Tag: crafting

Winter arrived!?!

Here in the Appalachian mountains of Maryland, the snow arrived. Usually we will get a few dustings before a major storm, but not this year. We got over 10 inches between Thursday and Friday! And did I mention that the Mr. enjoyed using the…

No Spend Year October Update

October was another month of working on our finances and we are also focusing on paying off those solar panels! A few things that we sprung for were eating out once during a day off together. That was nice!! Turns out you really enjoy…

October Goals Update 2018

Adios October! And oh my goodness there are only 2 more months this year! However, I feel like we have made the most out of 2018! So, we are ready for November! 1. Expand the garden- ✅it happened! It has been cleaned out and…

DIY garden markers (even with bad handwriting!)

In the past, I plant my garden and think that I will definitely remember where I planted everything. And guess what? I would forget what kind of tomatoes are those? Or, are those cucumbers? Or a pumpkin? Maybe zucchini? Now, of course I figured…

Worker bee me last week!

Last week the Mr. was on late shift, so I decided to get some work accomplished around here! Everything from crafting to gardening! Monday evening: hemmed pants and sewed patches on Tuesday: finished crocheting some baby chicks for Easter! Wednesday: starting the cutting for…

Working for the weekend!

The weather was above freezing this weekend! So, that means that we were working! We went out and got a truck load full of compost to start getting the pollinator area ready! (The orange line is where the walkway will be!) We will be…

No Spend February

We made 3. major achievements this month! 1. We paid off the truck! So, we are officially vehicle payment free! Of course last month, instead of putting more money towards the house or the solar panels, I needed new tires for my car. They…

Spinning honey and melting beeswax

Last weekend we spent a lot of time harvesting the honey from the hives that didn’t make it through the winter. It’s sad, but needed done. It’s still so amazing how perfect those frames of honey are! We then use a knife to uncap…

No Spend mid-February Update

Last month we were able to put extra money into our savings and are proud of another major achievement! We are now officially car payment free!! Yay!!! I also managed to not spend money on valentines for my students! I used thread and cardstock…

Long weekend happenings!

Monday was called off due to the snow. With no school, I planned on getting to work around the house! On Saturday my momma let me know that the Mr. was on the front page of the newspaper. The roads were a mess Friday….

Weekend working!

This beautiful weather awoken our working spirits this weekend. We came out of our hibernation mode for a bit! My cousin is having a baby boy very soon and I made her a homemade gift, along with the wrapping paper that I upcycled from…

Baking/cooking and not spending $

This weekend is a continuation of below freezing weather. I’m really missing those warm summer days and growing my own food! However, I have been enjoying making soup with the tomatoes that I preserved and eating my own pickles, catsup, garlic and green beans!…