Business Card Holder for Dani

Awhile back, while puttering around on Pinterest, Dani and I found a tutorial for a cute business card holder. She mentioned that maybe I should make one for her, but I’d already started planning to do just that!

Using scraps from one of the fabric lines for girls in her shop, and this beautiful pinafore […]

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

Pretty – Hydrangeas, ferns, Aloe Vera and the odd tree, all started from cuttings or divided from parent plants. Our little nursery is thriving under Dani’s careful attention.

Happy – Two and a half cords of seasoned almond firewood delivered to our drive way. Just […]

Being Available

I’ve come to realize that I function best on a schedule. Not an hour by hour, minute by minute schedule, but a schedule that keeps me moving through my day. It enables me to accomplish everything I need to do on any given day, and it allows me to do things that, without a schedule, […]

Doing What I Love (Menu Plan Monday)

I love cooking, I really do. What I don’t love is uninspired, same old thing all the time, cooking. I’m not a gourmet cook, by any stretch of the imagination, but that’s okay because my family members aren’t really gourmet eaters.

To get my creative juices flowing again, I pulled out half a dozen […]

Copper’s Day Off & A Birthday

Copper and Aaron spent the better part of the day today cleaning out and reorganizing the ground floor of our small storage barn. The top of the barn holds all of our holiday decorations, camping equipment, etc., but the bottom serves as our overflow pantry. It’s where we keep the buckets of wheat, flour, sugars […]

Menu Plan Monday Comeback

Summer is winding down. The days are getting shorter, but we’re still feeling the summer heat. Hot weather through September, and even into October, is not unusual for us. The wine grape harvest is in full swing in central California, and the harvesting equipment and grape trucks are running up and down our country […]