About US

This space is unique because our situation is unique. We are two sisters living in Minnesota, who have very similar interests but very different approaches.

Dee, the wise elder

On one side you have Dee: a stay-at-home mom with three kids (ages 15, 13 and 11). Denise and her clan live in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, living the traditional dream. They have a quarter acre lot near a busy lake and spend most of their time parenting their darlings. Dee and her husband have been renovating their fixer-up for the past 4 years (when they moved in) and creating a micro-orchard and garden on the property. Dee has been home since the first kid was born and enjoys gardening, baking, traveling, reading and spending money on things, to name a few.

Lin, the crazy youngin’

Lin is on the other side and works part-time on social justice issues in Northern Minnesota with her husband who is literally tending the home fires as they live off the grid in a little 400 square foot home. They have spent the last 10 years slowly building their homestead and working towards self-reliance on their zone 2, 7 acre property. Lin is also a gardening enthusiast, reader, loves to draw floor plans and detests shopping of most kinds, save thrift stores and garage sales.

iven their house is 250 square feet! She does however love to design little houses, so look forward to seeing some of her designs from time to time.

We hope you enjoy reading about the things we love and love to do and our differing takes on those those things. We want this space to be a place that encourages collaboration and community, so please comment and share, and thanks for stopping by!