1. I really want goats. And chickens. And bees. I want a whole damn farm.

2. I was doing really well with my All About the Numbers challenge. And then I reviewed our budget and decided I couldn’t justify spending $200 on a reward. And then…motivation gone. Ugh. I haven’t totally imploded with the actual challenge tasks, I’ve just stopped being really vigilant with keeping track of it. I’m disappointed in myself, but I’m trying not to feel guilty about it. After all, the point was to keep healthy (which I am!) not ticking boxes off a chart.

3. I wear makeup so rarely that it actually all lives in a box in the closet. It’s not because I don’t like it (I do!) but because I am (a) painfully lazy and (b) my eyes are allergic to pretty much all makeup ever. The not-seen-in-public-without-40-pounds-of-eyeliner 16-year-old me would be totally horrified. I did put makeup on this weekend for our Christmas card photo and it felt so, so strange.

4. I think I’m turning way crunchy granola. Or at least, way crazy country. And I think I’m okay with it. Books in my library queue supporting this observation: Backyard Sugarin’, Back to basics : how to learn and enjoy traditional American skills, The encyclopedia of country living : an old fashioned recipe book, The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home, The Solar Food Dryer: How to Make and Use Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator.

5. I procrastinate every, single weekend. On Thursday nights, I make to do lists for Friday, Saturday and Sunday thinking how this weekend is going to be different and I’m going to do a little bit on each day. Then, every weekend, by the time Sunday comes around, I’ve barely even touched my lists from Friday and Saturday. Which makes Sunday super crazy. It’s not very efficient. I call dibs on the first human trial for a drug that eliminates procrastination, k?

Do you have any confessions to share?


  1. Bobbi says

    Ok so first, I know I’m a newbie to your blog and I “like” and reply a lot-don’t think I’m creepy! I just relate to your posts on 1,345 levels.


    1. Last night I had a dream I was pregnant and now I’m awake with serious baby fever. Eehh.

    2. I don’t wear make-up either! Sometimes I think I don’t act adult enough and one reason is because I roll natural all the time. Make-up is just expensive and time consuming and I don’t enjoy it!

    3. I’m afraid of the world ending. It’s irrational and crazy and bless my therapist. Go ahead, predict a date like plenty of other people, I’ll believe you. Even if you said the world would implode with cotton candy and unicorns. My brain, man.

    4. I’m super excited for Breaking Dawn part 2 this weekend. Don’t judge me :)

    • Cassie says

      Hahaha! We are like twins. Although, admittedly, my Twilight fangirling died soon after the second movie. About the time I read the Hunger Games and move onto a new fandom. 😛

  2. says

    Oh how I can relate, I make lists of my lists 😛
    We got chickens this year, and goats are the plan for spring, is amazing how that livestock bug will bite you 😛
    makeup? what’s that lol

    • Cassie says

      We have a rough plan to do bee this year. Then chickens the next. And then goats the next year. We want to slowly step into it, but man, I would love to just snap my fingers and have ’em all here! I can’t wait to make my own Goat’s milk yogurt and cheese!

      • says

        I would love to do bees!! Sadly when hubz grampa died a couple of years ago his gramma got rid of all of his gramp’s bee stuff before we moved back home :(
        We are trying to take it step by step but is sure is hard!

  3. says

    I have the encyclopedia of country living. It’s pretty awesome.

    If you’re ever in the area, you should come visit me. I’ll introduce you to our neighbor who is 95% self-sufficient on his farm. It’s pretty amazing (as is his maple syrup).

    • Cassie says

      That’s good to hear that someone even farther South of us is producing syrup. Although there are quite a few syrup producers in Indiana, I was worried (especially after last winter) that it doesn’t get cold enough for the sap to run very well. I guess we won’t know until we try!

  4. says

    i do the same thing each weekend. So much time spent Thursday night/Friday afternoon planning for productivity and then -BAM! The weekend becomes a procrastination vacation!

    • Cassie says

      Maybe (probably) this is me trying to justify it—but could it be that it’s healthy to do that? Like, if we actually worked that hard all weekend long, we’d be totally overwhelmed, so procrastination is our natural way of pacing ourselves?

    • says

      I love your take on it Cassie!! I get so caught up in my “To Do’s” sometimes with my perfectionist issues it is hard to just calm down and take life as it is.

  5. says

    Love Backyard Homestead! We have the same dreams :) We ADORE our chickens and having fresh amazingly orange-yolked eggs are the best. Chickens, gardening, and canning are about the only things I’ve been able to do, but it’s a start! I’m hoping to get 2 hives next spring though!

  6. says

    Have you tried organic eye make up? I bought some organic mascara (Physcians Formula) a couple months ago, and I’ve found my allergy issues (itchy and burning eyes) have been greatly reduced as a result.

  7. Jen D says

    When I was at spinning guild this weekend, one of the members brought one of their baby goats to show us… such cute and friendly little creatures! She makes goats milk fudge – delicious!

  8. says

    1–I am SUCH a procrastinator as well…every night I am at work I create these glorious lists of things I want to do on my days off and then my day off comes and all I want to do is snuggle on the couch!! Even though I don’t often accomplish everything on my lists I still love them :)
    2–I’m still plugging away at the numbers challenge…and boy is it a challenge especially since we are coming down to the wire now…that’s too bad you can’t have a true motivation…who doesn’t want to spend $200 at Target (so easy to do!) I don’t really have a concrete prize I am working towards…I guess I should work on that!
    3–I LOVE going to Barnes and Noble and looking through their books about a more natural lifestyle…bring on the animals and compost piles and gardens…sounds like you have a lot of grand plans and I can’t wait to see what you do!
    LOVE the blog…thanks for so much inspiration.

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