FO Friday – designing up a storm

FO Friday – designing up a storm

I haven’t posted a Finished Object Friday in quite a while and I didn’t want you to be alarmed. I still have hook or pair of needles in my hands practically every single day. I’ve also been working on some other non-fiber projects. I signed up for a swap in April. I swore I wasn’t
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Garden map update

Garden map update

It’s going to turn colder this weekend with stronger breezes and some rain, but I don’t care. My garden is 90% planted and the rain will do it some good! I only have tomatoes and peppers left to plant this year, and since I never got around to starting seeds, I’ll purchase those next week.
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Tell us what you think!

We have been doing a lot of thinking lately on the direction this website should be taking, and we would sincerely love to get your input, dear readers.  We would appreciate it if you could please stop over and fill out this quick 5-question survey. I’ll leave the survey up for a couple of weeks and let you
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Repeat crafting

Repeat crafting

My mother sent me a link this weekend to a great little article by Franklin Habit.  The article is about repetitive knitting – making the same pattern(s) over and over again and how he’s not known for repeating patterns.  I’m not either – I rarely make a pattern twice.  I’ve made lots of washcloths and afghan squares
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Garden planning: raised beds, part 2

Garden planning: raised beds, part 2

I realized after I posted the other day, I talked about our new garden beds but didn’t really explain how they were built! For the frames, my husband purchased 1×4 lumber. We wanted them to be 4 feet wide, so he cut two 4′ long sections for each of the beds needed. We also wanted
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Garden planning: raised beds

Garden planning: raised beds

My original plan this year was to try Lasagna gardening – especially since I wanted to increase our garden space and lasagna gardening is a good way to start from scratch.  However, about the time I was thinking seriously about the garden, a neighbor found a good source for a soil/compost mix.  He picked up
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Eat your hostas

Eat your hostas

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links I may be compensated. Did you know hostas were edible?  Recently, I was listening to the Pioneering Today podcast on my way to work.  In episode 82, she interviewed Angela England, author of the book Gardening Like a Ninja: A
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Churro ice cream bowls

Churro ice cream bowls

  This week you get a 2-fer in the recipe department. Because on the same day that we spotted the video for the salt-encrusted beef tenderloin, we saw another one for Churro Ice Cream Bowls.     I have to confess, I don’t believe I have ever had a real churro in my life. But
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The Best Beef Tenderloin

The Best Beef Tenderloin

Dinner was delayed the other night because of Facebook.  Not because we were surfing and forgot to make it.  We’re blaming it on the Tasty videos that a few “helpful” friends re-post all the time. The ones that make you drool and change dinner plans from having plain ol’ sandwiches to “forcing” your husband to run out to
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Weekend craft haul

Weekend craft haul

Yesterday was our church’s annual rummage sale.  It gets bigger every year!  And to think that everything they sell is donated – it’s wonderful.  The money goes towards scholarships for area college students.  In past years our contributions have been to donate and to shop.  This year, Papa decided he would help even more and
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