Who is the Modern Homesteader?

Hello!  I’m Kelly!  Welcome to my blog!

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Here I share all about my life as a homesteader in the making, along with how I realize my vision of health and happiness for myself and my family….and a little bit of style because I just can’t help myself.  I want to inspire and show the modern generation that you don’t need much to be part of the homesteading movement. You can have the pleasure and freedom that come with some aspects of homesteading without having a ton of land, animals or money!


We are learning how to homestead our aprox. 1.5 acres of land in a suburban setting.  My husband is active-duty military and works full time so a lot of our homesteading projects are done in the evenings/weekends when he is home from work or I just do them myself.  For years we have dreamed about the day when we are able to settle somewhere, have a ton of land/animals and have our own homestead.  When we moved into our new house at the end of 2017, we thought “Why wait?!”, realizing we can have our own version of homesteading with what we have right here, right now!


My husband, Mike, is the brawn behind all of my projects.  Together we have 3 wonderful and wild little blonde boys (Tripp+Titus+Jett) and 2 dogs (Coco+Meatball).  We also recently welcomed home 5 Runner ducklings and 24 chicks! wehavebirds4 (1 of 1)

We are located along the coast of North Carolina, where we love to fish+play at the beach.  I love cooking with whole foods, moving my body, and making our house a home.  I’m a serial project-starter, much to my husband’s dismay.  I love to sew but am actually quite the terrible seamstress!

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