The Kendall County Fair

Another fair in the books!  More fun had, more memories made, more accomplishments, more prize ribbons! The weekend started with me sneaking over to the fairgrounds to check the big chunk of our entries.  It was a great kickstart to the fun! I did well.  My chocolate muffins won third place.  My pineapple cake won second (I still have yet to beat the Italian cream cake that always wins first!).…

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TRAVEL TEXAS (South Padre Island)

We did it again!  Our annual beach trip to South Padre! Lots of sand, sun, and sea.  Froyo every day.  A fun outing.  Lots of great food.  And not a single lick of sunburn. How do I do it?  Careful planning, budgeting, packing, routine, and sunscreen!     Where do we stay? Every year, it's Seabreeze Beach Resort.  Love going back!  It's an older complex, but.... It's right on the beach!…

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TRAVEL TEXAS (Hamilton Pool)

It has been over two years since I heard about (and have started dreaming about) Hamilton Pool.  Nestled into our beautiful Texas hill country, it seemed like such an incredible little oasis.  But I let that first summer slip by.  Disappointed but curious, I went ahead and just planned on a day of hiking and exploring around the area during the winter.  It lived up to the hype... and was…

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TRAVEL TEXAS (Happy Camper)

Evan has asked me on a couple of occasions, "Mom, You like old things, don't you?"  Yep.  I love old furniture and homes.  I love adding vintage touches around our house and yard.  I kinda love old people.  I've always wanted to own a vintage Ford Mustang.  And I dream of antique campers.  When we were worrying about finding a new location for From Scratch Farm, I actually began looking for…

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It’s Our Anniversary!!! (And BIG News!)

From Scratch Farm is almost four years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And we're moving to Main Street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!       Talk about being in the right place at the right time.  After about a month of starting to look at new properties, I happened to mention our search to just the perfect person.  So we told our realtor this was a property we needed to see. We walked in.  Other than losing a…

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Our Magical History Tour!

I'll start with the fact that the trip still had me programmed to get up super early yesterday.  But I quickly went back to bed for a two-hour nap.  And today I slept until 9:00, laid in bed watching TV until 1:00.  Hoping I'm now recovered... But the story begins over a year ago, when Ben brought home information for this WorldStrides trip.  Of course, I was surprised by the…

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There’s An Oil For That!!!

Is there really, you may ask?  I think so!  At least, for our day-to-day needs!   I'll start with how I discovered essential oils.  It was during my "googling" several years ago, to learn more about raising chickens, collecting rainwater, and making homemade body products.  Along with many articles I found, I was also finding posts about the benefits of essential oils.  After lots of research, I quickly made the…

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Our Products Went to Camp! (Camp Well)

So, there was an inspirational and uplifting four-day camp in Fredericksburg last month.  And our body scrubs and healing salves attended!  ;)     Camp Well is described as: "Camp Well will be four days of the perfect balance of workshops, breakout sessions, one on one mentor sessions, an outdoor experiences that will be the catalyst for: Reflecting on our gifts & identity and shedding fear and distractions Refocusing our values and…

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