Category Archives: Up-cycling

What I Have Been Up To…

Well, what *haven’t* I been doing the last month?! I mean, I am a mom of 4 trying to do it all. Haha. I am crazy, that’s what I’m getting at. Any who… So, I’ve been doing some noteworthy projects: … Continue reading

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Gardening Continued, and Pumpkin Time…

–Preserving your carrot crop– I decided to freeze my crop of carrots this year for soups and sides through the winter. It is a very easy process: Wash. Peel (and chop off ends). Slice. Blanch. Measure out. Vacuum Seal. Freeze. … Continue reading

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Garden Preserving, and Fall/Halloween Decorating…

Fall means Apple harvest:  Apple chips! Some with cinnamon, some without (for River who doesn’t like spices).  —Caramel Apple Jam— First time making this and YUMMO! (if you find the chopped apples float, just shake it up near the end … Continue reading

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Canning Season: Peaches and a Canning Craft…

Since our tree didn’t produce more than a dozen peaches this year we headed up to Brigham City for local peaches. We made a family trip of it and ate at Maddox. It was delicious, and nice to drive and … Continue reading

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Painted Stick Project and House Problem Solving…

Here is the beginnings of my Painted Stick Project: {Tribal}{Neon}{Color block} I also painted a citrus colored one. It was greens, yellows, and oranges. It has been a fun project! I have about 5 more to do. Then to hang … Continue reading

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Fairy Garden…

This is probably one of my most exciting posts. Not because it is particularly amazing in and of itself. But, because I was super excited about the project. I love this kind of stuff… Building miniatures is SO fun. I … Continue reading

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Workin’ hard, or hardly working’…

This week has been perfect weather, 70s and sunny! We have spent all the time we can manage outside in the sunshine. —————————- More New Foods: Overnight Oatmeal— Tropical and mandarine orange flavors Using chia seeds. I up-cycled the top of … Continue reading

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Spring is Officially Here…

The Goal: to fill every mason jar I own this year.  Starting with buying a huge bag of unbleached flour and filling jars with it. My food saver sucks all the air out so that it is preserved for a … Continue reading

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What we are up to…

Painting with “snow”:  (equal parts shaving cream and elmer’s glue dries puffy!) ————————– Grandma Wendy sent another fun package with these hats and pants as well as knitted wool-blend socks for each of the boys and Deric. ———————- River has … Continue reading

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What to do in Winter…

What do you do in the wintertime? 1. Befriend the household spiders: {the late “beebug” the brown spider} 2. Make cookies: 3. Have Interesting Baths: 4. Go to the park and feed the ducks (on 50 degree days): 5. Do … Continue reading

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