Homemade Vanilla is very easy and makes a great holiday gift for the baker on your list

It’s 2 weeks before Christmas (ok not really but let’s imagine) and you drew your Aunt Rhonda’s name for the gift exchange. You have no idea what to get her, and you are tired of just picking some random gifts from the store that you think she may enjoy. You realize that you are at a point in your life where you want gifts to be meaningful and not just giving the gift for the sake of giving. You then… Read more »

Outside of our Farmhouse before we moved in

Today marks exactly one year since we moved into our farmhouse. Time has flown by and honestly, it seems like it has only been a couple months. But when I look at before pictures I realize just how far we have come. First I wanted to start by going back to the beginning. And how this house almost didn’t come to be ours. When we first viewed the house and property we were both a little overwhelmed with the amount… Read more »

Fall signs made from scraps of wood with a little paint and fabric

Fall is fast approaching! Although our current weather here in NW Oregon is in the 100s so it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet. Also my son started his first day of Kindergarten today! Eeek! On one hand I will miss his snuggles in the mornings on my days off and on the other I know I will find time to enjoy some Mommy and me time with my daughter and some mommy alone time. But let’s get back to… Read more »

Incredibly easy flour sack designs using rubber stamps

I have a weak spot for flour sack towels. I don’t why. Maybe it’s all the potential of those that are white or the pure simplicity of those with ticking stripes. Or maybe it’s because one of my favorite craft stores packages them oh so cutely all tied up in a cute fabric strap bow. The store is called Craft Warehouse and we have several locations here in the Portland, OR area. There are also multiple locations in Washington and… Read more »

Faucet handles re-used as a coat hook

As most of you know the hubby is a plumber and when I showed him an idea on Pinterest that involved using old outside faucet handles as hooks he was ready to get to work. Our laundry room was in dire need for a shelf and a coat hook. There is currently a storage bench for shoes but that was turning into a catchall for all the coats and backpacks. I found two old pieces of wood in my parent’s… Read more »