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I'm going to live off my little farm for a year

So I'm typing it out loud and now I'm going to do it in real life: I'm going to live off what I can produce on our little farm - for an ENTIRE YEAR. I may have lost it. And WHY AM I DOING THIS? Also, sign up for updates with my new newsletter (working title: Kelly hasn't starved to death . . . yet.)

Recipe ideas

We love eating. Part of the fun is coming up with new recipes and testing them out on our family and friends. Whether it's my insanely delicious queso (a super-easy and basically foolproof recipe) or just a nice tomato soup to go with grilled cheese, we're always trying to make something new.

Advice for real life

I have no idea what I'm doing half the time. The truth is that I write some "motivational" type posts mostly for myself so I will just take my own advice. Like the 5 reasons you're not doing the thing was really just an excuse to make myself do the thing. Here are some of the tips, tricks, stories and struggles I've gained along the way. It's a bumpy road, friends, let's travel down it together.

Recent Posts

When life hands you lemons - figure out how to preserve them

My brother had no idea a little trip picking lemons would send me into a state of anxiety.

I need to figure it out

Cloud eggs avocado toast

We've reached #peakhipster for this meat-free Friday and we're not even sorry. Try these tonight or for brunch this weekend.

Easy and fancy! The best combo

I was a good Mom - then they handed me a baby

Expectations v. reality in parenting. I'm not the Mom I thought I was.

Maybe you've been here

Things no one told me about starting a farm

I didn't know exactly what I was getting into. What it's like to start a farm-to-table lifestyle.

Here's what I learned.

Distressed farmhouse vanity DIY upgrade

This is the perfect weekend project to give that tired, dated, yellow oak vanity an upgrade. Huge reward for little work and money.

You can do it!

This is it - the real deal

Sometimes we get so bogged down in the day-to-day of real life that we forget something important - we only get one shot to make this life the best one we can.

For me, that means trying to make every day a little bit of a celebration. Do something different. Try something that scares you a little.

Even small things - a new recipe - a new wardrobe look - a new hairstyle - planning the trip with a lifetime of memories - can make every day just a little bit better.

Join us in trying new things and celebrating the small victories.  That doesn't mean it has to be perfect, real life rarely is. But it CAN be your real best life.

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