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How to Sew a Pot Holder

Homemaking requires a lot of time in the kitchen! I find that even if I'm not cooking or baking I still spend the majority of my day in this space. I'd say it's the hub of our home. Whether its whipping together muffins or pancakes for breakfast, mixing up my homemade all purpose cleaner for... Continue Reading →

A Stroll Through the Garden

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.”Proverbs 31:16 Evening is my most favorite time to spend out in the garden. The summer heat normally subsides to a more bearable degree, soft light fills the sky, and the nighttime frog songs begin to play. It is... Continue Reading →

Homemade Sourdough Tortillas

Tortillas were one of the first food items I made from scratch when my husband and I were first married. I mixed them up in our little apartment kitchen, rolled them out into odd shapes (I could not make them into a circle to save my life!), and baked them up on the skillet. That... Continue Reading →

We Built an A Frame Chicken Tractor

We purchased our little chicks a few months ago and started Our Chicken Adventure. Since then they've been living in a homemade brooder located in the mudroom. Chicks really don't need much to thrive. The list of Everything You Need to Bring Chicks Home is quite short, but a coop quickly becomes a necessity as... Continue Reading →

Gardener of Souls

The following thoughts are inspired by the eighth chapter of "The Mission of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson. "By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches." Proverbs 24:3-4 Children are like a bare garden plot just waiting to be... Continue Reading →

How to Sew Cafe Curtains

I've wanted light and airy curtains in our kitchen window for awhile now. I am so thankful for this large window that permits so much light to enter the kitchen area. It is such a blessing! While I plan to keep the curtains open for most of the day, I like the idea of having... Continue Reading →

Stain Remover for Carpets DIY

I utilize stain removers for my carpets on a regular basis. A certain mobile baby boy tends to leave behind trails of spit up as he scampers around the house. But thats ok because I found a homemade solution for cleaning up those messes! I knew that I didn't want just any carpet cleaning product... Continue Reading →

How and Why to Prune Tomato Plants

Tomato plants are one of the most popular veggies to grow because they require very little. Plant them in the ground or even in pots on the patio! Give them some warmth, sunshine, water, something to climb, a little fertilizer, and you'll be picking tomatoes in no time. We caged our tomato plants into their... Continue Reading →

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