Be~YOU~tiful, A Holistic Approach to Beauty and Wellness

Grace.  To me is what defines beauty.  Grace radiates from within a woman’s soul.  It is gentle, and quiet, yet not without presence and power.  It is in a woman who knows where she stands, and what she believes.  Grace, and beauty cannot exist without love.  Love for oneself, love for others, and a love…

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Wild at Heart

I would rather be ashes than dust!  I would rather            that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze            than it should be stifled by dryrot. I would rather be a superb meteor,             every atom of me in magnificent glow,             than a sleepy and permanent plant.             The proper function of a…

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A Gardener’s Soul

The Earth is Full of the Goodness of the Lord. ~Psalm 33:5   This scripture speaks to my gardening soul.  It softly whispers to my heart, and is a constant reminder to give thanks for the abudance of the garden.  I have precious memories of being in the garden as a child with my mom, and also…

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Liebster New Blog Award!

A very warm, heartfelt Thank You to The Crossroads Homestead for nominating our little homestead blog for a lovely award!  We are so very honored.  You may find Sarah’s Blog here:  http://www.crossroadshomestead.wordpress.com Please stop on by Sarah’s place for a visit, you’ll be glad you did! 5 Random Things about Me! 1.   I am a…

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Healthy Holiday Fudge

The Christmas carols are playing on the radio, and snow is softly falling outside.  I am quickly getting in the mood for holiday baking.  I would like to share a simple, wholesome alternative to the traditional fudge usually made at Christmas time.  This nourishing recipe includes raw honey in place of refined sugar, and virgin coconut oil,…

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Adventures in Oat Milk

Oat What????  Let’s see, where do I begin?  I was looking at a recipe the other day for crock pot yogurt.  I thought that this might be an even more simplified way to make it.  Turns out, my method is probably about as simple as I can get.  However, as I was reading the comments below…

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Simple Living, or Simply living?

A slight play on words, but look at how a small shift can change the entire perspective.  Life changes.   In some seasons of life this change is more apparent than others.  It may be a small shift, or it may be a dramatic tip the world upside down, shake it around, and dump you back…

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Blessings & Gingersnaps

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have been reflecting on my life with much and absolute gratitude.  As the snow begins to fall in Northern Mn., a mama begins to turn inward as the outside weather turns cold; activity begins to slow after harvest, and in the lull before winter, my heart begins to turn toward…

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Live Your Passion

Passion.  A word that has strong emotional ties.  What does it stir in you?  We all have a passion, maybe some of us have a few.  We all have a life purpose which is closely tied to our passions.  Passions are the causes, the things, if you will, that are near and dear to our hearts. …

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Intentions

Intention:  n.  that which one is resolved to do, purpose // meaning, significance, (what is the intention behind this question?) // (logic) a concept //  (eccles.) the will to apply the benefits of prayers or a mass to a particular person or object // (eccles.) the person or object for whom the benefits of prayers or…

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