Stash? What stash?

Fridays should be celebrated. I'm talking balloons, confetti, fireworks, noise makers...everything.


And because I can't actually inflict any of those celebratory tactics on you, I have forced you to celebrate via poetry. Craft poetry.

Enjoy your weekend...and try to resist the temptation. How big is your stash?


Just over a year later...

I'm back. I started last winter with grand plans in my winter coldhouses...the polar vortex became a thing...and my plans crumbled right alongside my coldhouses. At the same time, I made a difficult decision to set the blog aside and focus all my "free" time on my family. Working 40+ hrs a week, I needed to spend as much time engaged with my little boy as I possibly could, so I let go of what I could.

Winter Gardening: Coldhouses

October brought some unseasonably cool temperatures this year (no complaints), so we very quickly had to get our coldhouses up and running. We had a couple nights in the upper twenties while we were still waiting for the plastic for the coldhouses, but thankfully the row covers were enough.


Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween! The planned trick-or-treating may have been rained out, but we made up for it with good friends and good fun indoors. I don't think Booger noticed :)

Our Wreck It Ralph costumes (Vannelope von Schweetz, Fix it Felix, Wreck it Ralph):


A little Sugar Rush, anyone?

We have a few criteria for Halloween costumes: Booger can't "know" that he's in costume (has to just be clothes), and I have to be COMFORTABLE. This year, the family decided to go for a Wreck It Ralph themed Halloween.

My first non-Christmas wreath - My October Pintermission

I've never had a wreath on my door other than my Christmas wreath (with the exception of the monster wreath for Booger's first birthday). I recently stumbled across said monster wreath and decided to re-make it. I knew I'd been pinning felt flower tutorials for a reason :)


Baby-Mae Leggings Review (you need these)

I think most parents have heard of BabyLegs at this point, and for good reason! Little leggings make life SO much easier when it comes to diaper changes, crawling, and they also add to the general cuteness of your little one (and yes, boys and girls!).

And if you know about BabyLegs, you know that they'll set you back a pretty penny ($12+ per pair!). Luck is smiling down on all of us, because a dear and talented friend of mine has set up shop selling adorable, custom products for a completely reasonable price!


Winter Gardening

It's that time of year. Summer has officially come to a close and the cooler weather is finally making its way here. After a hot, dry summer, I couldn't be more ready.

So, I lied. I'm beyond ready in my head...but reality is a slightly different story.


Homemade Stevia Liquid

My fingers are so sweet. It's like I'm made of plant-based candy. I'd let you try, but you're not here. Plus, that'd be kinda really weird...I just don't know you that well.

I've never used Stevia. Powder. Leaf. Extract. Liquid. None of it. That stuff is crazy expensive. Thanks to the impulsive decision to grow some this summer, I got to spend some time tonight rolling and tearing up stevia leaves, and now I know how sweet it is!


August pintermission results, and then some

Woo! More projects completed! I just love being able to step back and say "done."

Our first big project had been in the works for a while: converting our livingroom coat closet into an entry nook. This pin was my inspiration and it's finally completed! And for now I guess you'll just have to take my word for it since I keep forgetting to take a picture :)

(Update 9/26: Here's a picture!)