This episode is an interview with my only, half-brother by blood, full-brother by Spirit, Shane Dailey! Shane has SO MUCH wisdom he could share with us, but today we are focusing on his ability to recycle and repurpose normal everyday items around his property and garden. Consider this a homesteading feature about how an everyday family goes about creating a practical farm. Some might call him a hoarder, including me, but nonetheless his ingenuity for finding purpose in what many would consider garbage, is amazing! Listen in as my very own brother shares some of his tricks and tips for living an intentional permaculture inspired life!
In this episode we are continuing our health and wellness series by introducing the importance of a morning exercise routine. Exercise has a plethora of physical and mental benefits, and it should be a part of your morning health and wellness routine in some form or fashion.
This is our 3rd Plant Feature! We are discussing the often over-looked and under-appreciated Dandelion plant!
In this episode I interview my husband, Danny Thompson about our intentional community with my parents. My husband doesn't necessarily love being on the podcast, but I was really grateful for his perspective! He shares some of the fears that one has in moving in with their in-laws, and some of the benefits he has found in the process. Listen in to a candid conversation (our first of more to come!) about our generational living set up.
This is episode number 6, and the 2nd in my health/wellness portion of the podcast. Today, we are discussing the importance of morning devotions or meditation time. I believe this habit is one of the most successful pieces to my overall health and wellness. This quiet time strengthens my faith and my purpose for living. Setting intentions every morning can be and should be a beautiful part of our wellness journeys!
This is episode number 5, and one of our plant features!! Today, we are diving into the chamomile plant! Chamomile is an amazing plant for both your garden and your body, take a listen to find out why!
You guys, I truly never thought this day would come. I have never in my life been considered a "good cook". I am not the person you ask to help with your local bake-sale, nor am I the person who hosts beautiful dinner parties. But I did it! I have created my own recipe, and… Continue reading Danny’s Favorite Millet/Quinoa Pancakes
In this podcast we are discussing the benefits of starting every single day with a quart of warm lemon water! This is the first podcast in my health and wellness portion of the podcast, where I address various health habits that lead to a more abundant life!
In this podcast I am chatting with my dear friend and business role model, Heather Schwartz who is the creator and voice behind Modern Life Mrs, and co-owner of Better Together Photography. This space is dedicated to Heather's journey with ulcerative colitis, how health and wellness have become a part of her every day life, and how she has learned to trust her God-given talents in her life and career.
Comfrey is an amazing plant for both the environment, your garden and our home-remedy medicine cabinet! From a dynamic accumulator in the garden to a bone-knit for augmenting the healing process, comfrey is definitely a plant you should know about!
This is the VERY FIRST Permaculture Princess Podcast! In this episode, I explain permaculture, and how it plays a role in both my life and the outline of this podcast.
I used to be someone that often bragged about how infrequently I got sick, but then this winter hit. It is already deemed one of the worst cold/flu winters on record, and between my 1-year-old, 7 nieces and nephews, family events, church family, and a job at the local YMCA, I have been subjected to… Continue reading At the First Sign of Sickness!
I have been pretty entertained by the tiny house movement and I have secretly wondered if completely downsized, tiny house living, is something my family could do. I have also been intrigued with the survivalist/homesteading movement. The people who are prepared and ready for any possible event, which quite honestly, requires a certain amount of… Continue reading Survivalist Minimalist: Disrupting the Oxymoron
I have a somewhat unique identity in my blended family. I am half youngest child, and half only child. My brother, who is 10 years older than me, and one of my best friends and most genuine supporters, is from my mother's first marriage. So, I am a proud and joyful little sister. However, because… Continue reading A More Abundant Life – 21 Day Series
I have met many people who would love to get started in the vast world of gardening, but they fear the unknown or the commitment. And I get it. Somedays, it is hard enough to keep enough water and food in our own bodies, much less, monitor the water, soil and sunlight of varying plants surrounding… Continue reading How to Grow a Green Thumb
I love the sport of fitness. I love watching people train for anything! Some train for marathons, triathalons, weekend warrior races, intense yoga inversions, the Crossfit Games, or the Olympics. I am enamored with the human body and all the things it is capable of. My most recent training obsession has come with the adventure… Continue reading Training for Birth
I am a lover of apples. A crisp autumn day accompanied by applesauce with breakfast, a crunchy apple alongside my lunch (and maybe one for my horse) and some hot apple cider after dinner, is perfect for my Wisconsin-grown self. It would seem, no matter how many winters I experience, I get anxiety about how… Continue reading Cold Weather Care: Apple Trees
It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable. -Socrates I have often seen this quote plastered over the visual of a powerful female athlete. Her muscles stand out, her body is chiseled, her focus is clear, and she is typically… Continue reading Montana’s Birth Story
If you have heard of, or read about the 5 love languages, you are familiar with the idea that everyone has a different way of expressing love. Words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, quality time, and receiving gifts comprise 5 different ways humans can share and reap love. Admittedly, gift giving/receiving rates VERY… Continue reading Most Practical Gift Ideas for the Non-Material Girl (and Boy)
It sounds so heroic to be a part of the seed saving community, and it is!! Not only are you gathering food from your land, but then you are saving the seeds that food produces to continue the process of sowing and reaping. This cycle is immensely practical and forces us to respect and honor… Continue reading Save the Seeds!
Remember in the movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", when the father believed that Windex was the cure-all for everything? Well, for those of us who garden and cultivate the land, mulch is our windex. Let's make this as simple as possible. 🙂 Why Mulch. Mulch is essentially a topping for the soil. It… Continue reading Mulch It
If you have been following this blog for some time, you know that we are newly expecting! As I write this, I am 23 weeks pregnant, my belly button is popping, and we are having a GIRL! My husband recently asked me if pregnancy was similar to how I expected or imagined it would be. I… Continue reading Birth in the Comfort of My Home
I am a product of the DARE education system. I signed a pledge card in 5th grade vowing to never use drugs, and I have more than followed through on that pledge. In fact, not only have I avoided illegal drugs, but I have avoided most legal substances, as well. By the grace of God,… Continue reading Bible Believer, Conservative Thinker, and Mary Jane Supporter
I am a planner by nature. I like daily to-do lists, weekly planners, writing monthly workout plans, and scheduling in advance, whenever possible. However, it would seem that the more I plan, the more I depend on me and my superb organization skills. God knows me well. He knows that depending on self and being… Continue reading Growing More than Veggies!
Dictionary.com defines weeds as, 1. a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop. 2. any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted. Our society is taught to pull weeds, stomp out weeds, or spray them with chemicals. According to the definition above, a weed is a "valueless plant" that grows where it is "not wanted". BUT, what if I told you that EVERY plant has value of some sort!! It is… Continue reading 17 Beneficial, Edible, and Beautiful Midwest “Weeds”
These last few weeks have been REALLY busy and filled with camping, traveling, and emotional highs and lows. Even though, I haven't posted a blog in ONE MONTH (never again), I have still been getting my permaculture fix through our own homestead and help from lots of other sustainable-thinking minds!! So, I decided that it… Continue reading My Favorite Permaculture Resources
A beginners guide to getting and maintaining chickens. I love checklists and so here is my princess checklist for your poultry adventure!
Permaculture is not a religious term and it has no religious connotation or affiliation. Yet, as I grow in my understanding of nature and all that it entails, I find it impossible to separate regenerative agriculture from my foundation of faith. There are SO many spiritual lessons that can be gained from the natural world… Continue reading Springtime Contemplations
After Danny’s cancer treatments were completed, about 3 1/2 years ago, he returned to a life that included a mixture of struggles, as typically expected for a cancer survivor. About 6 months ago, Danny began experiencing severe peripheral neuropathy. Because of its rapid onset, our first fear was that the cancer had returned, but after… Continue reading Danny’s Health Update – Peripheral Neuropathy Edition
I recently explained to a very dear family member that my husband has a permaculture design certificate from The Permaculture Institute, taught by Geoff Lawton and we are in the process of building a business around sustainable gardening and permaculture. They stared at me blankly. Often when people ask, “What do you do?” or “What… Continue reading Why You Should Hire a Permaculture Designer