Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Episode 15- The Christian Bookworm Podcast

Episode 15 is all about a historical fiction in the mountains of Kentucky, a musical memoir, and a children's series my son will tell you he loves! 

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Monday, March 1, 2021


I've been really sick for the past few springs and summers, just struggle so hard with histamine and UV rays. It's March 1st so I'm starting a very strict regimen for myself, gearing up for a ton of good detoxification to support my bum MTHFR gene and give it the strength to hopefully feel good this summer! 

Here's what I'm trying: 

- Air purifier 
- Dry brushing for more efficient lymphatic drainage 
- Epsom salt baths 
- Infared sauna (for heavy metal detox) if I can swing it 
- Perfect eating, including TONS of dark leafy greens since the folate is so insanely helpful; cruciferous veggies since they help the liver move toxins out faster; beets +  garlic + turmeric + ginger + wild blueberries to keep my kidneys filtering efficiently; prebiotics via food 
- Prayer + positive affirmations 
- Replacing my bazillion mercury amalgam fillings with composites via a specially trained holistic dentist 
- Supplements: B6, B12, glutathione, magnesium, methylfolate 
- Sweaty exercise! 

Wish me luck! 

Saturday, February 27, 2021


Each of these precious souls. 

I'm their favorite. I rarely feel or believe this but suddenly I'm struck with this profound knowing, deep in my bones, that I'm their favorite person right now. Dang. 

The moon so big and bright in the early morning sky. 

A WWII novel on my nightstand. 

Friends coming over tomorrow. 

Crackers with the yummiest cashew "cheese" spread. 

Comfortable shoes. 

Board game night! 

A really great small town. No chain stores, the librarians call to say they in a new book we'll love and put it on hold for us, the cashiers know our names... The best.

The 90s mix this grocery store is playing. 

Feeling well-rested after a good night of sleep. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Life is Beautiful 1

After I put up this photo-focused post I thought I might like to make this a thing, to document the everyday elements that bring me happiness. I don't know how often I'll do it but I think I'll share ten per post. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Links that make me happy

🐝 How fun is this homeschool bee unit?! I'd love to do this with my kids! 

📝 Just discovered a new Christian writing podcast by fiction author Shawn Smucker and his wife and really liked episode 1!

🍰 A wants donuts for his birthday dessert. For my birthday I think I'm going to make this whole foods (and dairy-free) tres leches cake!

💻 If you're in need of any logo or graphic design work go check out Kerry Ashby! I was very happy with the podcast ads he designed for me for flyers and Pinterest!

🛌 We've decided to slowly upgrade everything in our home to organic. These blankets are eventually going to go on all of our beds. Eventually. 

🍄 So I've been researching grain-growing because I really want to be totally self-sufficient out here and this week I thought, We eat a lot of mushrooms around here. Is it safe to grow portobello or cremini mushrooms at home? And now I guess I'm about to grow mushrooms.

📺 We recently watched this Masterpiece Theater version of Pollyanna so as soon as we finish our current read-aloud we're starting Pollyanna Grows Up. 

🔤 Completely free, more relaxed homeschool language arts approach 

🎧 Just downloaded this bookish podcast episode to listen to on the treadmill this week 😊 

👗 I'm looking for a cute + sustainably made spring & summer dress. I love wrap dresses but hate the low-cut V neck that always wants to slide around all day so I'm thinking about this cute dress. It's expensive but I've learned that cheap clothes are only cheap because of slave labor and/or unfair wages so I'll buy, like, two new clothing items a year and call it good. 👍

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