I don’t remember what exactly I was searching for on the library website when I stumbled upon A Smart Girl’s Guide to Staying Home Alone: A Girl’s Guide to Feeling Safe and Having Fun, but I was curious about what advice this publication from American Girl had to offer. Perhaps the ongoing pandemic means that … Continue reading
Time to wrap up 2020! (and throw it in the garbage) Actually, 2020 has not been a totally bad year for me personally. Julio and I moved into our house, had a baby, and started a small business. So, we had several big, joyous events, but being in our family’s little bubble did not shield … Continue reading
In 2015, Julio and I were newly married and decided that, because we lived across the country from our families, we could only afford the airfare, PTO, and energy to travel home for Christmas. We haven’t been home for Thanksgiving since. In 2020, many people are staying home, away from their families for the holiday, … Continue reading
It’s been almost a full year since my husband and I started our homestead. It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride, but more joyful than anything else! You can read all about it at https://solhomestead.wordpress.com our official website! Here’s a picture of our sweet baby Clementine as incentive to check it out!
Keeping a notebook, a journal, a diary has been important to me for as long as I can remember, I think because, although it does not look good on paper, I am very important to me. My relationship with myself has easily been the most challenging—learning to control myself, finding the depths of my lows … Continue reading
A couple of months ago, my mom gave me one of my dad’s watches. It’s a neat, self-winding watch, but, because it’s a men’s watch and I have small wrists, the band was too big. I tried to find a replacement band that would fit both the watch and me, but all I could find … Continue reading
Last year was the year that I intentionally went cruelty-free in our household. This year, I focused on making swaps geared toward reducing our waste. Here are some of my favorite swaps we made this year. For 2019, the goal is to keep it up and switch our wornout plastic food containers with glass. … Continue reading