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Canning Season!

The harvest is in!! I’ve been canning up a storm around here…it is steamy work but so worth it to see the pantry fill. “Fresh” peach cobbler in February? Yes please!! Tomato basil soup all year round? For sure. Nothing liked canned goods to make you seem like a pro chef.  Today I’m trying a […]

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The “H” word…and favorite reads!

I cannot believe I am actually saying this, but we are going to HOMESCHOOL this fall! This is crazy. And I am terrified and over-the-moon excited at the same time!! Let me tell you, I was the mom that was saying last summer, “I can’t wait to send him [our eldest son] to school 5 […]

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Homemade Deodorant

I am soooo excited to share this project with you all! My dear friend Naomi, natural product maker extraordinaire, has a beautiful recipe for all natural deodorant. It requires 3 ingredients plus essential oils of your choice. In this video she walks you through how to make it.  Ahhh, it is such a lovely thing […]

2 Handmade Girls + a video

I love podcasts! I am a huge fan. Especially video ones. It is so cool to “meet” people from around the country who have similar interests and to catch a glimpse of the way other people live. I tend to have my favorites that I watch while I knit, while I do dishes, computer work…I […]

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DIY Dryer Balls

Do you use dryer balls? Have you heard of them? If you haven’t here’s the gist in a nutshell…dryer balls are balls that you put in your dryer with your clothes to help reduce dry time (since they increase air circulation) and reduce static electricity. They also help soften and reduce wrinkles. Bottom line–GOOD-BYE dryer […]

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The LOW sugar grape jelly! :)

It’s harvest season around here! :) Everything that can be canned, blanched, frozen or stored for the winter is in our kitchen or in a recipe that is floating around in my brain! We are in deep to our creative ideas for what we can store for the winter months! SO, on a walk a […]

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Jar Cozies::Keep it Simple and Peek-a-boo

These are the sweetest little Jar Cozies ever!! And I love that they re-purpose jelly jars. Using jelly jars as glasses is a super economical, plus I LOVE the look. Tricky to serve something hot though in just the glass…so here is your darling answer!! Now crochet is not my strength, but with a little bit […]

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Devin’s Coasters

Every time I go over to visit Emily, I see these darling coasters sitting on her coffee table. They were made by a mutual-very-talented-new-mama friend of ours, Devin. The coasters are so basic that even the most novice of sewer can make them. They are refreshingly simple.  Here is the pattern just for you! My […]

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Garden Update 3::Ingrid

INSANITY!!  Yesterday, I was out in the garden and was trying to control my anxiety as I picked TONS of produce.  The pressure is on now to either get it stored, or sell it.  Oh boy!!  I mean, I seriously have produce coming out my ears.  I have a whole new appreciation for the people […]

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Handmade+Chickens

I LOVE the handmade lifestyle!  One slice of the handmade pie for me is living as greenly, locally, environmentally aware as possible.  I think every little change I am able to make, makes a difference.  For me this means shopping at small businesses when possible…  Buying many of my groceries at the natural food store… […]

Project Life

Have you heard of Project Life??  I am so excited about this!  It’s a simplified way of scrapbooking, but still has major style and a touch of handmade.  I had heard about Project Life from other blogs, but was reminded when I saw Heather Bailey instagram a comment about the edition that she designed.  Say […]