DIY · Gardening Tips · Uncategorized

Conflicted Weather: Springtime Transitioned Back to Wintertime

It’s been an unbelievable five days of winter weather during what is supposed to be springtime. My son looked out the patio window only to see more snow coming down and coating the field near our backyard. His response to the view was, “Mom, it needs to get better outside!” He’s tired of being cooped up and so… Continue reading Conflicted Weather: Springtime Transitioned Back to Wintertime

DIY · Gardening Tips

Essential Supply List & Tips for Planting a Vegetable Garden

I’m a big believer in upfront effort to increase efficiency and ease in the future. Gardening should be rewarding and enjoyable, right? My goal in gardening is make healthy eating more affordable while also finding ways to make gardening require less tedious maintenance. Freeing up my time so that I can spend more time with my family… Continue reading Essential Supply List & Tips for Planting a Vegetable Garden

DIY · Gardening Tips

DIY Inexpensive and Sturdy Tomato Cages

When I first started my garden I was pregnant with my youngest, and I suffered the consequences of using those puny little wire round tomato cages. Tripping over toppled over tomato plants with vines spread everywhere is never enjoyable, especially when you’re pregnant and a tad unbalanced. Inexpensive tomato cages? Yes. Sturdy? No. The tomato plants… Continue reading DIY Inexpensive and Sturdy Tomato Cages

Recipes · Soups

A Rainy Day Remedy: Cheddar Corn Chowder

My favorite type of meal to have on a rainy day is soup. It’s so comforting after feeling the dampness and dreariness settling into my bones. I swear I’m going to have arthritis early like my mom. On cold days lately, I can especially feel the aches starting in my hips (either that or it’s… Continue reading A Rainy Day Remedy: Cheddar Corn Chowder

Artwork · Free Printables · Gifts

“So God Made a Farmer . . . and a Farmer’s Wife” Canvas Prints

My dad loved Paul Harvey’s radio broadcasts, and his favorite happens to be “So God Made a Farmer.” It suits him well to say the least. Farming was a substantial part of my dad’s life from the day he was born to a farmer. His dad passed away before I was born, but I can bet… Continue reading “So God Made a Farmer . . . and a Farmer’s Wife” Canvas Prints

Cakes & Frostings · Recipes

The Well-Traveled Surprise Coconut Cream Birthday Cake

It may seem that I have given up blogging for lent. I swear I’ll be better about posting more often once my three-year-old is in preschool next year. I’m not wishing him to grow up any sooner, by any means, but it has been hard juggling my full-time stay-at-home mom position while also working from… Continue reading The Well-Traveled Surprise Coconut Cream Birthday Cake