A Head Start on Spring Cleaning!

I've made it over the holiday hurdles and I'm almost finished putting away Christmas decorations... I don't know why it takes so long. Oh, wait, yes I do... I have 3 small kids who unpack behind me... It's a process. Anyway, I've been bitten by the spring cleaning bug early this year. I blame the … Continue reading A Head Start on Spring Cleaning!

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A Little Holiday Cleaning and Updates

My kitchen... *Sigh* It's the most used room in the house and the least functional. Go figure that one out. I long for the day when we can finally afford the remodel. In the meantime, I am making do with a good pre-Christmas clean. I got the oven scrubbed out and ran a self-clean cycle … Continue reading A Little Holiday Cleaning and Updates

Luffa Gourds: Natural Sponges

I had been looking for something unique to grow on the homestead. I tried heirloom purple broccolis and cauliflowers to no avail-- cabbage loopers and cutworms destroyed them despite my efforts to save them. The same happened with my cabbages and brussel sprouts. The asparagus didn't turn out either. However-- the luffa gourds took off! … Continue reading Luffa Gourds: Natural Sponges

Decluttering Room by Room: Kitchen

I'm short on kitchen space. Until we get the whole durn kitchen gutted and redone, I have to find ways to make it functional. For now that means getting rid of the clutter and junk. My first priority was to maximize useable counter space. There isn't much to start with so it needs to be … Continue reading Decluttering Room by Room: Kitchen

Decluttering Room by Room: Living Room, Kid’s Toys

I've finally done it. I snapped. I stepped on the last block, action figure, hot wheels car, etc. I have heard the last irritating jingle! I went to the garage and I got a box. And I'm currently filling it with all of the toys that drive me nuts. In fact, that's what it's labeled- … Continue reading Decluttering Room by Room: Living Room, Kid’s Toys

Freshening Up

A few of the YouTubers I subscribe to have collaborated for a "Homestead Homemaking" series. The goal is getting focused on Christ, house cleaning, and making houses feel homey. Since I started watching their videos, I've been inspired by these women to take responsibility and joy in my own home and faith walk.  The first … Continue reading Freshening Up

How I Clean Cast Iron 

Everyone I've ever spoken to says, "NEVER CLEAN YOUR CAST IRON SKILLET!!"  What they actually mean is don't wash your cast iron with soap and water, coarse brushes, or abrasive cleaners. The truth is, cast iron occasionally gets a bit dirty. Some may say that a cast iron skillet that is appropriately seasoned will never … Continue reading How I Clean Cast Iron 

Organization, Shmorganization

I like to consider myself educated with high minded ideals. One of those ideals is organization in my home. Unfortunately, at this point it's only an ideal and not my reality. I have bits of organizational success here and there, but as a general rule (in the last 3 months anyway) my life has been … Continue reading Organization, Shmorganization