Elderberry Gummies

Cold and flu season has struck out household with an unwavering vengeance this year. I pride myself on the fact that we are normally extremely healthy; however, that is not the case lately. It seems like just when we get over one illness another roots itself in our bodies. Both of my daughters have gottenContinue reading “Elderberry Gummies”

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are relatively easy to make and I find they are great little gifts for friends, coworkers and teachers. Part of the appeal is the sensory details that make up the scrub. The first one that most people notice is the scent. This recipe has a fun peppermint scent perfect for holiday time. TheContinue reading “Peppermint Sugar Scrub”

No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

12 Days of Sweets: Day 12 Cheesecake isn’t normally a dessert I tackle. I can never quite get baked versions to come out correctly and usually my no bake versions never taste quite right. This recipe is foolproof. The mint flavor isn’t overpowering and this cheesecake has an amazing smooth, creamy texture. The best partContinue reading “No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake”


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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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