Chelle’s Home Grown Goodness

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Disgruntled Believer

I wasn't really sure what to title this, because I am not a disgruntled believer as far as my relationship with God goes. What I am disgruntled with is other believers or people who call themselves believers...it is not my place to judge. I am especially blessed to be...

Orange soap…

I have been trying to figure out ways to color my homemade soap and add scent to it. I read that if you use food coloring, that the color tends to age and not necessarily gracefully. Colors change over time and can become really ugly. I also learned that any flowers...

Spring planting…

For the past two years I have tried, somewhat unsuccessfully, to have a garden. The soil here is really good, but the rain has been overwhelming. Year before last, three hours after I finished planting, we got monsoon type rains and I watched sadly, out the window, as...

20 Years That “Were’t Supposed To Be…”

I'm going to warn you now that this is going to be long and also will contain very "private" information that might be uncomfortable for some people to read.  You are free to make your own decision about reading further, but I wanted to at least make you aware....

Graduation firsts…

We have been homeschooling for 26 years and this is the first year that we have had one of the kids go all the way through as a homeschooler. "J" is highly motivated and has always been such a "go-getter". She is graduating at the age of 17. Her life has been...

Trust never present, damaged even more…

What do you do with your heart when it has been hurt by someone, who by their very position in life, were meant to keep you safe, but you confirm that they didn't. The fact that they didn't is one thing, but the fact that they knowingly put you in harm's way is a hurt...

Soap making 101

So, we have been making our own laundry soap for at least the last 10 years. It works well and is EXTREMELY cheap. Highly recommended. If you have skin allergies, it is a pretty mild soap too. Our son's nurse uses it and has had no issues from it and she has a lot of...

Unsocialized Homeschoolers

I have to laugh. For the last 26 years that we have been homeschooling our children, people have always had opinions about it. Either they are totally for it and think that we are super-saint parents for taking on the arduous task. Or they look at us like we are...

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