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

Desserts · Recipes

The Potty Training Fiasco Has Met Its Match—The Brownie of Surrender

I have two children—two completely different children raised the same way, but with absolutely 100 percent different personalities. In fact, they could not possibly be more opposite of each other. I realize girls are easier to potty train than boys, but it’s discouraging when you hear stories from your friends who knocked out the whole… Continue reading The Potty Training Fiasco Has Met Its Match—The Brownie of Surrender

Beef · Recipes · Side Dishes

Beer Pot Roast with Vinegar and Salt Roasted Potatoes

Happy Valentine’s Day! Cooking for my family is always one of the strongest ways I show my family how much I love them. Food is the soul of family tradition. That being said, I enjoy spending quality time with my family outside of the kitchen, as well. Some days I need a break from cooking… Continue reading Beer Pot Roast with Vinegar and Salt Roasted Potatoes

DIY · Free Printables · Gifts · Homemade Gifts

“Shhh! Baby Sleeping” Sign

One of my friends is expecting her first baby soon, and she isn’t going to find out the sex of the baby. I hate to buy yet another 0-3 or 3-6 month sized outfit in neutral colors. After having two kids of my own and attending/planning several baby showers, I’ve realized that the bulk of gifts… Continue reading “Shhh! Baby Sleeping” Sign