Hello! I’m Sam
Welcome! Some know me as Sam, others call me the Unhurried Homemaker. I will fill this space with handmade recipes, simple living, homemade projects, and how we get the most out of our simple life.
My husband and I are slowly starting the transition to our land to start building the homestead of our dreams. (For those of you who don’t know what a homestead is, it’s ok, I didn’t either. We will be building a little home, and filling the land with chickens, goats, and a beautiful garden.) We will be sharing that adventure and our daily life over on my Instagram.
About two and a half years ago we started living a more non-toxic life and have learned so much. I am so excited to share all that we have learned – our successes, our mistakes, and the lessons that we learn along the way.
It can be so overwhelming to get started living a more natural or sustainable life. I am so passionate about teaching others how to transition into this lifestyle. Balance and baby steps are the key to successfully avoiding burning out and scrapping healthy living all together.
More About Me
I was born and raised in Illinois for the first ten years of my life. Eventually my family and I picked up and moved to the beautiful Eagle River, Alaska. I lived there for almost ten years. During that time, I attended college and graduated with a degree in culinary and pastry arts, met and married my husband, and fell in love with the vast mountain ranges. My husband and I transitioned to Tennessee right after getting married in 2020. Additionally, we welcomed our first son into the world in January 2022.
I love embracing the new ways of life and am forever striving to become like Ma Ingalls from Little House on the Parrie. I love making nourishing meals with my hands, running around barefoot, and finding natural solutions for our family. We fill our home with things free of toxic chemicals and make things with our hands to add natural beauty to our home. I am a firm believer in homeopathic remedies and natural solutions. We use elderberry syrup, detox baths, wet socks, and onions before ever reaching for antibiotics.
If I had a whole day, free from responsibilities, I would fill it with baking, crocheting, and curling up under a tree with a good book and some raw milk.
When I was a young girl, I always dreamed of being an author, but never got around to actually finishing a book. That all changed with my latest endeavor. I wrote an eBook sharing my love for baking with others and teaching the process of sourdough. It is available here.
Follow along for our adventure to our homestead, as well as our favorite recipes, DIY’s, and natural solutions.