Digging up the Roots

Tips for Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Tips for Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Ok, I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Plastic takes 1,000 to turn into dirt, folks. It is filling our landfills and polluting our oceans. It needs to be used moderately. Single-use plastic is so sad to me because it never has a chance to have...

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How to Make Bone Broth

How to Make Bone Broth

Ready for soup season? The beginning to any good soup is, of course, broth! Bone broth is a wonderful way of getting minerals and nutrients to your body. Bone broth has minerals, amino acids, and gelatin. These all promote healthy connective tissue and strong bones...

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

If you are looking to make better use of your money, your grocery budget is a good place to start trimming. If you approach it with the right attitude, it can even feel like a game or a wonderful challenge to see how you can spend less.  But I want to balance my...

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Elderberries and Wood Floors

Elderberries and Wood Floors

I have a habit of gawking at plants as I drive. It's probably not super safe, but this time it was beneficial. I was driving along a major road when all of a sudden I saw an elderberry bush just dripping with berries in someone's front yard. I had a quick debate with...

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Why I Ditched Costco

Why I Ditched Costco

I remember when I got my Costco membership. It was a cold and rainy winter day when they snapped that notoriously grainy picture and printed it on a card for me. The kids and I needed something to do that day and I couldn’t wait to walk all over their wonderland and...

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What is the GAPS Diet?

What is the GAPS Diet?

This is an overview of the GAPS diet. I am not an authority on this subject and I don’t know every single detail of the diet. However, I have spent a lot of time reading about this diet and implementing it for my family. If you want to know more, visit the GAPS...

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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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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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