»Courage, Dear Heart« is now »Homestead, Herbs & Healing« | my blog has a new shiny coat!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my – new but still same – blog! Over the past two weeks my boyfriend and I have been tweaking the website look (and will continue to do so since it's not quite "perfect" yet – not that it will ever be, haha) and I am so happy to finally, after almost 10 years of blogging, have my own domain with a brand new name!

From Becoming Alice (2013-2020) to Courage, Dear Heart (2020-2022) to, finally ...

Why the name?

Well ... Homestead, Herbs & Healing is a name that has lived in the back of my mind over the past year or so, and has finally come to life now. It is what I envision for my life, my "affirmation" one could say: Homesteading, in the sense of buying a detached house or a farmhouse with a big garden, keeping chickens, growing (more) vegetables and herbs, preserving, fermenting, creating recipes etc. Herbs, in the sense of foraging (more) wild herbs and healing herbs, and using them in various recipes and DIYs, similar to what I've been doing over the past two years here and there on my blog. And finally, Healing, in the sense of self healing, self care, personal growth, again working with herbs, Ayurveda, crystals, etc.

It's an exciting chapter of my life that has already started and now officially gets a name and a place to be shared with the rest of the world – you!

As you can see, I had a lot of fun creating some homestead-y, herb-y, healing-y drawings for the new blog layout, and also playing around with a bunch of new features, such as the hovering effect and the three pretty main category images at the top ☺️

Oh, and you may also have noticed that there are a few "subscription buttons" such as for Instagram, and Pinterest, so feel free to follow me if you like as I am going to post more on there soon!

I hope you'll stick around and join me on this adventure!