55 Natural Homemade Toiletries You Can Make Yourself!

  As the cost of living continues to rise and concerns about what we are putting into and onto our bodies increase, we kill two birds with one stone* and bring you 55 homemade toiletries you can make yourself! Go online and you may find yourself inundated with beauty tidbits and info about skincare products.… Read More

Patience is a virtue… just not ours

    We have waited patiently for the right time to move for years. For as long as I can remember – certainly at least a decade as I remember discussing it when Harry was a baby – we’ve been making plans for a more self-sufficient life. We knew what we had to do in… Read More

Another step closer to living our dream…

      A couple of weeks ago we announced that the time had finally come for us to go and realise our long-held dream of living a more self-sufficient life.  For those who commented and emailed us to say that this part of our lives would make a great book – yes, we agree!… Read More

Starting a (mini) revolution

    It’s no secret that I am stubborn and opinionated.  I have a thought on everything.  Sometimes I air it.  Sometimes I don’t.  Most of the time Mike and I put the world to rights ourselves.  Sometimes I’ll offload here. When I watched the final edit of 16 Kids and Counting I was a… Read More

A different drum

      This time last week I was nervously anticipating the airing of our first episode of 16 Kids and Counting.  I had prepared myself to defend our decisions – our decision to have a large family, our decision to work for ourselves, our decision to become as self-sufficient as possible and our decision… Read More