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…

End of the Summer Harvest

This was our first year of ever having a garden. I learned a lot this season about gardening successes and fails. While I was determined and hopeful that I could actually get a fall garden started, getting pregnant at the end of summer kind of changed those plans. I kept putting it off and waiting…

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…

Life. Ever Changing

Just when you think you get settled into life, something major causes a shift. That’s kinda sorta what happened here. I made an announcement on my social media this week about these changes happening around here. It’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. So, come late spring, we will have a little one…

Game Changer

    So I finally decided to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon and man what an amazing appliance! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get one. We ended up ordering the 8 quart size since my boys have some pretty serious appetites and they are only getting bigger. If you…

Cold Snap

Zoowiemomma it got cold in a hurry here. We dropped down to the low 40s last night. And we were most unprepared for the temps to drop that quickly. During the day, we were enjoying the cool, crisp autumn breeze. One of our cats managed to get out of the house. He was having so…