Halloween is only a week away! My kids couldn’t be more excited about it. I don’t know if they are more excited to dress up or to get to play in their costumes. This year, against my recommendations and trying to nudge them in a different direction, my kids decided they really wanted Sharkboy and Lavagirl Halloween costumes. I had never… View Post
Guess what I have been spending all my time doing? Trying to preserve loads of apples! Still… I know! I’ve been working on these for weeks now. And I am so crazy that I asked my sister to bring me more apples. She brought me 3 more giant boxes. I spent last weekend juicing apples to can the apple juice. I… View Post
Welcome to The Wednesday Showcase! It’s the 20th week of the party, and we want to celebrate with you. Bring your posts from the past week and link them up with us.
Growing up in a small farm town, we always had a huge garden and when it was harvest time, we would spend days in the kitchen helping to preserve all the delicious produce. I don’t ever remember learning how to can foods, I just remember mom always doing it and her gaggle of girls helping (or complaining about being forced… View Post
We are still working through the bounty of apples we have been blessed with. Until winter rears it’s ugly head, the trees are keeping us fed with loads of apples. Apples for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert! One of our favorite things to eat for breakfast is waffles, so naturally, I needed to add apples to our waffles and these caramel… View Post
Are you ready for Halloween yet? I know we are getting more and more excited everyday. My kids can barely contain themselves. And when we do fun crafts like these free printable coffin treat boxes, they are even more ready for the big day!
Welcome to The Wednesday Showcase! Can you believe October is already half over? I haven’t even started on my kids Halloween costumes, I guess I need to get started. But before I am up to my elbows in cardboard, felt and hot glue (costume staples at our house), I get to take a break to see what you have been… View Post
You may remember that I have been (not so speedily) remodeling our dining room. I have done 90% of the room, but I am not so great at finishing the last 10%. My basement still has baseboards that need to be caulked and we remodeled that 10 years ago, it’s ready for a redo. But I have been slowly working… View Post
I am trying to use up apples every day so I can work through the boxes and boxes of apples I got from my sisters tree. I cannot continue to eat apple cakes and caramel apples to use up the apples if I want to be able to wear my jeans for much longer, so it was time to use… View Post