ;-) Lucky for me (and for you) the folks at the All American Sun Oven company have teamed up with a large group of bloggers to allow us to give away another sun oven...this time, it's a deluxe…
Re-Entry

Re-Entry

We just got back from our first real vacation since...well, I can't even really remember the last time we had a proper vacation!  Maybe four or five years ago? Granted, the last few days of our vacation was actually a work conference for Kim...but we're not going to talk about that right now ;-) What we're going to talk about is the rest…
Reflections on Community + Echinacea Seeds to Spare

Reflections on Community + Echinacea Seeds to Spare

I never intended for this blog to become a one sided conversation. This space isn't just about me, it's about all of us learning and growing together! Right? Right!!! Let me explain: The birth of this blog in February of 2011 came about out of a longing to both share and glean information.  My Partner and I were newbies to…
One

One

Sweet Sprout, I cannot believe you have spent an entire run around the sun with us! After waiting for you for so very long to join our family, it feels as though time is just speeding by! After chattering for months (you have lots to say), you are finally finding your (recognizable to us grown ups) words.  There's "Whoa" and…
4 Simple Tips to Rid Your Home of Spiders!

4 Simple Tips to Rid Your Home of Spiders!

When one spends almost their entire life living within a 10 mile radius... And when that 10 mile radius has always been within a city... And when one fantasizes about living outside of the city on a nice patch of land full of quiet and nature... One generally doesn't think about all that "nature" might entail. Like bugs. Like mosquitoes…
Cox’s Honey Giveaway

Cox’s Honey Giveaway

Happy October!!! Remember the big honey giveaway I participated in a couple of months ago? Well, you all must really love honey! It was so incredibly popular, I decided to participate in another giveaway for you! Raw, unfiltered, pure honey? Oh yeah... Cox's honey is sponsoring this giveaway today and we want to thank them for giving us this opportunity.…
Taking Stock & Tallying Up the Harvests

Taking Stock & Tallying Up the Harvests

2014 has proven to be a challenging year for us in the garden department. We started out with the best of intentions and a bazillion seeds and ended up with failed germination rates, poor purchased and gifted transplants, loads of distractions, pest problems up the wazoo, and a sudden (though happy) move just a few short weeks ago. Given all…