Vacuum Sealing Flour

I’ve used the mason jar sealer attachment for our Food Saver a few times, but only recently started using it to vacuum seal dried food goods. In the past I had placed dried food items in the Food Saver bags and preserved them in that fashion with few complaints. After …

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Sewing Curtain Valances

I recently posted my crib skirt project. Of course we need matching valances! I’ve used the same 3 fabrics for the curtains as I did for the crib skirt: a grey and white pin stripe, a teal solid, and Celebrate Seuss.

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Homemade Fermented Sauerkraut

I recently attended a fermentation workshop after husband started eating raw sauerkraut for it’s numerous health benefits. Raw, unpasteurized sauerkraut has been difficult for us to find locally so we’ve resorted to ordering and having it delivered. We both would much prefer to have control over the ingredients in our …

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Sewing a Crib Bed Skirt

My latest project, which has taken me far too long to actually pick up, was sewing up a crib bed skirt. After spending some time looking for ready made options online I decided home made was the way to go even though I’m a novice. I couldn’t find anything in …

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Trust me, they’re delicious. So, husband’s been on a pretty strict diet as of late which left us with cravings for those delectable baked goods. Then, we were introduced to these marvelous little creations found in Eat Well Feel Well by Kendall Conrad.

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We’re saving money with COUPONS!

I’ve shared with you my new project/hobby of couponing yesterday but I also want to give you some examples of what we’ve been able to save. I don’t plan to share these deals often unless you lovely readers enjoy them (so, speak up if you do). On Sunday I was …

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Coupons, coupons, coupons.

With the launch of TLC’s Extreme Couponing I’m sure posts like this one are commonplace. I do however feel I need to share my experience for whatever its worth. As I mentioned before, I’ve been struggling for some time with a shoulder injury that has had an enormous impact on …

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We’re back…

I’ve been absent for quite some time and have missed logging our progress and obstacles we’ve encountered along the way. Lots has been happening, though not much in the way of actual progress on the house and property.  Life carries on whether we’re checking things off the to-do list or not. Our …

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Apple Moth Pest Control…The Organic Way

They’re codling moths and they can ravage your apples. Momma codling moth sprinkles her eggs on the leaves and flowers of the apple trees and once hatched, the larvae burrow into those juicy apples and feed for weeks. We have not yet had any issues with this kind of pest …

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Spring is in the air…

We have finally seen the sun! According to the weather forecast, we’ve finished up with the gloom for at least a week (fingers crossed). I snapped some pictures of the blooming flowers we have around the house today. It’s so nice to finally see color…blue skies and bright flowers. This …

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Quilted Table Topper

I recently undertook my first real quilting project. I had in mind a table topper with bright colors that would suffice for Easter and all of spring. I went to the fabric store with the intent to keep the visit short, in and out was the plan. However, once I …

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Introducing….BEE!

We’ve been tied up with many chores lately, hence the lack of recent posts. One of said chores is training and entertaining the newest member of our family, 4 month old standard poodle, Bee. She’s been with us for a week and adjusting well. Our other standard poodle, Moose, has …

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Storing Vegetable Seeds

Every spring we invest in a variety of garden seeds, plant as much as we can fit into our garden, and stash the remaining seeds. When the seeds are pulled out the following spring I always question how viable they are after being stored in a ziplock bag in the …

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Starting Vegetable Seeds

While it’s snowy and frigid outside, the calendar says we’re about 8 weeks away from our last frost day. That means one very exciting thing: it’s time to start seeds! Previously, I posted some information on the rockwool substrate we’re using this year for the majority of our seed starting. …

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