Digging up the Roots

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

Everyone knows how wonderful apple cider vinegar is, and the hype is very founded. It improves health and can have several household uses. I use it a variety of ways, from conditioner to salad dressing! Here are some benefits of apple cider vinegar: Maintains a...

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How I Lost 30 lbs on the GAPS Diet

How I Lost 30 lbs on the GAPS Diet

I'm excited to share my experience with the GAPS diet. I hope it inspires you to pursue health and healing in your own life, no matter where you are! I also discuss  learning to accept the body you have and focus on health and strength, not chasing that "perfect...

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How to Sprout Rice

How to Sprout Rice

I'm excited to share some kitchen magic with you-- sprouting rice! Before the advent of harvesting machinery, grain was scythed and tied into sheaves. Over the next few days the bundles would sit in the field and the morning dew would help the grains germinate. Now in...

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Zero Waste Bathroom

Zero Waste Bathroom

A few years ago, I started making my own body products. I wasn’t being cool and zero waste, I was being cheap. But when I started to learn about the zero waste movement, my efforts ended up melding into a general combined push to not produce as much garbage in my...

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How to Make Herbal Tea

How to Make Herbal Tea

Ah, tea. The ancient drink that causes us to slow down, calm our busy minds, and enjoy the here and now. It awakens all our senses: the rising steam mesmerizes, the heat warms, the smell calms, and as for the sound… to be honest, it’s usually the screaming of a...

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How a Family of 6 Prepares to Live in a Tiny House

How a Family of 6 Prepares to Live in a Tiny House

I wanted to share a little bit about how we are preparing to live in a tiny house. It’s pretty obvious that transitioning a family of six from a 1,000 sq. ft. house to a 300 sq. ft. will be a big change. Thankfully, our journey to living in a tiny house has moved at a...

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Why Live in a Tiny House? Part One

Why Live in a Tiny House? Part One

Why would a family of 6 choose to live in a tiny house? The short answer is this: we want a full, rich quality of life for our family. But to be honest, the tiny house is one small part in a larger mindset shift that Trent and I have experienced. To explain our story in full, I have to go back in time.

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Welcome to Digging up the Roots!

I’m Theresa. My husband Trent and I are building a tiny house for our family of six. Join us as we finish, move in, and set up a homestead!

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