via Project Make – Candles Hello there! I wanted to share this great post via My Colorful Life. As you know, I have been searching for ideas on things I can make for gifts, instead of spending a ton of money on gifts people may or may not actually like. I have been trying to get the mustard situation down, but I just cannot … Read More Project Make – Candles
This recipe! It’s been 2 weeks now that I’ve been on my extreme experiment challenge and I’ve been searching for a semi-simple recipe for baguette bread. Everything looks so…complicated! Until I came across this quite awesome recipe on www.olderfatterhappier.com I’m reflagging this because I think it’s cool, but also so I can have it on hand when I try it. 😉 I WILL try … Read More Sourdough Made Simple
We have been throwing around A LOT of ideas. And thanks to pinterest and my frenemy: google, we also have a lot of other peoples ideas to play with. We are SO excited! The problem here? Champagne taste and a beer budget. Luckily, my fiancé wants to be involved in the planning process, so I know that whatever we do, it will be a reflection … Read More Let the wedding planning commence!
I absolutely adore the outdoors…especially in the countryside! When my lovely fiancé informed me that he was planning an engagement party this summer, I got so excited! True, like most couples, we made ourselves borderline insane trying to plan the perfect party. True, we argued about furniture placement and menu ideas. True, we both have champagne taste and a zero budget. True, we love … Read More Our DIY Rural Engagement Party
Hi all and happy Sunday 🙂 As most of you know, we’ve been working, working, working…to make this place great and add some curb appeal at the new place! This composter desperately needed to be done, as we have quite a bit of yard space and nowhere to put all the cut branches, grass clippings, etc. I was so excited when my partner mustered … Read More DIY Yard Waste Composter
WWEEEEEEEE!! Spring is here, spring is HERE!! We’ve been working quite hard to get the yard area even ready to do some spiffing up. Curb appeal is the name of the game this summer. So is self-sufficiency. We are starting out with a whole bunch of berry bushes that were here when I got the place. Now we’re adding…ALOT! There are plans in the … Read More Planting time is upon us!
Prepare yourself for strings of profanity, tears, maxed out credit card and the occasional trip to the hospital. It’s time for the DIY Home repair, home reno, and crash course gardening section of our blogging experience together! As most of you well know, I purchased a small very old farmhouse last year. Well, through the past however many months its been and living through … Read More Now the major experiments are coming…
That moment when something in the house has gone terribly wrong and you realize…for certain this time, that you don’t know what the hell you’re doing. Yes. This happened. This morning actually. Woke up freezing, went to the kitchen to make the coffee and …oh, wait…oh, no…..! Turned every faucet in the place on just to hear the same ole gurgling. NOT.COOL. Fortunately, I … Read More New -old home purchase fail: -30 out and the pipes freeze…
Heeeyyyy, I actually DID it! Step one of my New Years resolution to learn how to preserve food before this summer arrives. I must confess, that this was extremely intimidating at first. I spent a lot of time doing internet searches and trying to get solid advice from people I know. I managed to get a great recipe for pickled green tomato’s (have to … Read More My first canning experience
Whoop! Whoop! HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2016!! 😀 Aaahhh, it’s that time of year again. Time to look over your past achievements and failures, time to make that somewhat reasonable wish list for your year ahead, time to contemplate (and dismiss) all your former yearly resolutions. Some actually achieved and some that lacked. For me? I’ve done the whole gung-ho ‘I’m going to diet and … Read More New Years resolution time…
This. My first attempt at DIY potpourri. I did not fail! I also did not google. Here’s how it went down: Christmastime in a village shop and all my eyes kept wandering to were Star Anise, cloves and glog spice. So I did what any reasonable woman does; I bought it all and told myself I’d figure out how to use it later. When … Read More Holiday Potpourri made easy