1821 Hacienda Home Tour ::: Living Room

1821 Hacienda Home Tour ::: Living Room

If you've seen our Kitchen and our Dining Room, you know by now that all of the rooms in our hacienda are quite large, right.  Well, let me just tell you that, at ~475 square feet, our Living Room alone is larger than the little studio apartment my oldest daughter and I lived in for five years when she was…
Dehydrating Old Apples

Dehydrating Old Apples

Ever have grand plans that fall through when real life gets in the way? Yeah, it's a thing! After all of the harvesting was done from our young apple trees on the urban farm, I was sure I'd get busy with baking everything-apple-under-the-sun! I started off with a bang with some Apple Coffee Cake and a couple of batches of…
A Locally Inspired Thanksgiving

A Locally Inspired Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and big grocery shopping days coming up, now is the perfect time to keep our local food sources in mind! Yes, the glory of summer is over, the hustle and bustle at the Farmers Market has calmed to a quiet shuffle, but there are still so many treats to be found and so many…
This Moment ::: Two Sisters

This Moment ::: Two Sisters

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see. xoxo, M
The Great Chicken Mansion Move

The Great Chicken Mansion Move

Well, it only took us two months to get a bit clearer on our path from the city and into a whole new way of living, but clearer it is...which means projects we've been putting off have to be taken care, no matter what the weather, time or energy allows for. While the Urban Farm hasn't sold, we have found…
FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium Giveaway

FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium Giveaway

We've talked about food waste in this space before...and we've talked about a few of the solutions to food waste as well. Unfortunately, even the best of us waste a bit of food every now and then...but when we know better, we do better, right? Right! And really, is there a better way to cut down on your food waste than…
City Girls Going Rural – Update

City Girls Going Rural – Update

It's been a few months since I posted an update about where we are with the move and our establishment of systems at the new place so, while there is still so much to do, I thought I'd give you a little update while taking stock of where we're at! Honestly, there are so many things to do, the list is quite…
100+ Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

100+ Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

A handmade gift is, in my opinion, always better than anything that can be purchased! Full of love, time and intention, handmade gifts are perfect for family, friends, and that one person in your life who is impossible to shop for or who always asks for socks (you know at least one of those people, right?)!  Whether you're pulling together…
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