The Sour Cream Conundrum

In case this website and my projects may have given you some crazy impression that I have it all together all the time then let me tell you a little story about my night. Actually it started about a week ago when I was getting my weekly grocery shopping coffee treat at the coffee shop … [Read more…]

Laundry Room Makeover

Parents spend a lot of time in the laundry room.  With 4 kids I spend A LOT of time in there.  I feel so lucky to actually have a dedicated space to do my laundry.  When we moved in it was pretty much blank space.  Here’s a picture. But then I started doing some work … [Read more…]

Lena’s Strawberry Pie

Strawberries are finally in season and that means it’s time to make my mother-in-law’s amazing strawberry pie. It’s so easy, super refreshing and insanely delicious! As you can see from one of my favorite pictures of my son from about 5 years ago – it’s a family favorite! Strawberry Pie Pie Crust: 1 1/3 C … [Read more…]

A Quick and Easy Chair Makeover

It’s summer!  We’ve been busy with baseball, pool time, yard work and all the fun things summer has to offer.  Since last summer was such a blur and we were working so hard on the house we made a conscious decision to really focus on the kids and their activities this year.  It’s left very … [Read more…]

A Father’s Day Story

Once upon a time there was a fifteen year old girl and as fifteen year old girls sometimes do, she was fretting about a boy.  It was a boy that she liked very much but she was scared that because he was two years older than her, he wouldn’t like her back.  So her father, … [Read more…]

Grandpa’s Chicken Adventure

My dad has been threatening to get us a chickens for a while now.  I say threatening because at this point in time I really don’t want to take on chickens. Growing up our neighbors had chickens and our families and a couple other families would go over and help them at butchering time.  It’s … [Read more…]

Rhubarb Cake

  I hate to brag but I have a little talent.  I’ve come to realize that if you give me something healthy like a fruit or vegetable I can almost always turn it into into something carb loaded, fat ladened, or just a complete sugar bomb.  Rhubarb is no exception but in my defense I … [Read more…]

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung on my front porch and the rest of the farm!  Its such a 180 from last year at this time.   Right about now we were busy ripping up old carpet and plywood so we could replace the floor on the porch and this year I’m doing fun stuff like decorating and sipping … [Read more…]