One gadget to rule them all.... Well, not really. I replaced several gadgets with one Instant Pot last week. Amazon has a special day in July called "prime day" and man, the deals are great! I have been looking at this instant pot, an electric pressure cooker, for almost a year. I was scared of … Continue reading A New Kitchen Gadget
With busy schedules, often taking us in the opposite direction of home, we need quick meals. We're in a busy season of life, and I bet some of you are too. Even if you just don't love prepping meals, some of these tips will help you to prep less often! Here's what we've learned works … Continue reading Kitchen Time Saving Tips
This has been the sad state of my front door for at least three years. When we bought the house we loved the structure, the interior light (aka sunshine!), and the pretty architectural details. The colors, much like the front door, were not our style, to say the least. But the rooms are just the … Continue reading Front Door Painting
This time every summer, I get serious about planning our next year of homeschool. Since I teach two different grades, and they aren't the same ones every year, it's not an automated thing. I have to study each year to be ahead of my students, but I have the unique advantage of knowing what they … Continue reading Homeschool Planning
I recently received a commission project to make an 82nd Airborne quilt. It's going to be so lovely! The colors on this one really sing, don't you think?
Now is the time to start your homemade vanilla extract! It's mid-year. The back to school aisles are full of supplies, and the lists are posted for what's needed in a few short weeks. Once school starts, the Christmas holiday will be right around the corner! Making your own vanilla takes a while, in fact, … Continue reading Making Vanilla Extract
One of the quilts I started (and did not finish) last year was The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt! Here's one of my favorite blocks, #54 Magnolia. Most of my blocks thus far, a whopping 65, came from The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler book. However, some of them came from the other books pictured. There … Continue reading Debating the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Quilt
"Organic" seems to be a hot button word and topic lately. From baby clothing to vegetables, organic is the new "fresh" and "natural"! While I don't usually jump on bandwagons (because the driver forgets to steer), this is one trend in which I can easily participate! Several of my favorite fabrics are coordinating organic cottons. … Continue reading Organic Quilting
I'm so thankful our forefathers saw the need to be revolutionary! Sometimes, even in the best country on the planet, we need to do things a little differently. If you follow the crowd, you may not end up where you want to be! Here's to independence and freedom! Happy Independence Day to you all!
Have you been asking yourself lately why you quilt? Maybe the post a few days ago has you thinking about the reasons why you've chosen quilting or sewing as your hobby! Many times, we quilt because of the finished product. Not only is the process like a great puzzle that we get to design and … Continue reading Because Finishing Quilts is Fun