DIY Gift Series – Going With The Flow

DIY Gift Series – Going With The Flow

In a society that prides itself on the biggest, shiniest, most expensive new thing available on the market, homemade items can be a welcome gift to both give and receive.  As I mentioned in my introduction post a couple of weeks ago, my intention this summer and fall is to create as many DIY gifts as possible in an effort to…
Empowered Eating eCourse Giveaway

Empowered Eating eCourse Giveaway

I am so very happy to offer you an amazing opportunity to win a spot in the brand new Empowered Eating eCourse! The Empowered Eating eCourse is perfectly designed for people who are ready to take control of their food sources and learn some new tools in a short amount of time!  So, if you're ready to empower yourself, your…
The Way Forward

The Way Forward

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at…
Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway

Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway

As most of you probably know, not only is it Back To School time, it's also the (official) season of Food Preservation!  So, in celebration, a group of blogging colleagues decided to put together an amazing fall giveaway for our loyal readers!!! I mean, really, what's better than an Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator with a timer?! Our gardens and farmers'…
An Organized Pantry

An Organized Pantry

...is a happy pantry. Or, at the very least, it makes for a couple of happy ladies who need to use said pantry every.single.day. Now, I will spare you the before pictures here because 1) no one needs to see that and 2) I forgot to take them (I know, bad blogger). See, cleaning the pantry was actually not on…
Ever Growing Farm Tour – August 2014

Ever Growing Farm Tour – August 2014

Alright, who can believe it's already August?! August has always, as a mother and a summer camp/after school program manager, signaled the end of summer...until now... Now that my eldest is grown and out of the house and my youngest is years from a school bell...Now that my job revolves around our house and home instead of the public school's…
DIY Gift Series – An Introduction

DIY Gift Series – An Introduction

In my twenties, as a working, single mom who was also attending college full time, I was incredibly organized because I had to be. I was working in a restaurant six days a week, which kept a roof over our heads and food on the table, but I wasn't emotionally invested in what I was doing, so work stayed at…
How to Preserve Red Chile

How to Preserve Red Chile

Chile is one of those words that encompasses many things (and is spelled a couple of different ways).  There are so many different varieties of chile, that by simply using the word, one could be talking about green, red, cayenne, bells, bananas, pimentos, poblanos, jalapenos, or any number of other varieties. In New Mexico, however, where Hatch Chile grows in…