Pistol Packing Mama

Pistol Packing Mama

Well, never let it be said that you can’t learn something new. In a matter of a few weeks I’ll be a licensed to carry pistol packing mama. You might be wondering why I went through the course. I can explain that, but more importantly I think it’s also important to know what I’ve learned…

Three Ways to Help Following Hurricane Harvey

Wow. If Hurricane Harvey is an indication of what is to come with this hurricane season, the U.S. and other islands in the Atlantic are in for a huge wage-up call. As I type this, three other hurricanes are barreling their way across the waters: Irma (about to hit Florida), Katia (which is churning in…

everyday cooking

Everyday Cooking Cookbook Review

One of the joys of my life is cooking for my family. What a privilege it has been to review Everyday Homemaking’s cookbook, Everyday Cooking. The recipes are easy to follow and really don’t require a lot of additional unique ingredients. At the end of the day, who doesn’t enjoy a hot, home cooked meal?…

real estate for homesteaders

Real Estate for Homesteaders

I’m a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty in Georgetown, Texas. My goal is to help others find that dream property, whether it’s a half acre right outside of town or unrestricted property in the country. Looking for real estate for homesteaders is right up my alley. After all I love real estate and I love…

Picking Cherries

Picking Cherries in Oregon

We had the opportunity to participate in our church’s Pacific Northwest mission trip a few weeks ago. Rather than flying to Washington, we decided to embark on a family trip and drive to Washington and back again. Talk about an adventure! Aside from two people trying to get into our hotel room on two separate…

Graduation Party Tips

I’ve been planning for James’ graduation for many years. I always figured it would be such an exciting time…and I was right. Here are a few graduation party tips to keep in mind for those who may be throwing their own homeschool graduation soon. #1. Consult your graduate. I had grandiose ideas of what I…

TREATING A DOG'S SNAKE BITE

Treating a Dog’s Snake Bite

Nothing like petting your dog and finding blood on your hand when you pull your hand away. Not only is it gross, but it’s very frightening. So it goes when you have dogs. You never know what they are going to get into. We learned quickly that treating a dog’s snake bite is gross, but…

r is for roosters

R is for Roosters (and chickens)

I love roosters. Well, chickens in general. Before we moved to our neighborhood, we had about 12 chickens, including 2 roosters. One was a bantam (we called him O’Connell) and the other was a mix (we called him Phoenix). He was a beautiful red rooster with a high arching green tail. Simply beautiful. Since we’re…

remove jar labels

Easy Way to Remove Jar Labels

If you’re like me, you save jars for multiple uses around the house. I don’t like leaving the labels on the jars because quite honestly, they’re ugly. I’d like to either have them label-free or use my own pretty labels. I discovered an easy way to remove jar labels that takes little to no time…

5 Cheap Gardening Ideas

So you want to start a garden but you don’t have a lot of money. No big deal. Really. My first garden in 2007 was made using boxes. Seriously. It was the most rag-tag garden I’ve ever seen, but it worked. Of course, it helped that we had a lot of rain that year and…