Confetti Shortbread Cookies

When was the last time you just let it all go and made a complete mess? If you are raising a child then that’s probably everyday. Right? Just the other day I made myself rummage though the entire house to put the clutter away. I couldn’t believe how many of my daughter’s darn hair bands […]

The Benefits of Buttermilk

I shared a recipe for homemade artisanal butter with you in a previous post, which got me to thinking of also sharing with you the incredibly varied ways you can use buttermilk, the by-product of butter-making, at home. As a natural probiotic, you can drink buttermilk straight-up, getting your Laura Ingalls Wilder on, but I happen […]

DIY Project: Magnetic Slime

Well, it is officially that time of year for chilling out, relaxing, and figuring out ways to keep the kids happy, busy, and occupied on those sunburned or rainy days. While it is super messy and I’ve sacrificed the soles of way too many shoes to the slime and Playdoh gods, the kiddos love the […]

Valentine’s Day Project

Arts and crafts are our thing. A day in the life of a toddler can start to get boring if you’re forced to stay in the house during bad weather. As for us parents, we are always trying to keep them busy with reading, playing, adventures, being silly, and, in our case, a chance to […]

DIY Hummingbird Food

Want to enjoy hummingbirds without the garden? It’s easier than you think! Make your own food at home and turn any outside space a haven for beautiful, fluttering hummingbirds. All you need are 2 simple ingredients and a bird feeder. This is a really fun activity to do with your kids. Younger children can help measure out […]

Homemade Brass Polish

I recently bought a vintage glass blown lamp at a local thrift store and I’ve had it basically sitting around the house for a while now. I finally had a few moments to hang it up in our bedroom, but, sadly, it was tarnished and dirty – quite the eyesore considering how beautiful this piece was! I […]

Making Your Own Insect Repellant

Camping, boating, hiking, sipping cocktails on the deck… you name an outdoor activity, and we probably like it. We are a fairly outdoorsy bunch, ESPECIALLY in the summer! The one downside of spending so much time outside is that we are constantly worrying about insects. When we were little, mosquitoes used to simply drive us […]