Make This!

Fall is the perfect time for everything pumpkin! Pumpkin bread just so happens to be one of my favorites, especially with homemade pumpkin purée! It’s such a joy to use real pumpkins instead of depending on canned pumpkin with questionable ingredients. We planted our very own sweet sugar pie pumpkin seeds this year and harvested about eight pumpkins! [...]

Balancing the checkbook, I looked ahead at the new month with great anticipation. Low and behold, I realized this month wouldn’t be much better than the last. Hope began to shrivel inside me and discouragement quickly took it’s place. I stared debt down wishing it would just disappear. We live modestly, we don’t eat out, vacations [...]

We came home from a daycation to my brother’s farm with a box full of green beans, a box of Roma tomatoes, enough corn for dinner, a few peaches, nectarines, peppers, and watermelon. The green beans in our garden are doing well and keeping us fed for the summer but we wanted to freeze green beans for [...]

We were ready for a Fresh Start with Finances and the envelope system we’ve heard so much about from Dave Ramsey, was calling our name. We needed something more than just plain envelopes though. Something colorful, exciting, new, and different! I opened the craft cupboard and there it was, Duck tape left over from creating Duck [...]

My daughter, Hazel, is growing like a weed and she’s leaving on a jet plane to a place with high humidity and temperatures much warmer than here in the Pacific Northwest. The last time Hazel wore these high water jeans I thought they were destined for the garage sale pile. Then, l had a lightbulb moment! Why [...]

Beaded socks for our little girls are so much fun! When my daughter was born, a friend made beaded socks for her. I loved them so much that I enlisted my sister-in-law (who is all things crafty) to teach me how to make beaded socks. The first pair I made took hours! My daughter was outfitted in beaded [...]