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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Viva Fiesta!

Well, San Antonio's fiesta wasn't as awesome for us as I had hoped it would be.  Next year I'll know to watch the calendar and plan ahead.  (this year Evan was with his dad one weekend, and we were camping on the other weekend) But other than missing both weekends of the big event.... The decorations and mariachi station (on Pandora) were a big hit at work.      …

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The Joy of Raising Chickens

IF YOU'VE BEEN CONTEMPLATING RAISING CHICKENS OF YOUR OWN, CONSIDER THIS: -you may spend countless hours each week watching FARM TV in your backyard -you may end up being labeled a "Crazy Chicken Lady" -friends may tag you in every chicken social media post they see -once you fall in love with your hens, this may lead to needing more chicks next year -and since chickens are a gateway farm…

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