Chaotic Serenity Homestead

Chaotic Serenity Homestead

A journey towards a more self-sufficient life
About This Blog

Homesteading is more of a mindset than actually owning 10 acres with farm animals roaming over pasture and having a pantry stocked with 100 canning jars from your garden’s abundance. Those things are great if you can accomplish them, but are not mandatory to be considered a homesteader. If you have a heart to change, even in small ways, how your family lives by simplifying and becoming more self-sufficient, then in my book that qualifies you as a homesteader. This blog details our small steps towards self-sufficiency. It isn’t about being perfect and having it all together. Mistakes are the best teachers! As I share our path towards simplifying, may you also feel empowered to make the first small step!

About Me

Hey there! My name is Lisa and I am the author of this homestead blog. My journey to this point has been long, but I am so excited to be where I am in my life. I have been married to my wonderful hubby since 2004. Every once in a while I quiz him to see if he remembers the actual date. He retrieves the correct information about 50% of the time! My birthday really throws him! After 6 years of infertility, we were blessed to be able to adopt our daughter as a newborn. Two weeks after we got home with her, we found out we were pregnant! So, our two littles, a girl and boy, are 9 months apart almost to the day. This miracle has led to incredible joy and a fair share of chaos!

When I started blogging years ago, it was actually about our journey to start a family. When I began this blog, I decided to bring those posts over. Though they don’t relate to my current topics, they still show a large piece of my life and the vulnerability shared will hopefully help someone else who stumbles upon it. It was actually during those years that we started looking into becoming more self-sufficient and being aware of what we are using and consuming. I hope you will join me for the ride as we figure out this whole homesteading thing. Even if we only are able to accomplish half of what we plan, I will be proud of our journey!

Latest Posts from the Homestead

"Small Steps Can Lead to Big Changes"
Busy, Busy!
Busy, Busy!
Wow! It has been a couple weeks since I've done a blog post. In the blog world, that is a big no-no. Well, it is...
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Baking Fever
Baking Fever
Y'all, I can't stop baking! I keep looking up recipes for holiday cookies, pies, cakes galore. I have been wanting to cut back on my...
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Let’s Get Real
Let’s Get Real
When was the last time you had a real conversation with someone? I'm talking about a conversation that had depth, that went beyond "things are...
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Today’s Ramblings
Today’s Ramblings
Do you ever feel alone, like no one understands what you are going through or experiencing? Maybe you feel like no one cares. Sometimes, I...
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Little Man
Little Man
On this day last year, my husband and I were anxiously awaiting for the ultrasound technician to tell us whether we would be having a...
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Homemade Chex Mix Recipe
Homemade Chex Mix Recipe
One of the things I associate with the cooler weather is this Chex Mix recipe from my mother-in-law. Every hunting season, for at least as...
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Today’s Ramblings
Today’s Ramblings
Some of the hardest trials in my life have, in time, brought unthinkable joy. Six years of infertility....six years of prayers and tears...six years of...
Read More
Weathering Wood
Weathering Wood
If there is one thing I regret when we built our house is that we did not include a mudroom. Granted, funds were limited, but...
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Busy, Busy!

Wow! It has been a couple weeks since I’ve done a blog post. In the blog world, that is a big no-no. Well, it is what it is and at least I’m finally typing something! I thought I would just give you an idea of some of the things taking …

Baking Fever

Y’all, I can’t stop baking! I keep looking up recipes for holiday cookies, pies, cakes galore. I have been wanting to cut back on my sugar intake since I know how bad it is, but all I want to do is bake. Maybe it is because I have always enjoyed …

Let’s Get Real

When was the last time you had a real conversation with someone? I’m talking about a conversation that had depth, that went beyond “things are good.” I think we are so accustomed to being asked how we are doing that without a thought we offer up the response of, “I’m …

Today’s Ramblings

Do you ever feel alone, like no one understands what you are going through or experiencing? Maybe you feel like no one cares. Sometimes, I believe, the Lord allows us to feel this way to guide us towards Him. No person can ever be everything you need him/her to be. …

Little Man

On this day last year, my husband and I were anxiously awaiting for the ultrasound technician to tell us whether we would be having a girl or boy. Of course, the technician saved that news till the very end of the exam, which was like an hour long. As she …

Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

One of the things I associate with the cooler weather is this Chex Mix recipe from my mother-in-law. Every hunting season, for at least as long as I have been with my husband, she has prepared this for all the hunters to take with them into the woods on opening …

Today’s Ramblings

Some of the hardest trials in my life have, in time, brought unthinkable joy. Six years of infertility….six years of prayers and tears…six years of watching others have children. There were times I thought I would never get to become a mother. I kept praying, though, and trying to believe. …

Weathering Wood

If there is one thing I regret when we built our house is that we did not include a mudroom. Granted, funds were limited, but I am now seeing how it could have been quite useful. Looking around and pondering how I could make do without one, I thought about …

10 Ways to Cut Chicken Feed Costs

Our family is looking for ways to cut costs pretty much everywhere. One place we are spending more than I anticipated is with chicken feed. I have not done everything correctly when it comes to feeding my chickens, thus costing me more money. I have allowed the chickens to constantly …