Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fancy Little Ladies and Giveaway Winner!

Folks there is a revolution happening within my kitchen. I'll talk in more detail about it in the future, but for now let's just say that we are striving to only eat REAL food. IDENTIFIABLE FOOD. Food that is not in a box or bottle. That means I use what I can from my garden and other people's gardens/farms. When I shop, I focus on the borders of the grocery store (produce, dairy, and proteins).

I'm not going on a grocery-chucking rampage, but it has been so rewarding so far to focus on truly nourishing the bodies and souls of my family. I'm getting great joy from sourcing wholesome food and watching the pantry transform as I slowly replace the store-bought sauces with those that I've canned myself.
Part of this adventure is seeking out local producers and farmers, which is fun!
Kerri, from the blog, Prairie Kerri, is a friend of mine from who we source our milk and eggs. We are kindred spirits and cheese-making sisters (She's going to show us how to make mozzarella soon!).

 I feel good about feeding Selah these eggs, and I love seeing Kerri's little boy excited to get his egg-collecting allowance. It is NOURISHNG for both of our families. And, if that's not enough reason for you, just look at this fancy-pants chicken.

glamour-shot pose

That is one happy chicken. Do you know why? It lives in the Taj Mahal of all chicken coops. Check out this sweet pad! Stained glass, a smattering of antiques, and the ever-necessary flower arrangement. These chickens live the sweet life.

I wish I lived here!
Isn't it absolutely ridiculous?! I about died from cuteness overload. I wouldn't be surprised if Kerri paints their little toenails!

And now for the GIVEAWAY winner:
            *********CONGRATULATIONS TO*********

Melissa, you are our very first giveaway winner! You were comment #15.
HURRAY! You won a custom silhouette portrait from my Etsy shop. E-mail me at and we'll work out the little details.

Lots of love,


  1. Love it, love it! Way to go, girl! I CAN'T wait to start living a bit more like this! I have all sorts of domestic aspirations that I look forward to achieving once we get to Portugal. Growing a garden is one them and I am even tempted to have my own chickens but not sure about that one! Ha! I think, though, that where we will be living (fairly out in the country)there will be tons of options for purchasing farm-grown produce. :)

  2. I think I could possibly live there if it had AC:)