Sugar Scrub

So I was looking through a Willow and Sage magazine, and came across this recipe for a sugar scrub.

It’s been almost two years since I’ve had a pedicure, so my heels are cracked as all get out. I’ll spare you the pics.

Read More

Crock Pot Posse

I have a variety of crafts that I do with my wax. I am fundamentally opposed to making things harder on myself, so every time I’m in a thrift store, I buy all of the crock pots. I’ve collected myself quite a posse of crock pots.

Yes, one big one, one medium sized, and three small. Reason being, each craft has a different collection of ingredients in them.

Read More

Brussel Sprouts!

So, my garden was hit and miss this year. Injuries and depression do not make for a great garden.

Certain things, however, did well. Mainly the ones that thrive on neglect. One of which is Brussel sprouts. I planted four plants, and decided to harvest one for Christmas dinner.

Behold the Brussel sprout sword.

Read More

Easy Salted Caramel

I’ve never been good at caramel. I’ve botched it the first time every time I’ve made it. Before now. Not sure if it is attention to detail or a better recipe, but this time it worked out and was fabulous.

Read More

Big Blue Rides Again

So I was perusing the MakeICT message boards and lo!

Old barn wood? Yes. Free? More yes!

Read More

Hello Fresh Take Two

So a few weeks ago I was so tired of having to meal plan, prep, and cook just to waste leftovers. Or worse yet, buy groceries and get takeout anyway. It was bad for health and the wallet.

We did Hello Fresh for a couple of weeks a while back, but it didn’t really fit what we needed. But I thought I’d try again.

I don’t see us staying on it for long, but while our house was a mess and our depression making it hard to motivate ourselves to cook, it has really been great.

Read More

Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

I’m trying to eat healthy and cut carbs. To that end, I am trying for more vegetables in my life. This was my lunch today.

Read More

Oh Well, We Had Fun

We saw that there was a good chance of an aurora sighting possible in our area on Saturday. So we made a date night of it.

Sadly, no aurora, but we had a good time.

Read More

Ivy!

After losing Daisy, we were down to three goats. Three! This shall not stand.

So, off to the chicken auction we go.

Read More

Good Night, Sweet Princess

When we bought Daisy, we knew that she would have a tough life. But she’d have a better one with us than with a real farmer, who doesn’t have time for non-working animals.

A few days ago she stopped making her way around the pasture. She was out in the middle of the field all day. Then, the Husband moved her closer to shelter. The next morning she was in a bad way. So we took her to our vet to end her pain.

Read More