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TRAVEL TEXAS (South Padre Island)

We are back from our annual South Padre trip!  (the week that I look forward to all year) I've been posting pictures for days, and I've been trying to answer lots of questions.  Here's the scoop, in case you have more...         We have found that six days is good for us. That's one day of packing up, driving the five hours, and spending an evening in…

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The Sky Isn’t Falling

I am healthy.  I rarely get sick.  I saw my ob/gyn while I was pregnant.  I made myself go for a check-up right around turning 40.  And I see the dentist fairly regularly.  But I'll admit... I don't watch my blood pressure or cholesterol, I'd never had my eyes checked as an adult, etc, etc.  I could go on.  But you moms know the drill.  Every other person comes first,…

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Models Wanted!

It's time!  Our anniversary is here... and we're out of great images from our last model search!   The details? I need to stock up on beautiful photos of our products, being modeled by and used by actual humans.  ;)  I have one full week without my kids, to dedicate to this project.  All I need is for people to volunteer and show up.   When? I have dates and…

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This is Dyslexia

I haven't hidden it.  Evan's had a rough go of it.  It's never affected his outgoing, funny, inquisitive, sweet, and kind nature... or his love of learning.  But, school has not been easy.   Nothing was every noticed in preschool or kinder.  He was just learning the numbers, the letters, routines, and rules.   But in first grade, he wasn't keeping up.  His reading was very medial and wasn't progressing. …

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My Beauty Routine

Okay, so I am always asked exactly what products I use in my daily routine.  Am I really using my own?  What other brands do I trust, along with my all-natural one?  Here's the scoop.... My typical day starts with a shower.       I first wash my face with Nature Nate's raw honey.  Yep, that's what I said.  Honey!  I'll be writing a blog on the benefits of…

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Our Business Highlighted (Texas Hill Country Culture Magazine)

It was really fun to be interviewed for the first time!  But it took me forever to see the final product!     In early March, the very sweet Nancy Foster, came out to the shop to visit for a while.  She got the quick tour of the shop.  And she snapped a pic of awkward me. Then, not only did I have to wait until the May issue was…

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Our Business Highlighted (Vendors of the World)

I loved being contacted by Vendors of the World!  I loved being asked to be featured.  I love that their mission is to share the stories of the faces behind small businesses everywhere.  Brilliant!  And so appreciated! After learning a little bit more about me, their caption with my feature read: I am Amy Bierstedt from Boerne, Texas, the founder of @thefromscratchchick and I am a #vendoroftheworld. , I am most afraid of…

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TRAVEL TEXAS (Chalk Bluff Park)

Just wrapped up our first camping trip of the year.  Of course, it was supposed to be in our new vintage camper.  Instead, I was in a tent.  But that's another story... We tried out was Chalk Bluff.  I had heard about it (and its crystal-clear waters and beautiful bluffs) for years, just had never made it out there.  The boys had a Friday off from school and my mom…

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Our Business Highlighted (Come and Texas)

So I woke up on this beautiful May 1st morning... to being tagged in a pretty awesome instagram post... that led me to an even cooler blog post! Come & Texas announced us as one of their favorite finds from April! Along with nine other Texas-owned businesses, they went on to describe each one of our passions and products. Honored and excited! The ig post- here Their blog- here  

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