Author: seanealy

On Dry Rub and Dehydrated Peppers

Honestly, growing peppers might be one of my favorite things about the garden. When I sit down over the winter to flip through my seed catalogs, peppers are usually the first I go through. Searching through the all the different varieties makes me feel like I did as a little kid standing at the penny

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Awake My Soul

  We are not meant to live life in grayscale. Do you ever feel like that? Life can sometimes seem like one long exhale. Go to work, pay the bills, make sure the kids do their homework. Recycle. Repeat. Exhausting. But what if there was more available to us?   Have you ever read a

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5 Tips For Keeping Clean Spaces

  I love pictures of clean, tidy rooms with uncluttered spaces. There are no Legos hiding underneath the couch. The chairs are perfectly squared away at the table. And the table? Yup, no cut up paper, no colored pencils, no half-open scissors teetering on the edge. These are the kind of rooms you can walk

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4 Things Sons Need From Their Dad

Raising boys is one of my greatest privileges. Our boys are rambunctious, ornery, silly and often stubborn little human beings, and I am in awe of each one of them. I love their energy, their passion and how unique each personality is from the other. We have our moments of conflict (see above comment about

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Baked Chimichanga

Finding a reason to rally the family together around the dinner is a creative exercise. You know what I mean? Sure, you can frequently fall back to everybody’s favorite meals when in a pinch for time. We do this quite a bit actually. Pancakes, tacos and tater tot casserole are all staples in our house.

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Iron Skillet Nacho Pie

College football. It’s a big deal in our house. It’s the gateway to autumn. No pumpkin spiced lattes necessary. If you’re like me, when it’s game day you want something tasty but simple to make. Comfort food without too much indulgence. And if you’ve got friends over, you want something that satisfies every stomach and

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10 Things To Do On the Homestead In September

Oh Autumn…you’ve been missed. You really are my favorite time of year. Okay, I know autumn doesn’t officially start until later this month. But there is something magical about how August dissolves into September, isn’t there? It’s a feeling in the air. A slow release of a long, hot summer. A sudden chill in the

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Lessons From Homestead Living

If I’m entirely honest, I had no intention of ever becoming a homesteader. I didn’t understand homesteading. I thought it was a fad, and it wasn’t something I was going to be interested in. But little did I know that homesteading was so much more than what I thought it was. It was exactly what

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Why We Should Bring Back the Bartering System

I’ll trade you a pig for a summer’s worth of pulling weeds. Sound like a deal? And if you’ll babysit our kids once a month I’ll make sure you never run out of homemade jam. Shouldn’t life be that simple? What if we could do more of the things we want to do without always

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