This year is possibly a shmitah year, which means a sabbath year for the land – letting it rest. Our farming forefathers understood the value of letting the land rest, whether the did it because they followed Torah or not. Everything that grows or produces needs rest from time to time! I’m just learning about shmitah (you can learn more about it here) There is so much disagreement about… Continue Reading
If you’re trying to find an alternative to chemical-laden fabric softeners, you might want to give dryer balls a try. They help dry your clothes more quickly, soften and reduce static I’ve been using dryer balls for a couple of years now, but they are PVC…which is probably just as bad. An alternative to PVC dryer balls is
It’s amazing how people that we’ve never even met can touch our lives. A great example of this is my husband’s Grandma Fanny. She passed away years ago, and I never met her…but every time I make baked custard, I think of her. My husband told me the story of how early one morning, Grandma Fanny made two perfect custard pies. Now, she had always made great custard pies… Continue Reading
May the shalom of YHWH and our Messiah Yeshua be with you and yours this Sabbath day.
DIY Cloth Plastic Wrap? You won’t believe how easy this is to make! Plastic. On one hand, oh so easy and convenient. On the other, leaching toxic chemicals into our lives. I try to limit our use of plastic as much as possible, but there are some plastic products that just seem irreplaceable. Like plastic wrap…that stuff is really handy, yet I feel guilty using it. But what non-plastic thing… Continue Reading
This time of year can be tough financially for our family, as my husband’s work is rather seasonal. I know I’m not alone, so I was thrilled to see this great list of money saving tips from Letters From Sunnybrook in last week’s From The Farm blog hop! I already do some of them, so it’s also great to see that some of my penny-pinching ways are worthy of making… Continue Reading
How to create a weekly meal plan is something that befuddles many of us. A weekly meal plan, however, is a great way to ensure that you stick to your budget and have healthy, nourishing food for yourself and your loved ones. Planning ahead can help reduce waste as well as impulsive eating out or snacking on foods that are less than healthy.
Our family made the decision a couple years ago to stop celebrating Christmas. Not because we don’t believe in Jesus anymore, but because we have learned that the holiday is a conglomeration of various pagan practices. Because the Savior’s birth did not occur on December 25, or any time in December for that matter. Because the fact that the world fully embraces it in all of its commercialized indulgence is, to… Continue Reading
A lot can happen in 90 days. Like, you can start shrinking…finally! Because you found a healthy eating plan that actually works. I found Trim Healthy Mama, and at this point, I’ve been on plan just over 90 days. And I can NOT believe the difference – in the mirror, in my clothes and on the scale since I started the plan a few months ago
If you know me at all then you know Autumn is my favorite season. I love this post from last week’s hop encouraging us to stop and enjoy the season! Hop on over and check it out! If you’d like to see what inspired me, just find “Dawn’s Favorite” below and click to visit. Be sure to visit the other great blogs, too. There’s a lot of wonderful favorites to choose… Continue Reading