The Conversation Starter {A Penny Floor Tutorial}

The Conversation Starter {A Penny Floor Tutorial}

Your front entrance is a reflection of you.  Ours invites you to give us your thoughts…And – we might even give you a penny for them. What does yours say? The first time I told Huz I wanted a penny floor, I was totally shut down.  So we pursued other...
Apple Scones + Maple Frosting Recipe

Apple Scones + Maple Frosting Recipe

When you get rained out from Farmer’s Market I highly suggest another pot of coffee and some scones.  At this time of year I think of any reason I can to use an apple.  I usually double this batch so we have some leftovers since I have a child who refuses to eat...
Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

The peppers are getting ripe in my garden, how about yours?  Well if you’ve never had these little babies, you’ll want to try them.  These have been a favorite for us this summer. Jalapeno Poppers 10-12 jalapeno peppers Softened cream cheese Turkey Bacon...
Floppy Eared Rabbit PDF Pattern

Floppy Eared Rabbit PDF Pattern

This pattern design was born out of a desire to give my son a floppy eared rabbit per his request.  He is an animal lover and his need to try and catch, observe, trap and research animals is never ending.  He is regularly on the hunt for one moving creature or another...
Banana RagaMuffin Recipe

Banana RagaMuffin Recipe

It’s Valentine’s morning and I decided to make some banana muffins for my favorite little loves.  I mashed my bananas and started assembling ingredients only to remember that I had used up all the sugar earlier this week and hadn’t restocked yet....
Smittens: A Sweater to Mittens Tutorial

Smittens: A Sweater to Mittens Tutorial

Supplies 1-2 Sweaters 1/4 yard fleece fabric for lining Seam allowance is 1/4” Mitten Pattern 1. Cut 2 of sweater fabric for each piece and 2 of lining for each piece. Also cut cuffs off sweater allowing 1/2″ for seam allowance.   2. Pin top and bottom of...
Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Well this post has been a long time coming but I finally got the whole thing documented, found some “before” pictures and took some decent “after” pictures.  This is what our kitchen cabinets looked like when we moved in, below.  80’s...
Concentrated Laundry Soap Recipe

Concentrated Laundry Soap Recipe

I’ve been toying with the idea of making my own laundry soap for awhile now.  I had rounded up all the supplies to make a 5 gallon batch but I realized I really didn’t like the idea of needing to regularly handle that much soap and find goofy containers to...
Pie Recipe with Flair

Pie Recipe with Flair

My huz loves pie.  In fact, he frequently says, “Wife, get in the kitchen and make me some pie!”  His mom can whip up a half dozen of these without even breaking a sweat.  My grandma, Evangeline, (Vangie for short) used to do the same thing.  Bring 4-5...
Gender Neutral Nursery

Gender Neutral Nursery

Sewing for a new baby is always an exciting project! I had the honor of working with two sisters designing for this custom sewn nursery.  Gender was unknown,  which is so fun. This entire room is a handmade bundle of love.  Where should we start? The tab curtains were...
Momma’s Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Momma’s Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

My momma makes the best homemade soups.  They’re all good but this one has got to be my fav!  Creamy Tomato Basil, aka, pure-happiness-in-a-bowl. I love chunks so that’s probably part of the reason why I love this one so much. Set your eyes on this!  Are...
Modernizing a Family Heirloom

Modernizing a Family Heirloom

This dresser has been in the family for years.  When I was little, it was my brother’s dresser.  It arrived at our house several years ago and has been a nightstand for our boys in their bedroom. I distinctly remember the paper that lines the inside of these...
Freezing Corn

Freezing Corn

Corn on the cob season is in full force in Minnesota!  Do you love this season with amazing fresh produce as much as I do?  Huz will vouch that I could make a meal out of corn on the cob or a pile of cucumbers or baby tomatoes fresh out of the garden. Yum! Every year...
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