10 Things a Chick Needs to Pack for Motorcycle Rally Survival

Angel City Motorcycle Rally is less than a week away!!!!!!!!!!! So, I'm just a little excited. Okay, I'm REALLY excited!! We've had an increase in the number of friends who ride in the past few years, and last year ended up being a family reunion of sorts. 95% of our entire crew was there, even … Continue reading 10 Things a Chick Needs to Pack for Motorcycle Rally Survival

10 Ways to Stay Positive in a Negative World

I've noticed quite a few of my friends with the blues this week. A large number of my close friends struggle with depression and/or anxiety, or some other mental illness, and they are far more susceptible to the negativity in the world, be it a nasty comment made by someone towards them, a horrific news … Continue reading 10 Ways to Stay Positive in a Negative World

National Pets Day: Pets of Cozy Cottage

Today is National Pets Day! I think it's kind of neat that there are so many days dedicated to fun and wonderful things these days. Pets, siblings, pirates, doughnuts, pizza - you name it, there's a day for it. For most people, pets are more than mere companions; they're family. Ours are no different. They … Continue reading National Pets Day: Pets of Cozy Cottage

DIY Raised Garden Beds

For our first year, we decided to build raised beds for a small, varied garden. Our soil was horrid when we moved in, and most of it still is. Some of still won't even grow grass or weeds, let alone sustain vegetables. Not to mention it's hard as a rock and impossible to break up … Continue reading DIY Raised Garden Beds

Homemade Dog Food

2 years ago, I was looking for a¬†healthier alternative to the dog food we were feeding our pups. Nubi was overweight and refused to eat anything other than Purina Moist and Meaty. True to chihuahuas, he has bad teeth, so it had to be soft. Meanwhile, Scooby was on Purina Puppy Chow. He was underweight. … Continue reading Homemade Dog Food

Spring has Officially Sprung!

With it being our first year of homesteading, I knew we would be busy as spring approached. I did not, however, think that it was going to attack me all at once! In March, we started preparing for our vacation to Angel City Motorcycle Rally. It's the one thing we do every year and it … Continue reading Spring has Officially Sprung!

Easy, Gluten-Free Blackberry Cobbler

As much as my husband loves pie, I think he secretly loves my cobbler more. It started when our roommate at the time brought home a grocery bag full of peaches. Not wanting them to go to waste, I decided I would try my first cobbler. It was a hit! When our home went gluten-free, … Continue reading Easy, Gluten-Free Blackberry Cobbler

Make-Ahead Breakfast Omelet Muffins

Hi everyone!! I've got a super special treat for you: a guest contributor!! My mother, Chris, is a fellow homesteader in South Georgia. She and my father have about 8 acres they lovingly call Daisy Acres, named after their chocolate lab Daisy. They have a large garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, and now they have … Continue reading Make-Ahead Breakfast Omelet Muffins

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, & Potatoes

One of the biggest St. Patrick's Day traditions is corned beef and cabbage. Fun fact: It actually wasn't even a tradition until the first large wave of Irish immigrants settled in America. Most of them were flat broke, living hand-to-mouth. Their traditional menu consisted of bacon and cabbage, but bacon was far too expensive. So … Continue reading Slow-Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, & Potatoes

St. Patrick, Snakes, Shamrocks, and Other Irish Myths

Saint Patrick's Day is coming up!!¬†Woohoo!! This is one of our favorite holidays because it represents a significant portion of our heritage, but, honestly, we pretty much celebrate our ancestry whenever we get the opportunity. We are also history buffs and love to know the history behind every holiday. There was much debate in the … Continue reading St. Patrick, Snakes, Shamrocks, and Other Irish Myths