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Zucchini Cheddar Beer Bread

I go through spurts where I deep clean my refrigerator and freezers and take stock of what I need to use up. This stroke of genius happened to come from looking at a can of mango habanero beer and some shredded zucchini. My husband and I are not avid drinkers and sometimes we have beveragesContinue reading “Zucchini Cheddar Beer Bread”

Gelatin Popsicles

Gelatin based popsicles might seem like an odd idea; however, they happen to be full of flavor and so easy to make. Plus – they don’t drip as they thaw. Seriously, these are essentially mess free. My toddler loves popsicles and the aftermath is always horrendous. There’s sticky syrup everywhere and colored dye on herContinue reading “Gelatin Popsicles”

Pressed Flower Wall Art

Pressing flowers is a great way to preserve your garden fresh blooms and enjoy them year round. My daughter will occasionally pick some of my flowers in my garden and I like to hold onto them for the memories. She ended up bringing me a bleeding heart stem and I knew this one needed toContinue reading “Pressed Flower Wall Art”

Frozen Mango Lemonade

Winter strongly hangs on in Northern Michigan until well into May. Notoriously we will still have frost warnings until mid-June some years. Right around the beginning of April I start wanting garden fresh foods and light beverages to help ward off the late winter season blues. You can start finding different seasonal produce available inContinue reading “Frozen Mango Lemonade”

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About Me

Hi, I’m Courtney. I work for a large women’s organization in Northern Michigan and I spend my free time chasing my two beautiful daughters. My husband and I have a passion for self sufficiency and we hope that by sharing our journey on our small acre homestead you can be inspired and learn along with us!

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