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Rachel Wolf
I am a homebirthing, homeschooling, work at home radical mama.
Interests: sewing, baking, crafting, being present with my kids, exploring, unschooling, connecting, sitting by the fire.
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When was the last time you didn't stop to worry about "practical", "economical", or "realistic"? When was the last time you allowed yourself to believe in a dream you have kept wrapped in your soul for so long? When was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Clean.
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Several years ago I happened upon the most captivating artwork at a show I was attending in Minneapolis. My soap booth was set up close to Lucky Nielsen's display and I kept wandering away from my own stand to get... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Clean.
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We woke on Tuesday suddenly ready to be home. No debate, no hesitation, no disappointment. Just ready. We all felt the farm calling us back. So we hastily packed our things, cleaned the cabin, and set out for home just... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clean.
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Ssssh... don't talk about autumn quite yet. Summer is still in full-swing. It's only August. There are hikes to be had and treasures to be found. Patterns to write and dolls to be create. Berries to forage and adventures to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Clean.
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I think the most enthusiastic feedback I got on my recent kitchen remodel was about my snazzy Nikki McClure switch plates. I cranked them out in an evening and they were so quick, so simple, and so darn satisfying. My... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Clean.
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Confession: I have barely canned anything yet this summer. I know. Weird. But I got really carried away with the canning last year - mostly jams and pickles of all sorts ~ to the point where we're still well stocked,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Clean.
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I believe that cultivating gratitude can transform not only how we view our (beautiful yet deeply imperfect) lives, but transforms our lives themselves. Each week I will share with you seven things that I am thankful for. I'd love to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Clean.
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Want deeper happiness? What more ease and joy in your parenting? I think we all do. This morning I jotted down ten tips that will get you there. Practicing these every day will transform you. I promise. I picked these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Clean.
Kim! I'm so excited for you. I'd love to hear more. Shoot me a note if you want to share! The kids and I are dreaming of a trip abroad as well so I'd love to pick your brain.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on What if at Clean.
What are the requirements where you live, Audrey? We're blessed to live in Wisconsin where we don't need to file credits. I wonder how you could work within the system where you live and yet reach for what your heart desires. I know there is a balance to be found - though it might take a hefty dose of creativity to make it come together.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on What if at Clean.
That's the first step. The hardest. You've got it in you.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on What if at Clean.
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If you could put aside fear, and worry, and everyone else's idea of who you should be what would you become? If you could set down "should" and "can't" and "too late" and pick up hope and dreams and possibility,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Clean.
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(Because four broody hens in one box is always better than one.) It's been ages since I've shared a "cultivating gratitude" post and I realize that I miss it - and need it - so much right now. So here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Clean.
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I am reading it now! Thanks for calling me away from my knitting and back to my book for a few days.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on I can see it at Clean.
Now I need a camel! ;-)
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on Homemade cheese and (grain-free) crackers at Clean.
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Before I begin, there is something I feel compelled to share. Not to make a big deal out of it, but just to put it out there and get on with it. We'll call it the "whine" to go with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Clean.
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This week - like so many weeks - had it's share of goodness. Sweet still-warm milk in the morning and mist on the hills. Fresh vegetables, fresh flowers, and fresh cool air drifting in through open windows. This week -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Clean.
Of course you can share. ~ "Rachel Wolf, Clean. www.lusaorganics.typepad.com" seems adequate. :-)
Lovely. Thanks!
Our honeybees are loving my weed-patch. :-)
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Can we get real for a minute? It's about my garden. And who knows. Maybe everything else that matters. You see, I went through a major deer-in-headlights phase with my vegetable garden this spring and I think I've come out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Clean.
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Hi Trina, It seems they are redesigning their store so the old link was bad. Here it is: http://0387184.netsolstores.com/search.aspx?find=cinchona
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on Homemade tonic water recipe. at Clean.
They were so simple! I dont have a tutorial but I bet with a little googling around youd find one. Basically I just used an X-acto knife to cut rectangles a bit larger than the switch plate cover (say 1 bigger on two sides). Then I centered the switch plate on the rectangle, held it down on the paper and cut an X where there were holes. For outlet holes I cut an X and then a few more slices so that there were 6 points or so for each side. Then I smeared the whole thing on the back with mod podge and attached it, tucking in the flaps through the holes and mitering the outside corners. Gosh. This could be a tutorial. Maybe I should write one!
Thanks again, Tree. I figured it out and filed a complaint. All the best, Rachel
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on DIY giant bubble wand tutorial. at Clean.
Goodness gracious. Thank you for telling me. Could you tell me please how you got in touch with them? Im not seeing how to write them. Thanks again for letting me know! Its happened before, too, with other photos (and text!). Uffda. Peace, Rachel
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on DIY giant bubble wand tutorial. at Clean.