Sugar cookie cutouts

We are not finished with our Christmas just yet and a Christmas without cookies just isn’t right. So I got out all my cookie supplies to make the family some of their favorites, with sugar cookies being at the top of that list. To get started you will need: 1/3 cup of shortening ½ cup…

A week of photos

A few months back I used to follow a blogger on wordpress that would do a weekly photo post of her family and I really miss that. One day she was just gone, no longer blogging, which I have heard sometimes happens. Anyway it was fun seeing her weekly black and white photos of her…

Repost-Road trip time

Had to check up on the little red house for the day and as always it was a beautiful drive. How blessed the people are that get to live here. It is what I imagine living in a postcard would feel like. Went to visit the town pond, at least that is what I call…

Chicken update…we got names.

Guess our chickens are French. My daughter decided to give them all French names but what she didn’t realize is that her father had already named a couple of the chicks before her. So here they are along with their personalities.   Bouffi (Puffy) – Seems to be the ringleader of them all. Even when…

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…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 8

  Milk jug ornaments   Supplies needed: Clean and empty plastic milk jug Scissors Mod podge or water down Elmer’s glue Assorted accessories like buttons. Stickers, sequins Puffy paints-any color Ribbon Hole punch Permanent markers (optional) This one is another really easy craft and it is all about recycling so that’s a bonus. Just cut…

Update on the chicks

I know, I know… I told everyone not to name those chicks, so my daughter came up with a solution, she decided to give them a name as a group “ A nick name mom” she tried explaining to me, which is Chicklits, you know, like the gum. Oh, I hate this when we all…

A day with Deer from the past to present.

A few months ago my family asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I just could not think of anything. When you get to a certain age, if you want something you just get it yourself or the gifts you want are more about experiences and living things…not stuff or material items. So…

We are crawling with chicks

  The other day our local feed store was having their annual sale of buy one get one free. We decided to pick up some baby chicks for our daughter who wants to try her hand at raising laying hens. Years ago we had chickens but we ended up giving them away, along with all…

DIY_Up-cycle grandma’s old sewing table

I love these little tables, although recently I have noticed, it has been getting harder and harder to find them. If you happen to come across one, don’t get rid of it…they make the perfect little table for lamps, plants or just a place to put your drinks, plus they don’t take up a lot…