Gardening from Scratch

garlic and onions

Its that time of the year again. Planting my garden veggies. I took last year off do to the wedding, honeymoon and trip to China with my mom, so this year I was super excited to get back into the garden. I started a whole new bed this year so I thought I’d share the […]

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5 Ways to Refresh Your House for Spring


Spring is here! Even if it doesn’t really show it here in Humboldt quite yet. I like to keep my christmas stuff up way too long… like I practically just took them down… so I am not always on top of spring decor. However, I am ready to refresh my house and I want to […]

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My New Bathroom

first bath

One of the best parts of owning my own place is the freedom I get to let my artist juices flow however they choose. I recently finished my bathroom project that has been evolving since I first saw the terrible shape it was in.   When I first walked into what would be the first […]

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Mrs Kirkendall (Part Two) Best Christmas Ever

Christmas wreath

Well we’ve done it! Made it through our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year but for some reason Christmas Day has been a struggle for me over the last few years. Same with my Birthday.  I think there was a sense of loneliness. However, I […]

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Renewed Joy

My husband’s uncle just celebrated a milestone, his 60th birthday. He is a poet and asked everyone to share their favorite poem. At first I thought, no problem, I can do this… but then I remembered, I don’t read poetry. I don’t have any favorite poems. The closest I come is quotes from Pinterest or poems […]

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My First Holiday Season as Mrs Kirkendall (Part One)

first Christmas

If you read my recent DIY Heart post, you’ll know the holiday season is my favorite time of year. I am, in fact, known by some as Mrs. Christmas, and my love for this time of year became amplified when I started dating my husband four years ago, in December!  That year I found myself […]

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Twice Baked Potato

Twice baked potato recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love a good twice baked potato. I’ve been vegan for a little over a year and a half, so I’m still finding fun and delicious plant-based recipes to replace the animal-based recipes from my past. Early in my journey I stumbled across a YouTube channel called High Carb Hannah.  I […]

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DIY Heart

I LOVE this time of year. I love the crisp air letting me know winter is coming. I love the nonstop rain Humboldt gets. I love the time change. I love that it gets darker earlier. I’m a homebody at heart, so I love knowing it’s the time for hunkering down and spending more time […]

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Reusable Grocery Bags

I have been using reusable grocery bags of some sort for quite a long time; I’m going to say going on 10 + years. I could never stand the idea of contributing to all the plastic polluting our environment for no good reason. Over the years, I’ve collected multiple bags from Whole Foods or Trader […]

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Grateful For The Journey Even When I Can’t See The Path

foggy river

God brought me to the ground in the summer of 2013 and it changed my life. In February of that year, I injured my back while improperly lifting weights. For months I bounced around to different healers looking for relief. After six months, my back had become so tight that one night coming back from […]

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