Realizing Change

Do you want change in our world? I imagine your answer is yes. Not many are satisfied with the world right now. Now, are you ready to change to make it happen?   As presidential elections heat up I find myself thinking about this piece of wisdom. The first question “Do you want change?” usually…

100% Honesty

Today I received an order from Ebay. Everything was absolutely perfect except that my package was full of religious solicitations for Christianity. I have nothing against true Christians. However, you aren’t one if you masquerade around spewing hate or not helping those less fortunate than you while putting yourself on a moral high horse. First…

Bloggers Needed!—Handmade Soaps

Hello all! Justin and I have talked and we want to really spread the word on our Etsy products! We’re looking for bloggers with a decent following to blog about our soaps. We want to build a great customer base and share our products with them. Justin and I really believe that everyday life shouldn’t…

30 Days without Soda

Hey all, Well, I did it. I finally kicked the American habit of drinking soda. Granted, I wasn’t dependent like most Americans are, but I’m glad I’m off it anyway. So, I decided at the beginning of the year that I would be kicking soda for good. Not only is it packed with sugar and…

Bill Round Up: 52 Weeks of Tips #2

Hello Everyone! This week I wanted to share another money tip that I’ve been employing! It’s still the new year, so I figured we could start off on the right foot and begin some new habits! Bill Round Up: This is exactly what it sounds like, rounding up your bills! Not like a rodeo, but…

2015: The Most Annoying Year Ever

Hello All!! Well I can’t say I’m going to miss 2015. It was an incredible year full of really important steps toward our goals, but not the most enjoyable process. The beginning of the year was downright miserable. I was still in grad school, having just dumped a bucket of water on the wicked witch…

Why is Christmas a Nightmare?

Hello All! First, I want to stop right here and say that I’m not anti-Christmas or being grinchy. However, here in the U.S. (and other places I’ve heard) Christmas has become a fiasco that no one should have to endure. When I was young and Mom was still alive, she had this idea that if…

Inflexible and Unyielding

Hello All, Well, I’ve mentioned already that I’m reading Joel Salatin’s You Can Farm. Actually I just finished it and my next post will be a review on it. Let me start off by saying that Joel has some amazing ideas on revolutionizing farming and creating a better, more sustainable farming practice. However, his ideas…

Bad News on the Homestead

Hello Everyone, Well, call me negative, but I had a feeling things were looking too good around here. On Tuesday morning I was cleaning out our cheesecloth from the newest batch of cheese, everything was looking great. Justin went on lunch from work and went to take a quick shower. No water. Well, we’re not…

“Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Right”

How many times have you heard this? Where did you learn it? Your parents? Grandparents? Friends? Do you follow this mantra? Has it helped or hindered your progress? Recently I’ve been reading Joel Salatin’s Folks, This Ain’t NormalĀ and in it he talks about this old saying; “Anything worth doing is worth doing right”. I can’t…

Raw Milk Herd Share

Hey Everyone, Well it happened, I finally got one! I finally got a raw milk herd share and it’s less than 25 minutes from my house as well. We found Two Sparrows FarmĀ on LocalHarvest.org when a person in a group on Facebook suggested it to me. I didn’t know such a website existed, but it…