So Tacky

This is so tacky, but I just have to share it with you. Meet the newest object of my obsessive love/hate relationships. Tack cloth. Basically, a nasty-sticky cheesecloth or gauze that works miracles and costs less than $1 per cloth. {Before I go any further, I just want to say that I am not endorsing…

The Useless Pantry Cabinet

Look at this lovely reach-in pantry cabinet. Isn’t it lovely? Now look inside. {{Disclaimer: These contents belong to the previous homeowners.}} See, how incredibly useless this lovely cabinet is? I used this picture because it gives a very accurate visual of how narrow the shelves are. This lovely, custom-build cabinet was just useless and taking…

Musing and Visualizing

We have been blessed with some very warm temperatures for the past week. As we had unseasonable freezing temps early in the winter, we seem now to be experiencing unseasonably warm temps. But no complaints here! We have thoroughly enjoyed our winter days in the 50s and 60s. It is about to come to an…

Build A Better Mouse Trap

A long time ago, I had a great outdoor cat named Tickle. He was the best cat. Legendary in our household, well-known and well-loved by all. Being an outdoor cat, he was pretty low maintenance. But being the wonderful cat that he was, he would bring his treasures to me. Headless rats, birds, and rabbits,…

Hot Diggity Dog

When I last posted I said I was going to share about our landscaping project. Because, you know, that’s what you do when it’s the middle of winter and your freezing your tushy off, right?! I mean, what other winter time hobbies are there? I’ll keep this short and sweet and then move on to…

$11 Window Fix

I’ve been anxious to tell you about this window. It’s been a problem that I’ve struggled with since we bought the house. It’s odd shaped, with odd shaped dimensions, with a semi-circular top that is not a true semi-circle. That doesn’t even describe all the issues with it. The windows open from the center to…

Warm and Comforting

What says warm and comforting better than a cozy fire and a big, fat casserole? We had a couple of nights to get down into the 20s here, so in preparation for that, we had to get some firewood delivered. We have started cutting our own firewood, but it’s still too green to use for…

Not My DIY

Several months ago, my sister and I were making plans for an October get together. The plan was for my sister and her husband to come up and visit, and while here, help us disassemble the hot tub. I know what you’re thinking…why would we want to disassemble the hot tub? Oh, let me count…

Oils To Go

My family uses essential oils every day, in every aspect of our lives. I would be hard-pressed to tell you an area where we do not rely on oils to help us in one way or another. So when I have to start packing a suitcase for a week long trip where I cannot carry…

Oh, The Browns…

Brown is one of my least favorite colors. Once upon a time, I think let’s go back to the late ’90s…brown was the new black. Everything was in shades of brown. I loved my brown shoes, brown purse, and everything from beige to the deepest shades of brown. Now, I find the color brown to…

Chicken Run

We knew when we bought our house that we were going to get chickens. We didn’t really have a time frame on when we would get them, we just knew we wanted them as soon as possible. We went to the feed store to look for work boots for my oldest son and we accidentally…

Itchy Itchy Ya Ya

  Some days I feel like a CSI detective, a Sherlock Holmes and Watson…nah, more like Monk or Matlock. A few nights ago my youngest son presented a mysterious rash right before bed. Aw nuts. If you Google rashes before going to bed, you will itch all night. I’ll spare you all the details, but…