Best Buns

I recently posted on instagram a picture of my new favorite hamburger buns. Homemade. So good. For some reason I often don’t have hamburger buns laying around, but always flour, so this is my go-to. And in the world of homemade bread it is actually pretty easy. All done in the Kitchen Aid mixer. Yay!! […]

Homeschool Update…and a tour!

So after telling you all last summer that we were going to bravely jump on the homeschooling train, I thought I better fill you in on how it’s going. Are we actually doing it? Are we ready to tear our hair out? Do we have kids begging to go to real school? Well, bottom line […]

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 […]

Rhubarb Crisp–2 ways!

It is prime rhubarb season and thus it is prime Rhubarb Crisp season in my kitchen. This stuff is sooo good! I just need a pan of it on my counter all the time. Company is coming? Rhubarb Crisp. My mom is coming? Rhubarb Crisp. Need dessert tonight? Rhubarb Crisp. It’s the end of a […]

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 […]

{winter warm-up project}

It has been a frigid Midwestern winter around here! Today we started out at -17…again! I love a good winter (it makes spring all the sweeter) but this is getting to be a bit much. We have the privilege of living next door to my husband’s parents, and we often walk through the woods to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]