Tag: crafts

Homestead-y week for winter

Sometimes it’s hard to have too much to post on here in winter. Nothing is really growing, other than the indoor plants. Absolutely nothing is being harvested and some days it feels like winter will be lasting forever! I am hosting a little local… Continue Reading “Homestead-y week for winter”

January 2020 Goals Update

January felt like it had 6,500 days, but I was able to start the year off in a productive way. And, here those goals are going: 1. Get rid of more, use less and be more minimalistic– So far, we haven’t filled any trash… Continue Reading “January 2020 Goals Update”

2019 Goals Finale!

Hello 2020! After staying up finishing my quilt on New Year’s Eve, I am proud to say that my goals went pretty well this year! 2019 can be best described as the craziest roller coaster ride that I have ever been on. The ups… Continue Reading “2019 Goals Finale!”

Chicken Quilt Reveal!

It all started out with a pattern that I found on Pinterest! I made a test square using scrap fabric and I decided that in 2019 that I would make my first quilt! Here’s the pattern that I used to make a Chicken quilt… Continue Reading “Chicken Quilt Reveal!”

Potato stamp wrapping paper

I catch myself getting a little bummed by how much waste is created by the holidays. So, I do my best to cut way back on gifts, give experiences and avoid all of the holiday excess. When it comes to wrapping paper, so much… Continue Reading “Potato stamp wrapping paper”

Our little free library opened!

We checked another goal off for the year! We wanted to make a a little free library that our neighborhood could enjoy and encourage my students to read extra over the summer! So, last weekend we finally opened up our library with a little… Continue Reading “Our little free library opened!”

Gardening, seedlings, composting and a new raised bed!

I have been so incredibly busy this month! I’m polishing my teacher of the year documents and getting everything for my portfolio in order. And on top of that, getting seeds planted and prepping for our 2019 garden! Don’t mind the weeds, but I… Continue Reading “Gardening, seedlings, composting and a new raised bed!”

Sprouting seeds and being green

Winter returned this week and we have had some snow, ice and lots of below freezing temps. But, there is lots prep work going on around here for spring! The compost is cooking away and will make great plant food for the garden! We… Continue Reading “Sprouting seeds and being green”

Chicken quilt update!

Over the past 2 weeks, I have been working to get the top of the quilt pieced together! I am hoping to finish this up before garden season starts! The layout! Then, I started making rows, 8 in all! First row of the quilt!… Continue Reading “Chicken quilt update!”

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… Continue Reading “Winter arrived!?!”