Homemade boysenberry ice cream

I remember the first time I tasted homemade ice cream, it was plain vanilla, nothing fancy but it was oh so delicious. There is just something about homemade ice cream that screams summer to me. Maybe it’s the hot summer sun that calls to crave something ice cold. Or maybe it’s just that creamy delicous handmade flavor that imparts nostalgia for days past. Our house came with a boysenberry bush in the backyard. We moved in September so we missed… Read more »

DIY pipe shelves

I know I am not the first person to create pipe shelves. But I may be the first wife who’s husband was super excited to help out! The hubby is a plumber and when I told him I wanted to make shelves using pipes he was very eager to help. And he was more than happy to get all the supplies needed; all I had to do was make sure we had some good boards to use! I called this… Read more »

DIY tomato cages that are sturdy and hold up to tomato growth

Tomatoes. You either love them or you hate them it seems. I am on the loving end, maybe a little too much for some people. Tomato sandwiches anyone?? The hubby falls somewhere in the middle, not a huge fan of a tomato by itself but add it to a salad or make it into salsa and he sold. If you happen to compare yourself with either one of us then you know that nothing compares to a ripe tomato right… Read more »

Outdoor Living space makeover reveal

Today is the day! I am so excited to share our made over outdoor space with you all. I have been teasing about it for some time now with the painted rug and the outdoor table and now it is all complete! Let me show you what it looked like before in the pictures below. The deck and benches are cedar so they have held up well physically to the elements. It had been years since the space had been stained… Read more »

Sparkler treat perfect for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is only two days away and I wanted to come up with a fun and festive treat that everyone could enjoy! I had been thinking about sparklers after buying some for our 4th festivies. Sparklers were always my favorite as a child, I loved to write my name with them and watch the light fade rapidly. So I thought up a treat that resembles a sparkler and tastes oh so yummy! (This post contains affiliate links… Read more »