and from scratch
living for the
modern homemaker.

Sometimes it's not about finding the quickest way to do something, but rather the most meaningful. 

Hi! I’m Katie.

I’m a wife, mother, and maker, who created this space to share my journey towards a more self-sufficient lifestyle. I love to make things with my hands, grow things from the ground, and find honor and nobility in doing things the old fashioned way. I’d love you to join me on this journey, as we preserve traditions and connect with our roots.

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