Category Archive: DIY

Apr 30

Mother Earth News Fair- Asheville, NC – Here we come!

Mother Earth News Fair- Asheville, NC – Here we come! Happy Sunday friends! I so have missed blogging with you all this past week…it feels like it’s been ages and then I realized I had not told you all or at least some of you our big news! Drumroll please…. We will be speaking at …

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Apr 17

DIY: Create Your Own Outside Living Space – Our New Patio Reveal!

DIY: Create Your Own Outside Living Space – Our New Patio Reveal! Hello friends, I hope this week you are all doing well. I am so excited to share with all of you about our DIY:  Patio as I know I had promised to share all about it quite a while ago.  It’s been over …

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Dec 11

A Must Read! The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven by Brian Thomas and Teri Page

Book Review:   The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven by Brian Thomas and Teri Page   Hello friends, I had to share with all of you about this book!  I so enjoyed reading about how I affordably and without too much difficulty could build my very own bread and pizza  oven on our lil’ homestead! …

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Sep 12

DIY: Vintage Utz Potato Chip Tin Cooler

DIY: Vintage Utz Potato Chip Tin Cooler   Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this lovely month of September. September is such a lovely time in Coastal North Carolina and typically this time of year is quite beautiful and I love to take our dog River for walks in the evening and it’s just a …

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Feb 28

Blueberry Wine & The Art of Bartering

Blueberry Wine & The Art of of Bartering Last summer I was in a major predicament! We had no blueberries and this meant no blueberry crisp, no blueberry smoothies, no blueberries a top of my yogurt and alas no blueberry wine. As you know if it’s growing on our homestead we are using it up, …

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Nov 02

DIY: Chair Repair (Frugal & Sustainable)

DIY: Chair Repair (Frugal & Sustainable)   Hi ya’ll! I know it’s been a while since I have shared a blog post so I thought I should get back at it so here I am! What’s been going on with me? Well I have been loving fall and we have been working in the garden …

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Jul 02

DIY: Don’t Toss Those Toss Pillows! Simple Easy Slipcovers

DIY: Don’t Toss Those Toss Pillows! Simple Easy Slipcovers Project Time: 2hours Project Budget: $6.00 You are going to love this DIY: Pillow Slipcover tutorial and here is the good news…no pattern to follow! I finally found my inspiration fabric you know the one that just tugs at your heart and you know that’s it! …

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Jun 19

How To Throw A Hoedown On A Budget

How To Throw A Hoedown On A Budget Definiton of a hoedown by Google is “a social gathering at which lively folk dancing takes place.” We did not dance it was way too hot! We did however have amazing music! The moment we decided to throw our son’s graduation party the Viking  and I knew we …

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May 26

DIY: Renew Your Grout Without A Doubt

DIY: Renew Your Grout Without A Doubt Project Time: An entire weekend about (16-24 hours depending on space and your speed of work)   Project Budget: $60.00 My husband and I decided it was time to make our old grungy dining room floor look new again it was looking rough and as you know we …

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May 05

Handmade Gifts On The Homestead

Handmade Gifts On The Homestead Everyone is out of time these days so it’s no wonder that many children who once grew up learning how to crochet, knit, or do hand crafts no longer no how to do them anymore. I am glad for the fact that I homeschooled our children for a season and …

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