Today I would like to introduce you to Farmhouse Soaps: a line of handcrafted goods made in the kitchen of my friend Wendy Zook.
Confession: If there is one thing that tries my soul, it is thinking of enough ideas for my children’s packed lunches during the school year. Ideally, I would move toward turning that responsibility over to them. But it has been hard for me to figure out how to do so while a) monitoring what they pack, b) getting […]
Confession: We always have pizza on Saturday nights, unless we are away from home. It’s a tradition I grew up with in my family, and now my children count on it. The soft and delicious crust is a recipe passed down to me by my mom. Pizza Dough 1 scant Tbsp. yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar […]
Hi there, dears! I hope your holidays were as delightful as mine! ***** Confession: I thought I’d never try a how-to video again, but I did. My sis-in-law was asking for a tutorial post on bread-making and I said—“Oh my. You just have to be there.” So I created a movie for her, in lieu […]
Oh me, oh my! Our homemade gift exchange brought out some delightful creativity in the family. We had homemade log cabins and furnished doll houses for little girls, wood-framed Lego baseplates for boys, gift baskets of treats, personalized T-shirts, denim blankets, wooden shelves, pretty scarves, knitted slippers, and more… Here are a few our little […]
Confession: I have trouble talking publicly about Christmas until there’s snow on the ground. This is unfortunate, and unlike my smart friend Gina, who has been doing a Christmas Countdown for weeks already. But yesterday, the magic came… and oh, does it look pretty as it falls! As our extended family gets bigger, the Coblentz […]