On the fifth day, my “starter” smelled like something had crawled inside and died. “Sniff this,” I said as I held the jar beneath unsuspecting friends’ noses. The reaction was a unanimous sad face. What was supposed to be turning into a sourdough starter was maintaining a frightening aroma until day ten – when I got the idea.
It feels like five steps backward. And no steps forward. That’s where I’ve been these past months – I’ve seemingly made so many right turns that I’ve ended up right where I began. But in these moments it’s hard to remember that there is one way we can constantly move forward, no matter what happens . . .
With the first breath of fall blowing through my garden, I know that my window for herb harvesting is closing. I had a surprisingly pleasant season with my herbs this year. My two sage plants I started from seed a year ago finally took off when I moved them to a new bed. The […]
The final recipes for your DIY, at-home facial kit and instructions on how to use it all! Disclosure: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. See more information at the bottom of this post. This post is a continuation of last week’s post: DIY Facial Kit Series – Part 1. […]
Give yourself a homemade [inexpensive, much-needed] facial! Disclosure: This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. See more information at the bottom of this post. As part of my Fall To Do List, the list of goals I have for myself to fully enjoy fall, I aim to add more self […]
Have you seen those amazing wreaths you can buy for hundreds of dollars? Why not make your own fancy pants wreath!? If you follow the Countryside Romantic Instagram account (/countryside_romantic/), you know that I’ve been obsessing over my lambs ear. I can’t stop petting it! If you’ve never heard of lambs ear, as I hadn’t […]
How we went from only being able to grow peppers to growing 8 different types of vegetables for less than $40! In fall of last year I was frustrated by my growing season. We had used small wooden wine boxes and managed to grow a crazy abundance of hot peppers. Virtually every single other […]
Use up that stray wax, and make some magical, glitter candles! What to do with all that leftover candle wax? Y’all know about the 5 R’s, right? All together: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle! This is a pretty new concept for me, honestly. As I discussed before in my Homesteading As A Renter […]