Tag: DIY

Patio Makeover

When so many people think of homesteading, they think of gardens and land space – and when we moved into our suburban homestead, we didn’t have acres of open land. We have space to work with, but what we saw most prominently before us… Continue Reading “Patio Makeover”

Natural Bug Repellants

This week was my spring break, and we managed to find a day off together where we spent all day outside. We grilled pizza for lunch and cooked a beef stew all afternoon – and when we pulled it off the fire, it was the most… Continue Reading “Natural Bug Repellants”

New Sewing Projects

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as making something by hand. I’m no master sewer by any means – I’d barely qualify myself as a crafter. I value the ability to craft my own items rather than purchase them and to conceptualize how projects can… Continue Reading “New Sewing Projects”

Three DIY, Natural Products that Save Money

This post contains affiliate links.  When we first switched to shopping at our co-op, certain products suddenly became incredibly expensive. Household products, cleaning materials, detergent – buying natural suddenly doubled or tripled the prices we’d paid at the grocery store up the street. We… Continue Reading “Three DIY, Natural Products that Save Money”

Why Homestead?

This post contains affiliate links.  Tonight, we’re visiting the third house on our house hunt. No, not our house hunt – our homestead hunt. We’re finally getting close to being able to declare our hunt as officially in season, but with that comes the question… Continue Reading “Why Homestead?”

New TPT store developments

Teacher friends, there are a few hours left in the February Teachers Pay Teachers sale, and it’s inspired me to jump into creating more resources and really trying to expand my store. The hardest thing about starting a store in the last year is… Continue Reading “New TPT store developments”

DIY T-Shirt Quilt

It’s here! I’ve finished my first-ever quilt, and I am so proud of this project! It is by no means perfect, but it worked for me and my amateur sewing skills and I think it looks wonderful in its imperfections. (My cats love it,… Continue Reading “DIY T-Shirt Quilt”

Juice Blend

My students are thoughtful, sweet, and love to share everything with me… including their germs. I’m home sick today with a killer sinus bug. I’ve had a terrible sinus headache for two days, ran a low fever two nights ago, and I’ve been so congested… Continue Reading “Juice Blend”

T-Shirt Quilt Preview

My husband and I met in marching band – our first few months as friends were spent on the KU football field and in the stands, entertaining ourselves with jokes and trying to stay cool in the late Kansas heat at the games. By… Continue Reading “T-Shirt Quilt Preview”

Strumming Along

I’ve long been a musician and a crafter, but I haven’t been able to combine these skills for quite some time! This lovely Cordoba ukulele was my Christmas gift from my husband – I’ve played guitar for years and I’ve recently discovered the wonderful ways… Continue Reading “Strumming Along”