Joseph and I spent a few days with my brother's family at Sunset Beach this week. There's just something about the ocean that feeds my soul. There were lots of walks, some reading, time at the water catching up with my sister-in-law and niece, and dinner with the extended family one night. The house had a cow out front. Apparently, it has been there since the house was called Udder Rest. Though the name has changed, the cow remains. My niece celebrated her birthday while there, and the cow got decorated, which is what you see in the picture. My niece is a kindergarten teacher, and recently started a teaching blog. I loved hearing her stories of the inventive things she does to teach her kids. They're lucky kids to have her for a teacher!
I'm a soapmaker, massage therapist and gardener. Living a simple, green lifestyle is what I aspire to, and something I continue to learn about. The organic gardens here grow food, flowers & herbs. This home was built with the help of several other folks. It took many years, but is now my sanctuary, and where I'm learning to honor my creativity. Believing words are powerful, along with soapmaking, is how the blog was named, rather than there being any exceptional cleanliness here on the homestead :o). Thanks for taking this journey along with me!