free the birds {broilers & hatchlings update}

Our big (bigger) broilers were liberated for a few hours yesterday! They are getting so big and strong (94 strong at this point, which seems to be a good number!) and we felt that getting some sunlight was important. Not to mention letting these birds feel grass for the first time and eating the way God intended, pecking off the ground! ...more

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added! I am a sucker for anything in a skillet. It’s one of my weaknesses on Pinterest… I will type “skillet” into the search bar and scroll for days ....more

an new addition to the family

Exciting things are happening on our little homestead! Not only did we add 100 new chickens to the family… well, 96. There were 100 Cornish Cross to start of course, but some little guys have succumbed to illness or were just too weak to survive ....more

homemade funfetti cake mix

This Homemade Funfetti Cake Mix is the best way to enjoy a sprinkle filled cake! You will find that this is one of the best tasting cakes you will ever have, not to mention fun to look at! This recipe is totally based on my Homemade Yellow Cake recipe except with one fun addition… SPRINKLES! ...more


Baking, Thinking, and Praying for Friday, April 17th, 2015 Big shout out to Avery and Ally. You girls are a sweet blessing! Think I can make these into a cupcake? ...more

double chocolate loaf cake

Making cake into a loaf is a form of mind trickery for me. I have always associated a ‘loaf’ as somewhat healthy, not awesomely...more

cake, home, and homestead {a giveaway}

Every now and then I read a book then realize that everyone needs to read that book right now. It is so life-changing or beautiful or helpful or awesome that I can’t recommend it high enough. Well ....more

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

Life is all about transitions, right? We grow and learn and make better choices when we know better. At least, that’s the hope ....more

crumb coats, tables, and video

there are few things in this life that give me more joy… than a decent crumb coat or a clean table. As every...more


Baking, Thinking, & Praying for Thursday April 9th, 2015 Talking about this post. Loving this beautiful recipe and thankful for the friendship sweet Alice so generously gives. Absolutely loving the newly designed website of sweety pie Aimee ....more