These are my kids' favorite cookies, and they are soooo easy! I grew up on these. As a child, my dad's mom would make these for my dad, who also loved them. Little did I know, when I started looking for the recipe, that the traditional recipe uses PEANUT BUTTER, which is a banned item/words … Continue reading No-bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Cornbread is a southern thing. I'm convinced of that. My grandma would make cornbread in her cast iron skillet and serve it to my grandaddy, who would then take a pie slice of it and crumble it in his milk at dinner and eat it with a spoon; those are fond memories. My version takes … Continue reading Mama’s Moist Cornbread
I keep a variety of items in my pantry at all times. Why? Well, it's just easier because I always have something on hand that I can make for dinner or for company or just us a snack when the kids want something sweet. Notice, I said "kids", not me. 😉 Here is a … Continue reading Pantry Staples
I love a good project. When I came across a full-size Jenny Lind headboard and footboard my original idea was to somehow turn them into two twin headboards. (See “Guest Room Twin Beds -- A Great Idea!” post.) However, when I went to pick it up, one of the interior spindles on the … Continue reading Creating a “Jenny Lind” Bench
I created this simple YouTube video with the help of one of my expert chicken keepers to demonstrate how we clip wings at our farm. You may be asking: why would anyone want to clip a chicken's wings? Does it hurt? Do they grow back? Let's take a quick look . . . Clipping Wings … Continue reading Clipping Wings
French Provincial Twin Beds in the Guest room. “Why in the world would you want twin beds in your guest room?” was a question I got a lot. My answer was simple. Some guests just don’t like sleeping together. Shocking, I know. Twin beds in the guest room make a lot of sense for a … Continue reading Guest Room Twin Beds — A Great Idea!
What’s a chifferobe? It's a small wardrobe to hang clothing in that also contains drawers. We here in the states are more familiar with an armoire, which is usually a very large and ornate piece with massive drawers, doors, and sometimes a place to fit a decent-sized tv. The size of a chifferobe was just … Continue reading Renovating an Antique Chifferobe in 5 Easy Steps