To say that I'm addicted would be an understatement. I adore my green juice. It's yummy, the whole family loves it, it's super nutritious, and it's for cleaning out your insides.
At least once a week, I make a huge batch (a little more than half a gallon) and sip away all day long.
I use my Omega masticating horizontal juices - it does an AMAZING job with greens and doesn't heat up the juice... but it does take awhile to make the juice, but it's totally worth it.
2 green apples
1/2 fresh pineapple
1 bunch of celery
1/2 bunch of kale
Make some up - you won't regret it!
I'll admit, I'm an all or nothing girl. When I became pregnant with kiddo no 1, I told my then-boyfriend, it's all or nothing. Nine years (and 3 kids and 3 states) later, and we've been in our new-to-us-fixer-house for 2 years, and I need to fence off the front corner of the backyard to keep the dogs from harassing our lovely neighbors... a garden is born.
It's all or nothing.
The fence is rustic and lovely, with a touch of industrial. I made it, what else would you expect? And built raised beds to match. 5 raised beds. And more are planned and pots and planters, and I planted EVERYTHING... or at least everything that will grow in the heat of the South.
I have a combat plan for the bugs (all natural) and it's working and I picked up some AMAZING compost from Bricko Farms. Someday, I'll save up enough to buy the double barrel compost tumbler from Costco, but for now, Bricko is the best!
We've already had fresh tomatoes and blueberries, and peppers, and I see the start of some lovely cucumbers too.
All the hard work, all the grubby hands and sweat. It's so worth it. And I want more. And more... and more.
I've become obsessed with printing to wood. It's a lengthy process that leaves one's hands stained and raw, but it's relaxing... so methodical. I just finished up a batch to take down to Purely Painted on Broad Street in Augusta, GA. Time to get to the packaging!
I feel the need to put a disclaimer everywhere and anywhere I can - I make rustic items. I like the term modern rustic. I use rough wood - rustic wood... lightly sanded and either painted or stained. I don't use particle board or laminated wood. I don't use birch or oak or maple. I like rough pine. I like the way it looks.
If you don't like rustic items... don't buy from me. If you want absolutely smooth and spray painted items (like you'd get from Target).... don't buy from me.
If you want something with character and built to last a lifetime - I'm your girl.
Why are men so hard to buy for? No more! I started looking for quality handmade and vintage items close to home and found a goldmine of gift ideas. Southern made gifts for the men in your life! Hopefully my husband, and brother, and father will get something they like.
Click the photos - they link to the Maker's site on Etsy. Shop Small - Shop Southern!
Sweet Potato Obsession. It's a real thing. Google it if you don't believe me.
I don't know if my family shares in my obsession, but they're aren't complaining (much) over the endless nights of sweet potatoes on their plates. Do yourself a favor and ditch the sickly sweet American Sweet Potato Casserole this Thanksgiving and try one of these instead!
Click on the photos for recipe links!
I opened up shop on Etsy about 4 years ago. I immediately found my virtual home on Ety's Homefront Team. We're a group of Etsy sellers that all have a military affiliation. Either prior service, current service, a spouse of a service member, or a retiree or vet. It's an amazing group of men & women that have come together to support each other. We share ideas, ask questions, mentor each other, get advice, and have a safe space to vent about the trials of daily life.... whether that be yet another PCS or deployment, or where to source supplies now that you're stationed in Italy, or just needing good vibes & virtual hugs when one of us is off to the hospital for the birth of a child or cancer treatments. We're family.
With frequent moves, self employment is KEY to so many military spouses. Employers are wary of hiring a professional who they know will be leaving in 2 or 3 years... It's difficult to find meaningful work to help support our families, especially work that fits around constant shift changes, deployments, and watches. Etsy is key. Our shops buy school clothes, put food on the table, buy plane tickets "home" to see family, or just new tires for the car.
This holiday season... Support Small Business, but what's more? Support the Homefront. Check out our shops - you won't be sorry!
Click on the photos to go to their shop! Or check out the complete list of Homefront Team Members.
One for you, one for me, one to give, and one to keep - gifts and holiday home goods abound in South Carolina! Check out what these makers have in store for you:
about Lynn's art! I just stopped by her shop to look around and found myself falling in love with EVERYTHING. I picked up 2 prints for the girls' room. I'll whip up some fun frames in the shop and tuck them under the tree for Christmas. I simply adore the colors, the flowers, the antlers, the mason jars... it will make your home happy. Promise.
A work in progress