Our family's journey to the heart of a handmade life

A few things

A few things
Just popping in to say hello and give a quick rundown of what’s going on around here lately.
We’ve finally settled into a comfortable routine regarding what we eat. After many trials of being grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, our experiments have led us to our (hopefully) final destination in healthy eating. I will try to do a detailed post soon, but it’s all about finding what works for you and your family. It seems no matter how healthy you think you are, there is something out there that says otherwise. Our current road has my daughter’s eczema in remission, and that’s proof enough for me.


50 pounds of organic einkorn flour


I recently tried a new soap recipe from Mommypotomus. It’s supposed to be gentle enough for babies, so I hope it becomes another notch in our belt of self-sufficiency (har har) and I can stop purchasing baby body wash.
Considering I will be 8-9 months pregnant at the height of summer, we decided it would best to skip the big garden this year and join a CSA instead. I am still planting a few things for our winter preservation, though. I bought tomato and basil transplants from Walmart, which isn’t ideal but is better than nothing. I was actually surprised to find a few heirloom varieties! I also started green beans and zucchini from seed, pictured below, and will be putting in a whole bed of carrot seeds. We’ll see how it all works out, as I am due in early September. I put up quite a bit when I was nine months pregnant with my first child, so perhaps I will be blessed with that burst of energy again this time. 🙂
Tomato and basil transplants
Lastly, we had our ultrasound back in April. It’s a girl! I am so excited! While I obviously would be just as happy if we had a boy, I am over the moon that our current little one will have a sister so close in age. I already have visions of them giggling together, playing dolls and dress-up, staying up late talking and sharing secrets. My husband’s sisters are just a few years apart and they have a wonderful relationship. Only three more months until we meet our new daughter!!!