Meet the girls…

Both of my girls are completely different- and I wouldn’t have it any other way!



This is our oldest. She was born in April- and is 10 this year. She is very smart- in the gifted classes in school. She is not the pink and girly type. Truth- we just got her to wear jeans a year ago- this is my picky child.  She is very particular and intense. She loves to read, art, music, school, archery- and xbox/youtube. The dreaded game system- we don’t like when mom limits our screen time.  She has learned to crochet and is pretty good- so we have been buying yarn- good for when we have rainy/cold days and they don’t want to be outside.



This is our youngest, she will be 6 this year. She is definitely all girl, if you can’t tell. This is from dance recital this year. Although she will get down in dirty- she just chooses to wear a dress or skirt. She is very curious, friendly, loves to color, dance and loves music. She would rather be outside playing with someone. She loves to help and loves it when she can be in the kitchen with me.

Both girls are so different- and they each have their own personalities. They are an integral part of our lives- although Tooty has boycotted chicken until recently. And if we do want goats- well that’s another story for another day! Come join us on our journey- I’m sure I will have some funny tales to tell with these two!

Meet the animals…

Right now we are starting on the hoard of animals we will have.. building up..

I have 2 indoor cars- named Shrek and Gingy- and our outdoor dog named Dixie…


This is Dixie. She is over 10 years old- we got her as a stray before our eldest was born. She still plays like a puppy and wants attention all the time. As for breed- don’t even ask the vet- we’ve tried. I just hope she does okay when we bring home the chickens- she has a tendency to bring us “presents,” in the form of dead birds, and chipmunks.


This is Gingy and Shrek. Shrek is the orange kitty, and Gingy is the torty. Shrek is male and Gingy is female. We have had them for 2 years- we adopted them as kittens from the animal shelter to try to rid of mice. They have killed quite a few- none in the new house- but they do search for them. We quickly brought them over because we saw a field mouse- and we have not seen once since the cats have been here. They are both completely different- Shrek is a loud mouth, annoying, lovey boy- Gingy is quiet- not so lovey and runs the halls. I’m pretty sure she is the hunter- but Shrek does follow bugs and kill them. If you can’t tell by the picture of their attitudes- haha- look at her eyes! They both love to lay with me at night- they each have spots on the bed. I was surprised to get this picture because normally you can’t get one of both.

So meet the animals we have now- we look forward to adding to the bunch- but that is for another post- another day!

First steps…

First step to homesteading was our own house. I’ve wanted chickens and a garden for over a year but we lived with my in laws…so i had to wait. After a year of me working a 9 to first step dream came true. Through that year we worked on becoming partially debt free and working on our credit. We searched for over a year and finally got it. It was a long grueling 4 months and i did cry several times, but prayer helped. It is not the dream homestead with bunches of land but it is mine..and i can start the dream of homesteading. We live on a little over half an acre and most of it is flat. We moved in April. I am just now getting started to where we can put everything where we want to..but I’m a woman with a plan.

Here is our beautiful home…i can’t wait to see it grow!!

Welcome to the homestead!

Welcome to our homestead. Some background on us..

I am Momma- the 30 year old creative, impatient, dreamer, and glue that holds us together. I formed my dream of owning my own homestead about 2 years ago and it took us awhile- and a lot, I mean a lot of planning to get there. I currently work, so this has definitely been a journey, and we are ever so hard working on trying to reach the goal. Wait, you reach goals? Hrm, I just keep having more to do- more lists- it never ends- but the fun part of crossing items off.  I am a list person by the way- I carry 2 notebooks and a calendar with me, in my purse. You will eventually see all of my quirks and more about me as we journey together.

Daddy- is the full-time money maker in the family. He is the rock to our storm. Like the title says, we are a hot mess, but I don’t think anyone is normal. He is our grease monkey- he works as a diesel mechanic. We have been married for 8 years now- and have been through plenty of ups and downs- but I wouldn’t have it any other way. He definitely is the ying to my yang. We compliment each other so nicely.

We have 2 daughters- complete polar opposites. One is 10 and the other is 5. Our oldest is the outdoor, camping, reading, creative, gifted child. Her nickname is Sheldon- by the way- so therefore she will be called that when I post. The youngest is the girly girl- she can still throw down but wants to do it in a skirt or dress. She loves dance, and all things pink- I will refer to her as Tootie- that’s what I call her, she doesn’t like it too much. It is very refreshing at times to have two different children.

So that is all for now- pictures of our homestead and a little background of our journey as I go. Thanks and come along for the ride- enjoy some of the hot mess of my life.