See something that looks familiar here? Perhaps you saw it first over at Family Home and Life, my other blog.


Welcome all of you who already know me from Family Home & Life! And of course welcome to all of you who are just getting to know me! My name is Connie and I am the grand mother to 10 little ones. I provide child care for some of them four days a week and sit a couple of kids that are not my grand kids but cousins of my grands too. Life gets interesting when they all are here! I also work part time. And while I do have Fybromyalgia, Hashimoto disease and a host of food allergies, you will probably not hear me speak of those issues very often.  

I am a Christian, I love to sew and make things to use at home. I love to make gifts for the family and grand kids instead of buying something. I love to be frugal. I look for the fun in the challenges of making do with what I have. I love my family intensely and try my best to set the example and pull us all together. Easier said than done ;)  I am called to be the peace maker. I love watching my grand children grow and love that I can be so much a part of their lives though it takes a toll on me physically and uses all my extra time. 

Here at Hill House Homestead you will find a relaxed, practical and inexpensive style of living. I started blogging at FH&L and have loved it but felt that life has settled down and I really wanted to get back on the path I had started down before many difficult life changes knocked me off course several years ago. 

If life were what I imagined it would be at my age, I would be living on a mini farm happily enjoying my grand kids, sending them to gather eggs and helping me in the garden. But that didn't happen. I've learned to make do and use what I already have and I actually enjoy that.  So, I am going to make do with my life as it is right now, in the big city of Phoenix.


a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home 
any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home.


an act or instance of establishing a homestead.

That's what I am doing, establishing my home as I want to live right where I am right now. You see, I believe that Homesteading can be a state of mind not a place. You can homestead anywhere you live; even in a big city apartment in NY City if you have that homesteading mentality. I am getting back to my roots.....sort of..... and learning new ways to do and make things, some I have been practicing a while and others things are brand new. Homesteading is a way of thinking that has always been with me, I just have not embraced it fully until now. I am tired of waiting for someday....I am doing it now and using what I have! 

You will find lots of post here previously posted at Family Home and Life, and I will bring more over as time allows. Of course I will be post new ones as I go along.

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