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Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains

Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains

New adventures abound here at the Barefoot Homestead, including a 5-day trek to (and thru) Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Have you ever been? It’s gorgeous! Each year, instead of hosting parties, we each choose a special adventure for our birthday. Mine happens to fall right after a holiday, so I usually get the benefit…

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By BarefootMama, July 25, 2018
Growing Elephant Garlic

Growing Elephant Garlic

Our biggest investment of time and resources in our garden is definitely our elephant garlic. It’s a niche item that Bob learned to grow while working on a small farm as a teenager. Today, we cultivate about 1/2 an acre of it. It’s the perfect blend of simple and unique. Elephant garlic is more closely…

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By BarefootMama, June 11, 2018
Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough

We were having a bit of a hard week when someone close whispered this bit of advice: Do something special, one of those things you have always wanted to do with her but never have the chance. Enter, homemade playdough. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s fun. We had an hour before lunch and nap time,…

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By BarefootMama, May 22, 2018
German “Puffy” Pancake

German “Puffy” Pancake

Every day, she troops out to the barn to collect eggs. “Pick eggs? Pick eggs?” she pleads. She carries them back to the house so proud and, mostly, reverent in her task. Truly, she’s only broken one or two (like when she excitedly shows Daddy her find by knocking them together like rocks…). “Make eggs?…

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By BarefootMama, May 3, 2018
Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

Endings are so often also new beginnings; goodbye and hello in one fell swoop. Goodbye to college is hello to career. Goodbye to single life is hello to married life. Goodbye to freedom is hello to the joy of a wee babe. I experienced a heart-wrenching goodbye just before Christmas, when we unexpectedly and quite…

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By BarefootMama, March 6, 2018
My Cozy Spring Home

My Cozy Spring Home

I’m joining The Nester to share #mycozyspringhome with you. Follow me on Instagram to get a peak at our home this spring!

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By BarefootMama, February 28, 2018
Our Decisions are a Reflection of our Priorities

Our Decisions are a Reflection of our Priorities

I’ve read that making decisions is the hardest work our brains have to do. Choosing. Selecting. Deciding. It’s exhausting! Sometimes, though, it is in the making of decisions that our true priorities become apparent to ourselves. Is it convenience? Frugality? Relationship? Experience? What makes us make those decisions the way that we do? At what…

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By BarefootMama, February 27, 2018
Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

Have you ever had a period of internal struggle? Struggle to feel grounded. Struggle for rhythm. Struggle without slow or simple. We just came off of one rough month of changes for Fiona. When the nanny’s daughter came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, Fiona spent 2 weeks with various caregivers as we plugged…

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By BarefootMama, February 19, 2018
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Planning our Adventures

Planning our Adventures

About this time of year we start to get the itch. For the outdoors. For someplace new. For experiences. For different. We look at our calendar together and plan out the “pretty months” of April through October. Where will we go this year? What won’t break the bank? How much vacation time have we stocked…

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By BarefootMama, February 18, 2018

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By BarefootMama, February 1, 2018
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