Category: Everything Else

Farmhouse Table and Bench

After moving 5 times in the past two years, I have downsized a lot!  In some ways its nice!  Less stuff to keep up with and manage, less clothes to wash, less stress and more peace.  Yet after moving into our new house, I decided I am ready to get some solid furniture.  After looking around at furniture stores, yard sales, and online craigslist place for a few months, I decided the styles I was looking for were not being sold cheap second hand and would be very expensive to buy new.  And somehow I convinced my husband to...

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Tried and True Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

4 1/2 years ago I decided buying quality whole wheat bread from the store was expensive.  Naturally I decided to grind my own wheat flour and bake the bread myself.  Most wheat bread recipes are either dense and dry or use white flour to make it light and fluffy. I wanted a Whole Wheat Bread Recipe using 100% whole wheat flour that was still light, fluffy, soft, and delicious. For a year I made 4 loaves of bread every week.  I got advice, mashed recipes, and and continually tweaked before settling on my favorite recipe.  My Tried and True Whole Wheat Bread...

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Rainbow Sprinkle Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Nut-Nut turned 3 the end of November and wanted a rainbow cake for her birthday.  I thought about making on of those cool cakes where each layer is a different color, but I don’t have the right kind of pans to do that without making a giant cake that my family would never be able to finish. Then I decided a cake with sprinkles all over would be rainbow-but I couldn’t wrap my head around rolling an entire cake in sprinkles to get it covered. So last I decided sprinkle cupcakes would do just fine.  I don’t remember how the cones got added in.  I think I just wanted to try it out. So I present rainbow sprinkle ice cream cone cupcakes.  They were pretty fun…    ...

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Clothing and Quilting Labels!

Eeek!  I’ve been wanting to make labels to put on my creations for a couple years and I’ve finally printed some and started using them. Although, I’m not use to having them and keep forgetting to put them in!  🙂 I used a couple tutorials for making labels through Spoonflower.  The idea is you create your own print (used Photoshop), upload it to Spoonflower.com, select what type of fabric you want it printed on and the size, then order! I’m really pleased with the colors and resolution!  The sizes are just about right, maybe a little tweaking.  I ordered a fat quarter to make sure the labels were just what I wanted before printing a whole yard and getting 300+ labels! I’ve tried out all of the types I made at least once.  We’ll see which ones I end up using most!  I used one of the labels I intended for Quilts on the outside of a waistband.  Perhaps it will be useful in clothing as well! Halloween costumes are finished, finally!  I’ll hopefully share those by Monday…nothing like...

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