Homesteading and Homemaking Link-Up

Homesteading and Homesteader Link Party

The internet is filled with talented homesteaders and homemakers, and I know from experience that they are the nicest people. (Well, they are at least tied with RV-ers and campers!) I am excited to partner with one of these talented bloggers, Kayla, The Homesteading Homemaker, to co-host her weekly link-up … Read More

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Garden Starts Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Did you know you can grow plants to ensure the health of your chickens? Several flowers, greens, berries and even vegetables can add to a chicken’s well being in a variety of ways. Chances are a garden is already in the works on your homestead, so why not incorporate some … Read More

Easy 5-Minute Wash Cloth Soap Holder

Easy Soap Holder Wash Cloth

Never drop the soap again with this easy, 5-minute wash cloth soap holder! Slip your favorite soap inside the washcloth holder making it easy to grip. It extends the life of your soap too by making the last tiny bits useable. That’s a great money saver! This easy, 5-minute wash cloth … Read More

Dresser Makeover in Kelly Green

Dresser Makeover Green Furniture DIY

Disclosure: This dresser makeover post is sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We are slowly but surely filling our small, temporary home with cheerful color after living in a RV for two years. Our latest project is another dresser makeover. This one is for … Read More

Quilt Batting Holder from Pallet Wood

Quilt Batting Holder Pallet Wood

This quilt batting holder is AWESOME! My husband surprised me by making it while I was out of town for a few days. The mount holds a roll of quilt batting up off the floor which allows all other surfaces in my craft and sewing room can be used in … Read More

Rent a RV for Your Next Family Vacation

5 Reasons to Rent an RV for Your Next Family Vacation

Living in a RV for two years taught us a lot about valuing our time together. Less space meant less time taking care of things and more time taking care of ourselves. Our RV was totaled, but we would do it all again in a heartbeat! In the meantime, we … Read More

How to Choose an Egg Incubator

How to Choose an Egg Incubator

There are many choices when considering which egg incubator you want to use for hatching chicks from eggs. This post will tell you everything you need to know before making a purchase. Egg Incubator Styles Cabinet Style Styrofoam or Plastic DIY Homemade Cabinet Style Incubators ($200-$2000) are for the serious … Read More

Idaho Pasture Pigs

Idaho Pasture Pig

We have been raising Idaho Pasture Pigs since August 2017 at the Happiest Camper Homestead in Big Stone Gap, VA.  It is a new breed of pigs that are not aggressive and graze for food.  Idaho Pasture Pigs are a medium sized pig that reach a butcher weight of 200-250 lbs. … Read More

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

This Year Shop With Your Heart, And Help Farm Animals In The Process I care deeply about animals, all animals big and small really. But I find it easier to do things for cats and dogs than for farm animals. The ASPCA realized how easy it is to do things … Read More

It’s All Temporary

It's All Temporary

I began this year living in a RV in northern Arizona, and I am finishing it in a house in southwestern Virginia. My home is different. My surroundings are different. My priorities are different. It has been a year of uncertainty, flexibility, growth, and great joy that leaves me with … Read More

Train Table Makeover with Alphabet Magnets

Train Table Makeover

Disclosure: This train table makeover post is sponsored by ETI Envirotex.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Train tables offer hours of fun for active toddlers.  They are short tables that small hands can easily reach and usually feature bright graphics of towns for toy trains and trucks to … Read More

My CRPS Story

RSD CRPS Awareness

November is CRPS awareness month, and, after five years, Dave is ready to share his story with the life-changing disease. What is CRPS? “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous … Read More