A baby pony at our little red house.

Early one morning while we were all sleeping in from a hard day of working like crazy remolding our little red house up north there was a knock on our back door. I am sure there were several knocks before I woke up to check and see who was there. I remember stumbling out of…

Dollar day do-over-crayon candles

  It’s been a couple of months now since I have done one of my thrift store remakes. This one goes way back to a day I bought a giant bag of crayons for $1. It was close to October so I figured they would go great tied to a piece of candy to give…

Orange marmalade

There is nothing like picking fresh fruit from a tree. I wish everyone could experience this at least once in his or her life. My family is very fortunate to have been able to pick many things from the plants themselves. We have picked wildberries up north at the little red house, which makes for…

DIY_ Valentine treats

I love Valentines Day. I blame my nana of course, she had me believing for many years she was born on the 14th but it was actually the 13th. Which might as well be Valentines Day, it’s close enough. So we celebrated like crazy that month of love. I would make paper hearts to decorate…

Peanut butter brownies

We make these brownies about twice a year. Usually they are the standard square shapes but you can switch things up by cutting out different shapes using cookie cutters. Since it is the month of love I thought hearts would be perfect for a Valentine treat.   Ingredients you will need: ½ cup all-purpose flour…

DIY mini garden picks

I finally had some free time to go shopping for my Christmas gift from my kids. I always get a garden gift. We spent a couple hours at the nursery picking out flowers for my garden. It was the perfect time to shop for plants because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so there…

Diy-Heart mobile

Happy February everyone. I have been crazy busy with so many projects that I haven’t had time to post any of my DIY’s lately. I hope to change that this month with a few little easy projects to share with you all soon, starting with this little mobile. If you don’t needle felt, then you…

A day in Prescott Arizona…part two.

  Our road trip was coming to an end so before it got too late and that warm sun left (remember we are from Phoenix) we headed to our favorite place for a take out lunch…to Lynx Lake. When my husband and I first started dating, he was 19 and I had just turned 18,…

A day in Prescott Arizona

Years ago when my kids reached those preteen years we started a new tradition for birthdays. Instead of big parties we decided to use those days for family road trips. This has turned into one of our favorite traditions. My daughter’s birthday was in December but we were a little busy around that time so…

Favorite blog posts for January

  This New Year has not started out so great so far but I will try to stay positive and hope things start turning around. At least my family is happy and healthy (for the most part anyway). I did get the coolest craft closet ever, plus those chickens made it, they are now old…

Update on chicks…yep, they are still crazy as ever.

Our Christmas leftovers have caused our chicks to explode in size. They are looking like little chickens now. And I am sure this part is no big surprise to you all…they are still acting crazy. They started molting, which is not a pretty site. I asked my husband what the deal was with those chicks;…

Craft closet part 4.

Well the closet is finished. The desk is in and things are pretty much organized. It is nice to see it has all come together. I love my desk top, the wood is beautiful, can’t believe such a work of art was being tossed. My husband did a great job, I am so happy with…