Starting the Long and Sentimental Project

Inside: As we approach Labor Day, starting the long and sentimental project seems like a fitting end to our DIY summer—and something to look forward to in the cool and crisp days ahead. Mom stopped by with a couple of … Continued

Making Folk Art Flowers

Inside: Looking for a craft project that is fun and easy with materials you likely have on hand already? Try making our folk art flowers. From start to finish, you’ll have these adorable beauties in only a few short hours.  … Continued

Totally Eclipsing, Ferry Rides, and Other News Fresh From the Farm

Inside: Catching the total eclipse, crossing the mighty Mississippi for the love of a peach, and a movie recommendation. *This post contains affiliate links. Catching the Total Eclipse Well the big news isn’t really news to many people, but it’s … Continued

How to Distress a Mason Jar

Inside: It’s another Ann and Amy’s DIY adventures as we tackle how to distress a mason jar. Stick with us–it’s pretty simple and you’ll love that farmhouse vibe. DIY summer projects month here at the blog continues as we take … Continued

Finding my Pace: Slowing Down to Enjoy Life

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Inside: Finding my pace and slowing down to enjoy life, like most things, takes practice. I have learned this by knowing myself better and paying attention to the rhythms of life that make me thrive. You can, too. *This post … Continued

How to Soak Nuts

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Inside: How to soak nuts, an easy and healthy practice. Plus a new way to get my salt–a simple, addictive recipe for buttery salted nuts. I have dubbed August “DIY Summer Projects Month” here at the blog, and though it … Continued

Open Windows, Food Shoot, and Other News Fresh From the Farm

Inside: Enjoying life with my windows wide open, making my food look good, and my mini staycation. Enjoying Life with my Windows Wide Open Mid to late July gave us a stretch of miserable–albeit typical–summer weather with high 90s and … Continued

Wash Day in the Midwest

Inside: Today’s post is dedicated to my new friend Calen from Impromptu Promptlings. I met her during the A – Z Blogging Challenge, lured to her blog because of a shared love of classic television, and she’s been so supportive … Continued