{Summer} Boredom Busters!

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We have zoomed through the first month of summer break. It has gone by so fast! But past experience tells me that the lack of a defined schedule starts to wear on everyone. Kids are used to being stimulated all day at school and can get…..BORED. Gasp! I know. It is a bad word at […]

Raising Backyard Chickens

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I have been working outside in the yard the last few weeks doing (not so) glamorous things like weeding and maintenance. One of the things that I put off last year was fixing up the chicken coop area. After 7 years, the chicken coop could use a fresh layer of paint and new shingles. And […]

Fall projects For Kids

FALL!!! I love the cooler temperatures, the harvesting from my garden, sweaters, boots, and comfort food. I have a few fall home decor projects in mind but my bathroom (sheet rocking, painting, tiling, etc.) is taking most of my time lately. So in case I am late getting to those fall projects, here are some […]

Fourth Of July Ideas


It is getting close to the Fourth of July so I decided to do a little FLASH BACK FRIDAY and share my  fourth of July posts from the past.

I don’t have a new one this year. I have been busting my (not so little) rear end to get 4 projects done. I am exhausted. I will be lucky to have enough energy to sit on the porch and hold a sparkler when the 4th comes. So maybe I will show my kids these pictures too and be like “See. Remember mom use to do fun things on the holiday.” :)

Click the link to see the full post of each one. Enjoy!


Kitchen Command Center


I have always struggled with homework and school papers cluttering up my kitchen. The kids come home from school and unload their backpacks on the counter (sometimes in the office). Important papers and assignments were getting lost. The problem was, there really wasn’t a good place to put it. I tried a basket once. I […]

How to make a play tent


I was contacted by 3M awhile back about the possibility of trying Scotch’s new patterned duct tape. I was trying to think of ideas of how to use it when I got the list of all their new patterns. Once I saw the army/camo pattern I knew what I wanted to make. A play tent! […]