Hi there! I’m Justine, aka. the lone home ranger. I’m pleased you’re visiting! What started as a way to keep my parents updated as to what we were doing turned into my quest for real food and family heirloom recipes. I am also passionate about health, simplicity, organization, parenting, natural and sustainable living, and frugality.
When I began my writing journey, I aimed to develop an inspiring, positive space to create, dream, and share collections of moments. What keeps me coming back here is that I get to laugh about the hilarity and absurdity of parenting and share my S@HM experiences with you.
I am happy to have learned that we don’t need to have everything to have it all.
When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I felt lonely and judged for my choice. Now I strike a balance between working at home and cherishing my time with my two girls, and I am loving every minute! I hope to encourage other women to seek the path of their dreams, whatever that path may be, with less outside limitations. Can a little ol’ blog do all that?
Below are some of my recent favorite posts and the readers’ favorites too (I have the best readers, y’all. Really!).
- Aunt El’s cinnamon rolls
- homemade avocado nutella
- practicing simplicity
- raising a glass to simpler times
- dirt therapy: sowing seeds to plant roots
- my minimalist manifesto
- jewel weed: natural poison ivy treatment
- could you live without a fridge?
- frugal shopping without coupons
- the crock pot: play more, cook less