Choose small steps of progress to find joy and gratitude in each project.
I have a confession—I wrote this post last year and intended to post it in my Simple Summer Series, but in preparing for the birth of our first child this post ended up unpublished in my drafts. With the summer on its way, I wanted to revisit this topic and add some of my thoughts [...]
We live on the prairies, and it takes a lot longer here for the seasons to turn, but spring has finally sprung! Even though it's taken a while for the weather to warm up, I'm focusing on refreshing our space. I don't usually purchase any seasonal decor for spring, but I like finding ways to [...]
I tried a technique called the No Mess Method by Dana K. White to declutter my whole house today! Full disclosure—this process actually took 2 days. But that's exactly why I was so excited to try it out—it allows you to declutter as you go, so even if you get interrupted, you don't have to [...]
I’ve taken a long break from the blog because there has been a ton happening here around the Harder Homestead! The main reason is that we're expecting our first baby this August! Getting ready for baby's arrival has been the primary focus for the past months, and also what inspired this blog post. We’ve started [...]
This summer has been a roller coaster, and a lot of our plans have changed since my last post, but I'm happy to say that they've led us to the point we've been dreaming of for the past two years—our little acreage in the country! We had originally planned to build our dream home this [...]
Home is a funny concept. I’ve been living in rentals for most of my adult life and I find it so interesting how the concept of home can shift to wherever you are and whoever you’re with. There are places I’ve lived for only a few months at a time that create such a deep [...]
Well, it’s official! We’re building a house! We’ve lovingly dubbed the project The Harder Homestead, and we hope you’ll follow along with our progress as we not only build our forever home but dive into homesteading. The land we’re building on is special to us because it’s been in my husband’s family for many years, [...]