All Posts by Holly Giles


About the Author

Holly Giles is a wife, mother, and storyteller. As an author and Florida Master Naturalist, she writes about heritage homemaking skills, motherhood, and why Florida offers the best hidden natural gems to explore as a family.

how to make smores

Backyard Smores

By Holly Giles | Great Outdoors , Recipes

Our family loves smores all year long, in small doses. There is something magical about a fire in a fireplace or in your backyard that beckons the squishy marshmallow to be plunged into it. I classify smores as a life skill for several reasons. No matter where you live, you will have the opportunity at […]

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how to make venison jerky

Venison Jerky

By Holly Giles | Recipes , Simple Living

Venison Jerky Recipe Grayson is an avid hunter. He has been since he was nine years old. It has been a process to get used to your son bringing home the meat. I grew up with a grandfather who hunted however I never experienced the harvest and processing of the meat. Now, I have turned […]

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