The Kendall County Fair

It was a wonderful year for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now, no one won a Best of Show, we didn't make it to the rodeo or a concert, and the carnival was lame.  But!  We were happy with our entry results on Friday!  I couldn't have had more fun on Saturday!  And we can't top the big news from yesterday!   Our results from Friday:   Ben received a first place and a…

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National Handmade Day!!!

Did you know I founded a national holiday?! Back at the end of 2017, I proposed my idea, made its case, paid the processing fee, and waited.  By the beginning of 2018, I had received my proclamation in the mail! From now on, the first Saturday in April will always be National Handmade Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because our time, sewing, pouring, sanding, making, our love, our talent, mixing, formulating, quilting, soldering, dreaming,…

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Our New Affiliate Program!

I want moms to pamper themselves! I want the public to get chemicals out of their homes! I want more people to care about shopping small! I want everyone to crave natural ingredients! I want women to support handmade! I want y'all to take time for self-care!   Want to help me spread the gospel?!  ;)   I'm looking for a handful of brand reps for our new affiliate program...…

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Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show

I'm sure many of you don't remember the fiasco that was last year's junior livestock show.  But if you're interested, let me refresh your memory with this tidbit... https://fromscratchfarm.com/blog/kendall-county-jr-livestock-show-3 Needless to say, we have been worried that something like that might happen again! So I read the e-mails, checked them twice, collected the information and cash that we needed, double-checked everything.  And then Ben and I were off to the big…

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Why Shop Small? Why Buy Handmade? Why Purchase From Us?

The online shopping world is saturated!  The Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are everywhere!  Why in the world should you worry about shopping small, supporting Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday?  Why should you bother buying handmade?   First, let's start with the overall umbrella of shopping with small businesses: 1. Small businesses give back (more) to your community When you support a local business, you’re also supporting your town, city, and…

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The Kendall County Fair

Worst fair (for us) ever!  But we had a blast!  ;) A few weeks before, we started gathering up the boys' best photography.  Got them ordered, framed, titled, and turned in by the early deadline. {Evan ended up with a 3rd place ribbon, two 2nd place, and two 1st place ribbons.  No Best of Show.  Ben ended up with a 3rd place ribbon and several 2nd places.  Definitely disappointed that…

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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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