No Rest for the Weary

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a while but something just had to give . . . and it ended up being my writing.

There’s been a lot going on with Emily’s Homestead though and I’m excited to tell you the news that my new website is up!  If you are an email subscriber to my blog, you got an email newsletter a couple of days ago about it.  If you hadn’t heard yet though, I’ve had Griffin Creative Studios completely redesign my website so it’s much more functional and oh, so pretty!   You can check it out at:!

Emily's Homestead New Website

Getting my store site back up and running is actually just Phase 1 of the whole plan.  I will soon be moving this blog over to my website as well so everything will be in one easy-to-find place.  I appreciate everyone’s patience with me as this work is going on.

On top of getting the website up and running the last week or so, I had some big wholesale orders to fill, a new booth up at a local store, and lots of deodorant and soap-making.  Oh yes, and then there’s teaching my kiddos at school time too!  So, there are my excuses for my absence.

And since I told you that I’d keep you updated on this, the Barkley Fall Classic race is happening this weekend!  How did that happen?  I could have sworn I had all the time in the world for training.  Although I’ve done quite a bit of running and strength training, I wouldn’t consider myself an average ultra marathoner yet so we’ll see how I do on Saturday.  I’m a bit more nervous now that I realize that the time limit isn’t just for official finishes but it’s a hard cut-off that means you get pulled off the trail if you’re going too slow.  And slow I’ll be.  I’ll let you know how it all turns out after Saturday . . . .


    1. Hi there!
      Building my shop has been a study in baby steps but it’s been fun. I’ve been selling online for about 2 years now between my own site and Etsy. I wholesale to a few different retailers too. I’m trying out doing a consignment booth for the first time just to see how it goes and whether it’s profitable. My goal is to open my own brick and mortar store when we move back home. We’ll see how it all plays out! Good luck with yours 🙂

    2. Good on you 🙂 I just started making soap only a couple of months ago but have become addicted and have always made my own skincare, deodorants etc. I figure if I am going to keep making soap at a ridiculous level I had better find an outlet for it and natural skincare is a passion. My niece suggested an online shop and we have a market here. But I lack the know how and courage so will follow you and see if I can pick up some of both 🙂 I am in NZ so not competition 🙂

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