Over the last couple of years, my extended family has exploded: in a good way! Many of my cousins are now starting their families. It’s been my goal to gift to them a knitted sweater and small quilt with each new arrival. So far, I’ve been pretty good about getting it done! My current work in … More For the Wee Ones!
When we got the kids their rabbits back in June, my sister-in-law and I built their hutch/house inside the chicken house. I thought it would be better protected for them against predators and the weather. However, I’ve felt sorry for them that they could not enjoy the outdoors unless my children brought them out. We … More Rabbits Love Additions too!
One of my creative outlets is designing book covers for eBook and print books. It also helps to bring in a little spending money. Several years ago, I took a photography course by Amy Earle. In the class, she also gave us an intro to Photoshop Elements. Thus, began my playing with family pictures. A … More Wheelbarrow to Sleigh
First, make sure you fill all those little waffle squares with mortar. Then, add another layer on top with your trowel grooves. Set your tile. It’s recommended when you lay your tile out you start from the center of the room, so it appears that the tiles run under the walls. Mr. Roots and I … More Full Bath: Part II
Happiness and life arrived at our house this morning with a phone call at 6:55 am! Cute little fuzzy chicks from McMurray Hatchery. These little gals and a couple guys will start our laying flock next spring. Unfortunately, we had several pass away due to cold weather arriving a little earlier than anticipated. But those … More Happiness and Life in a Box
Our full bath needed a little updating. It’s been a slow but steady process. First, I painted the walls. What do you think of my Mossy Gold (the green accent wall)? To 60’s/70’s? I know, odd, but I like it! The main color we use throughout our house is called Dessert Floor. They’ve got some … More Full Bath: It’s not perfect, but it’ll do!
We spent the first two weeks of August off the Elliot Highway near Fairbanks, Alaska trying to hunt down a moose. Both boys were fortunate enough to draw tags for a Youth Hunt. But due to usually wet weather, the moose were not down low in the valleys. The extra rain made it impossible to … More Bringing Home Blueberries Instead of a Moose
As you’ve probably guessed from the title of my blog today, I’m a little excited the moose are back! Last summer, we had the pleasure of watching them up until October and then hadn’t seen any on our place since. Well, last week they started moseying through our place again! They are some of the … More The Moose are BACK!!
These are the best EVER chocolate chip cookies! At least in my opinion. I have yet to find a cookie recipe to rival it! Whenever I go visit family this is one of the items they insist I bake up while I am there. Today, I am sharing it with you. 🙂 Chocolate Chip Cookies … More Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ve been neglectful of my blog! But who wants to be stuffed inside on a computer when there is so much to do outside? Not I! The family got together and celebrated my father-in-law’s 70th birthday. At the same time, we had a shed raising. Put some more finishing touches on the chicken coop I … More Home Again