Archive for the 'Home Keeping' Category

DIY Ranch Dressing Mix

Friday, November 10th, 2017

I like ranch dressing quite a bit. I’m working on having healthier options around here–a never ending quest! I laughed the other day when I saw an ad for ranch kegs–huge barrels of ranch. Ok, I don’t love it THAT much. My sister has a recipe for the mix that I follow loosely but I […]

Things You Can DIY

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

DIY is not a new idea of course! I was thinking of some things my sister and I make at home that are quick and easy and thought I’d share them once in awhile. Sometimes, I think some DIY things aren’t really worth my time….tortillas. It was fun to make them and say I made […]

Toddler Chores

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Nathan enjoys helping me with chores. It’s a “fun” thing for him, but I also want him to learn to help and to work around  the house. I got him interested when I suggested I get him the best broom especially for his little size so that he could help his mom. For some reason […]

Gardening Break

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

This crazy weed patch that was my garden last year drove me nuts! I even said it was a Pinterest fail. I was so excited to finally have room for a big garden and I had all sorts of ideas in my head to make it the most charming garden in town! HA! It was […]

Simple Tips For Using More Cloth Around The House

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

When we were kids, my mom always used cloth napkins. We may have used paper napkins if we had a lot of company or if we were on a picnic but cloth was normal. I have also always used cloth napkins except for the same reasons as my mom. It wasn’t difficult for me to […]

This Week’s Goals

Monday, April 20th, 2015

My goals this week aren’t so exciting really. I need to continue with the cleaning and organizing each room. I started in January and made some progress and then I kind of quit. I need to wash the kitchen curtains and the shower curtain. I plan to scrub the bathtub thoroughly. I have some reading […]


Monday, October 20th, 2014

GRRRR……I’ve been annoyed about the laundry lately. We have so much laundry….and Lee is rarely home. I’ve read all sorts of ideas to help minimize laundry but it never really seems to work for us. Once in awhile, I feel overwhelmed about it and then I just try to let it go. It’s a fact […]

My Garden Is A Pinterest Fail

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

We’ve had a garden most of the years we’ve been married. Sometimes it was a small flower bed size garden and a few years, I had 3 small flower bed size beds… the front yard! The back yard was too shady so the only spot we had was the front yard. A couple years ago, […]

Foaming Soap~Money Saving Tip

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

I saved foaming soap containers when the soap was gone and added our own soap and water to make a new foaming soap. This isn’t a new tip–I’m sure lots of you do this. Here’s my tip though–buy the bag refill of Method liquid soap at Target. It’s supposed to refill a soap container approximately […]

Tomato Progress

Friday, November 8th, 2013

  My tomatoes are finally ripening. I used 3 of them in the pizza I posted about the other day. The only problem is that they’re all turning red at the same time! They are a little more “mealy” than fresh tomatoes are but they’re still good. Finally eating the tomatoes from my garden in […]