Vision Boards

For a few years now, I have wanted to create a vision board, yet I haven’t. This morning, when I woke up and looked at Facebook, my nieces’ page, Salty Girl Boutique, was the first thing I saw. Guess what it was about? You guessed it, vision boards. Is this a sign that I should…

Birding

A couple of years ago, we bought a couple of window bird feeders. It was a lot of fun watching the birds come to the window and eat. We mostly got sparrows, but we did get a cardinal one time during the winter, which I loved. We never had another one until this year. This…

Summer of Health

One of the teachers at my kids school call summer, “Jen’s summer of fun”. I’ve decided that this is going to be my “Summer of Health”. Since I decided to quit my job to be home with my family, one of my goals is to get healthy; body, mind, and spirit. I’ve been home for…

Gratitude

As a culture, I would say we do not show gratitude very often. I feel like we are a society of people that are always asking for more, including myself. Sometimes, I find myself praying for things that I want  but not always being grateful for what I have. I do have some days that I…

Gardens and Beneficial Insects

We started our garden 4 or 5 years ago with a smaller garden. We now have a 600 square foot garden and since the kids are older, I get to spend more time in the garden instead of trying to keep them occupied. This year, my goal is to not only grow veggies, but grow…

Homesteading

I live in a small town just north of Boston, MA. It’s the town that I was born and raised in, but I’m not sure that it is the town that I want to continue to live in. There are some things that I love about my town. I love that I have lived here…

Soap

About 4 years ago, I started to make my own soap. It took me some time to get comfortable with the lye since I had heard some horror stories about it, but once I made my first batch of soap, I was hooked. I can’t remember the last time I bought soap other than so…