Best Ever 5-Ingredient Spaghetti and Meatball Sauce

Best Ever 5-Ingredient Spaghetti and Meatball Sauce

One of the reasons I wanted to start a blog was so that I can share my favorite, family-friendly recipes with other families. I know that we all want to feed our kids home-cooked meals. I know that we care about what we’re putting into their little bodies. But man, it’s hard sometimes. I have […]

How to build a corner stove fireplace surround

How to build a corner stove fireplace surround

When we bought our home, the existing gas fireplace was sitting on a tile insert in the corner of the room. It was functional, but it was pretty plain. My husband and I decided to build up a fireplace surround to give it a finished, beautiful look. Besides, I really wanted somewhere to hang all […]

How To Have A Farm And Still Vacation

How To Have A Farm And Still Vacation

  One of the biggest deterrents that people have to raising their own animals is being tied down to their farm. They hate the thought of never being able to leave. I get that. I really do. And when we first started raising farm animals, I was worried about that as well. But after a […]

Delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles

Delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Waffles

We always plant a lot of pumpkins in the garden. I plant two kinds of pumpkins. The big, jack-o-lantern variety for Halloween and for my goats and chickens. And the smaller, sugar pumpkins for cooking, especially for making pumpkin puree. You can make pumpkin puree out of the big pumpkins as well. I know. I’ve […]

World’s Easiest Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce

World’s Easiest Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese is one of my favorite pastas. It’s easier the spaghetti and meatballs but has the same, delicious flavors. My bolognese sauce is simple: canned tomatoes, ground beef, carrots, onions, spices, and butter. That’s it. And yes, I put butter in my sauce. You should too. For the past few years, I’ve put butter […]

DIY Halloween Costumes: Dragon, Wolf, & Spider

DIY Halloween Costumes: Dragon, Wolf, & Spider

It’s almost Halloween, but there’s still time to finish up a few quick (and cheap) Halloween costumes using hoodies. I know, I just did it. I made my kids’ sweatshirt Halloween costumes to keep them warm and toasty on Halloween. Here’s all you need to make a few quick DIY Halloween costumes for your kids. […]

Six Reasons Living On A Wyoming Homestead Blows

Six Reasons Living On A Wyoming Homestead Blows

Six Reasons Living On A Wyoming Homestead Blows It’s a cold October morning, creeping towards bitter here on my little Wyoming homestead. The sky has been grey and bloated all morning. It’s hard to describe if you’ve never seen clouds roll in that are wanting to snow, but it only takes one viewing to memorize […]

Easy Sweatshirt And Felt Dragon Halloween Costume

Easy Sweatshirt And Felt Dragon Halloween Costume

I don’t know about you, but I always wait until the last minute to make my kids’ costumes. I’m a professional procrastinator. I also refuse to buy those flimsy, expensive costumes that they sell in all the stores. We live in Wyoming and it likes to snow on Halloween around here, so I need something […]