1905 Farmhouse

Amy

Small Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

The holiday gifting season is upon us and I am trying to be more intentional with the gifts I give this holiday season. As a small business myself I want to advocate and share for others who are in the small business space along with me. It can be hard to compete with the big […] Read more…

Thankful Thanksgiving Wreath

A Thanksgiving wreath made up of orange, yellow and brown leaf cutouts with a thankful cutout hanging from the center of the wreath

Several years ago I created a thankful family project that used an old frame and tablecloth from my Grandma. I wanted to recreate this project just with a different idea to have it become a thankful Thanksgiving wreath instead. I thought it might be fun to switch up each year whether we use the wreath […] Read more…

Deck Replacement Idea: Plane Existing Boards

A close up of a rotting deck board

The covered front porch of most homes is the first thing that welcomes guests into your home. The goal is the keep the porch as welcoming and inviting as possible. Sometimes that is difficult when the porch boards and railings have seen better days and could use a little curb appeal update. Our deck had […] Read more…

Apple Pressing Using a Vintage Apple Press

A close up of gallon clear jars with apple juice with canning rings on the top

When the Fall season comes around lots of people think about picking apples, making apple pie and that crisp taste of fresh squeezed apple juice. For the last couple of years my brother has been gathering our family to come together to make apple juice. The entire operation centers around a vintage apple press that […] Read more…

Canning for Beginners

An above view of three canning supplies, on the left is a red jar grabber, up top is a funnel and on the lower right is a lid magnet

Ever since I was a little kid I remember nights during the summer when my parents were busily picking fruits and vegetables from our garden and then preserving them by canning or freezing. As I grew up and now have a family of my own I have come to appreciate all that I learned as […] Read more…