To all of the people who constantly stop and tell me how delicious our dinners must be because they see them on FB and IG...please believe me when I instantly respond with, it's not always homemade, some nights we have fish sticks. Please. Believe me!!!! Some nights, we have cereal for dinner, too 😂 When we can't see the kitchen table. When we have been working hard. Or when it's a fend for yourself night. Just keepin' it real 😂. At least it's organic? #momlife #reallife
Note to self: While tile is super pretty and exciting to put down in a kitchen, it is NOT as super exciting and pretty to take OUT of a kitchen! Never again...ever. #kitchenreno #fixerupper #whew
Well now, that just looks ominous.... 😳 #latergram #pond #creepy
In a world where we glorify glitz and glamour, fame and popularity, even homesteaders and simplistic folk can get caught up in it all. In a society where we place our worth in likes, followers, and how good we can look online, we forget what our real lives look like. We've forgotten how to experience real life. The most complicated skill in the 21st century is to be simple. Even people who claim to live a back to the land life get caught up in it. Today, I choose to be simple. Today, I choose to be unbusy. Today, I choose to find my worth in the people within the walls of my own home...in the work of my hands...in the love of my Creator, not the created. Because quite honestly, it's far more important to me than anyone else...
Don't trade your authenticity for approval. I have to remind myself of this, even as recently as today. You were created differently than the person who sits beside you—your friend, your spouse, your mom, that blogger, that girl you work with. You were created differently, we all were—different talents, callings, necessities. Yet often times we are very quick to change who we are for the approval or happiness of someone else. We begin to find our worth in what people say they want us to be, or what we think people want us to be. And when we change, we find that we ourselves become irritable or unhappy. Suddenly we're trying to figure out why we are so frustrated or overwhelmed. In the end, that person may not stick around very long anyway. Or they may have even liked you just the way you were. So then we're left cleaning up the pieces of someone, ourselves, that we never really were, that we were just pretending to be. Don't trade your authenticity for the approval of others. Self-reflection is so healthy and necessary to live a good life. But changing just because someone doesn't like the way you are, without good reason or through Holy Spirit driven correction, is never a good idea. Your worth is found in Christ, and He is the greatest example of who you SHOULD be. And trust me, Jesus never lost His authenticity on the altar of approval from others. Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. [Ephesians 5:1-2] #authenticity #jesus #worth #reallife #amyfewell
That time I almost picked up the wrong glass to drink 😳😳😜 #slowdown #gross #payattentionstupid
Bo isn't himself today. This old man has protected our flocks for years, and he's done a mighty fine job of it. He's taught me to respect a good rooster, because they are hard to come by. He has never attacked us, is sweet as a can be, yet incredibly fierce. I've seen him take on hawks twice the size of him, and he always wins. Today, he's tired. He's not himself. And that hurts my heart some kind of bad. I'm hoping he's just down because of all the rain, but I know in my heart that he's simply just getting tired 💚🐓He just doesn't have it in him anymore, and I think he's ready to just be a regular old chicken. #homesteading #bestrooever #chickens