Vanilla and Wild Orange Sugar Scrub | Free Tags

I don’t know about you, but I just love my personal care routines!  It’s a bit of ‘me-time’ that I embrace and look forward to each day.  I choose to take my daily showers before a little reading time and bed every night, and it works out perfect for me. Because by the end of the day, I could not appreciate it and enjoy it any more than I do! I am usually exhausted by that time, both physically and mentally, and maybe even a little chilled to the bone, if I’ve been out and about in the freezing-cold temps that winter offers up around here. So that hot shower, and using my awesome smelling and soothing natural personal-care recipes, feels nothing less than a treat for me!

One of those recipes, is this sugar scrub, I am going to share with you today.  You can learn how easy it is to mix some up for yourself, or as gifts!  And just because I love you all, I also am sharing the tags I designed for the scrub.  We gave tagged jars of this this as Christmas gifts last year, and they were a very big hit!

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Now, I call it a recipe, but I don’t really have measurements for you. I just wing it.  But please don’t let that scare you one bit, because: [Continue reading]

Flock Photography Fun!

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Hello, Friends! Welcome. We'll have something more....helpful, for you later this week.  But we thought we'd start your week off light, and just share some recent photos I've taken of our rooster and hens. There are many, so please let them all … [Continue reading]

A Kinder Kind of Egg.

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Let's talk about EGGS. Eggs are a staple food item, in most anyone's kitchen. They are quite popular for breakfast: as scrambled, over-easy, hard-boiled, poached, or omelet style! They make incredible egg salads for lunch, and are called for in … [Continue reading]

Simple & Savory Homemade Applesauce (Recipe)

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With the Fall season, comes apple season!  And we all know there are innumerable wonderful and delicious things, that can be made with apples! They really are a fruit of so many gifts. But some recipes take a lot more ambition, than others! If you … [Continue reading]

Old/Antique Bottles

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My family and I live on the south shore of Massachusetts, now. But I (Laura) was born and raised out in western MA, in the city of Westfield. Most times when I go back home to my parent's house, my father urges me to take anything in the house that I … [Continue reading]

Goodbye, Boston.

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 Last night, we re-homed one of our cockerels; Boston. He was our Americauna Easter Egger. We knew in time, we were in all likelihood, going to have to get rid of one, if not both, of the roosters. We never intended on having one in the first … [Continue reading]

It’s the Chicken Coop Reveal!

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Finally, we are ready to show you the chicken coop that has been in the works for 2 months! We know many of you have been waiting to see it, and we have to tell you, we're pretty darn excited to show it to you! PLEASE NOTE: There are many photos in … [Continue reading]

A Countdown Pillow

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There is nothing like using crafts as a coping skill! Sometimes, you need to. And that is just what the 3 littles and I did this summer. My oldest daughter, Alexis Grace, (17)(and the littles' big sister), went away for 2 weeks!! (To a summer … [Continue reading]

Back-To-School Mantels / Home Decorating Ideas

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There is something about the back-to-school season, that I have always loved.  With all of the fresh new supplies and clothes, and the whole new school year stretched out before us, with so much yet to be learned, it's just always been an exciting … [Continue reading]

Our 8 Four Week Old Chickens, and One Sad Surprise

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Well Friends, our sincere hopes and intentions were to let those of you who were interested, watch the chickens grow up, with us. But what I have found is, they grow in size faster than I can possibly keep up with! It's crazy!  Sometimes the growth … [Continue reading]

Come Meet Our Chicks!

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Many of you know, I have been wanting chickens for a dang - long - time. It felt like forever, waiting to be able to get them! But that day has finally come. I have loved every second of the process of learning all about keeping chickens, learning … [Continue reading]

Protecting the Strawberries Growing in Gutters

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 I've been procrastinating doing this post that some of you have been waiting for, on the topic of how we're protecting our strawberry plants from birds, squirrels, and other small creatures that may be drawn to our delicious berries, and have their … [Continue reading]