” HUGE progress has been accomplished in the past two weeks! Finally got all of the water lines completed, and water turned back on. Completed all of the new drain lines and reconnected to the septic tank. We had a company come out to open and inspect the septic tanks (yes, there are two), and they passed muster with flying colors! That was a big relief! I was able to finally trench and pour a new foundation footing at the back of the house, that had been compromised by the previous owners, who decided to just blow out cinder blocks for drain and plumbing work, and then just leave it a mess. I was then able to install new cinder blocks to complete the foundation repair. Not gonna lie, that project kinda sucked, but I made it through with just a pinch of cursing. Next up, we got all of the new roof gutters installed today, and they turned out great! I was also able to accomplish a plethora of other small tasks too, including, but not limited to, running the new electrical circuit for the stove. Next up, I continue to prepare for the day that I can put the subflooring back in the kitchen. Over the next week, I’ll run the new gas line for the stove, install a moisture barrier down on the ground under the kitchen, do some floor joist blocking, take one final look at everything, to make sure all is well, and get at putting the flooring back down, and hopefully, God willing, I’ll never, ever, have to deal with ANYTHING under the kitchen ever again! Shwew. Sounds easy…”
One of our missions here at Coffee Peace N Homesteadin and Peaceful Blends Skincare is to be a blessing to our community.
I am honored to be a part of the Greenville Garden Givers. We maintain community gardens that provide food and access to gardening experiences. I volunteer regularly in 2 of our 10 gardens.
We also work with a local food program. We harvest food from our gardens and take donations to purchase items for them to give grocery bags to those in need.
This is a cause very close to my heart.
I was a kid in these lines very often as a child. I do not remember having access to fresh vegetables. It is such a blessing to be able to learn to garden, to help grow food, and to provide healthy, fresh food to those in need.
We even have a florist that donates flowers. She believes every table deserves fresh flowers while enjoying a beautiful meal.
We are making a commitment that a donation from each sale of Peaceful Blends Skincare will go to benefit our community and our world at large.
Stay tuned for updates on projects we will be partnering with.
Reviews like this make me so happy. My passion is to help people with natural, plant based products. Every time I learn that one of our products helped someone heal and feel good in their skin, I feel truly blessed to be able to share my love of natural healing with others.
This little mobile home has come so far, and I am so grateful we were able to save it and to have a comfy place for us to stay in while we renovate the farmhouse and it will be a great guest house for our family and friends.
This weekend, I spent time in the Cottage Garden getting more flowers and herbs into the ground, pulled more weeds, and have a couple more beds to prep.
Tomorrow, I head down to the new vegetable garden to create beds to seed. Then I will direct sow and plant some starts.
As I spend time in the dirt, I feel a deeper connection to this little piece of land we have been blessed to cultivate. As every Gardner knows, we can make all the soil amendments, do all the research, and in the end, it is in nature and God’s plan.
So, as I water and tend to these baby plants, it is God that truly sows our heart and allows us to grow. My garden is my church.
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Great kick-off for the Slater-Marietta Farmers Market Season. We introduced our hair serum and deodorant, and Shane won a salsa competition. If you are local to Upstate SC, come see us the First Friday of each month through September.
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Oils contain antioxidants, are rich in vitamin E, and medium chain fatty acids which makes them both hydrating to skin and helps reduce lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants also calm redness and increases collagen.
They are anti-inflammatory, so they have the ability to reduce inflammation and puffiness. They provide a protective barrier that helps protect from free radicals, which causes skin to age.
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” We’re making progress! These past few months have been working on the tedious stuff. But we’re getting closer to getting out of the low speed buoyies, and in to open water, where we’ll be able to get some speed! I’ve been working on getting the plumbing installed, as well as a few other side projects along the way. I built a small “house” for the post office so we can use it for shipping out product for Michelle’s business I put it on top of a post used for a new hose bib outside of the garage, so now I can also wash the cars more conveniently. Two fold project. I’ve also been running all of the new plumbing inside the house, and managed to get the water heater plumbing and rear of the house hose bib installed, which will also supply water to the new lower garden. Along the way, I started building the new dog pen, and Michelle and I got the new lower garden fence posts in. Today, I finally got the new water main completed, so we’re super close to being finished with the plumbing! Stay tuned if you dare! BIG progress is happening!”