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About a week ago, I was scrolling back through my history on Facebook.  I saw that many of my posts are pictures of my garden, canned foods or hand-made projects such as composting trash cans or worm bins.  I have recently received two requests from friends asking me to send them pictures of my composters so they could re-create them. Of course, I happily obliged–it’s so exciting to me when people want to try something new!



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While reviewing my wall, I also noticed a significant number of my Facebook posts within the last year relate to travel–including outdoor quotes, pictures of my hikes in Colorado, or shared articles about backpacking.

Ultimately, I realized I’m always busying myself with a random project, trying a new recipe, going on an outdoor adventure, etc. I am a firm believer that as a society we are rapidly losing grasp of the skills that were once so prevalent among our ancestors. Technology has enabled this loss. I feel that learning new skills and becoming more self-sufficient is the way to go, especially in these times. While pondering all of this, I thought–maybe people want to do more than go to work, come home, eat a frozen dinner and watch TV..they just don’t know where to start. I decided I wanted to create a blog in hopes that it would encourage others to get off the couch, turn off the TV and try to learn something new, start making something with their hands or visit a place they have never been.

Then the question follows: What will I name this blog? Something that reflects my love for digging in the dirt (gardening), cooking, and canning when I’m not running away to hike a new trail.  You know, the “I knit sweaters but climb mountains” feel.  It was then that I chose two words: Homemade Wanderlust.

So, welcome! I hope you enjoy following along with my learning and traveling adventures to come..


Happy Trails 🙂

I would like to say a special THANK YOU to Ashley Jankowski for her time in helping me create this blog and the nifty logo.  Check her out at: www.getbraizen.com