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  I am a member of the Ladies Homestead Gathering. What? You've never heard of this group? The goal of this group is to empower women through homesteading. You don't have to have a huge farm to belong, just a desire to learn. The motto of the Ladies Homestead Gathering is to: Share knowledge, Build community, and Grow Friendships. Each meeting we learn something new. I belong to the Northeast Georgia chapter and we meet every third Monday of the month. At these meetings, we learn about different topics. We meet at the county extension office and there is a...

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Have you ever done something and thought to yourself, "This seems familiar." That's exactly how I felt recently at the Helen Arts and Heritage Center's  Christmas in July event!  Last year I participated and posted a picture of a downpour that got most of the items in my tent wet. Fast forward to this year, and the same thing happened! Only this time I was a little more prepared with the sides of my tent and products did not get wet! I sure did get lots of practice putting the sides of the tent down and rolling them back up!...

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I wrote the following blog post awhile ago, and never published it. I wanted to still share this with you because it was an awesome trip and I really did enjoy my time at the Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting. But guess what... Next year there will not be a Tennessee Soap an Candle Meeting! But no need to be upset because they have rebranded and are now called the Southeastern Bath and Body Conference and will be held April 4 and 5, 2020, in Alpharetta, GA! Read on about my recent adventure!  Crescent Mountain Soap was on the road...

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Have you ever wanted to attend a folk school? I have! I love to learn new things. But I've never attended a folk school as a participant, only as an instructor. Once again Camp Mikell offered its spring Folk School and I was asked to teach soap making again.

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Sometimes, you just have to stop and do something fun. And that's exactly what I did recently with my friend Jennifer Hack of Blacksnake Ranch and Ronda Reno of Cross and Thistle Apothecary! Jennifer and I have been friends for about 10 years. I met Ronda at local craft shows and events around northeast Georgia, where we both sell soaps, lotions, and other goodness. Ronda offered an herbal class on making tinctures at Fort Yargo State Park. Our class was held in a yurt! The location was a beautiful spot along the lake. I have never been in a yurt...

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