December Urban Farm Handbook Challenge – Crochet a Gift for Christmas!

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Many of you know how much I love me some Annette from Sustainable Eats.  Earlier this year I wrote about her book, The Urban Farm Handbook that she co-authored with Joshua McNichols.  It’s a sensational book that has received great reviews. To coincide with the release of their book, Annette and Joshua launched a twelve month […]


Naturally Sweetened, Whole Wheat, Buttered Sugar Cookies

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This month at Spain in Iowa, we are celebrating intentionally by slowing down and savoring every bit of Christmas that we can. Some of us are observing advent, making handmade gifts, and, of course, baking sweets and treats made with love. I can’t imagine a Christmas without polvorones, mantecados, buñuelos de viento, turron, and alfajores. My […]

Simple Lives Thursday, #124

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It’s Simple Lives Thursday! My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts […]