bits + bobs

I was awakened in the dark hours this morning with a mysteriously sour stomach.  I was weak and queasy and the thought of chasing the kids seemed daunting, so Mike stayed home to help me with the kids.

In short, I took a sick day.

I stayed in my jammies under a beloved quilt by the fire and took the day slowly.

I sat in the lull and thought about our plans.

I thought about the things I want to talk about in this space in the near future.

I crocheted a few stitches on my rag rug.

I enjoyed the things we are accomplishing.

I got excited about upcoming articles,  features and growth.

I thought about how we are evolving + becoming.

We had our homeschooling goals re-affirmed.

We talked about baby names should we ever get around to having a third babe.  We have some pretty great ones so it would be a sad thing not to put at least one of them to good use 😉

I mulled over how thinking outside of the box and doing things unconventionally seems to work best for us.

We ordered our seeds and talked about this years garden.

I chatted with Dad about the beef we are getting from them and the freezer we will fill with veggies, fruit, and meat to carry us through next winter.


It is an exciting time for us and for the blog and I can’t wait to share more with you in the form of articles, features, more sponsor giveaways, eco product reviews, recipes, and finally putting words to so many thoughts many homesteading and lifestyle topics.


We continue to weave while the Universe is provides the thread faithfully and at just the right speed.  So with a deep breath and a good night’s sleep, I will begin weaving again and share the good things with you.


go gently + be wonderful


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  1. Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm by laura | Permalink

    so sorry you were sick, but so happy this lovely blog post was the result!

  2. Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm by Melanie | Permalink

    Erin, will you have space to share a bit more about your garden. I’m quite sure yours will be on a much larger scale than our tiny plot, but I do want to expand and I would love to grow our own seedlings instead I’d buying them from the supermarket. I find the process a bit daunting though and worry I have a black thumb and would love anyone’s recommendation for a “growing seedlings for dummies” book…preferably Canadian.

    • Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm by erin | Permalink

      Of course! We are pretty new to it all as well, but plan on starting our own seeds this year (something I never seem to do in time).
      I can’t think of the exact books we have used as my dad and step mom are usually our go to gurus 😉
      I will organize my thoughts on this topic and share a little closer to spring!
      Thanks for writing.

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