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…

jams and jellies

J is for Jams and Jellies

Who doesn’t like a sweet jam or jelly on a hot buttered, homemade biscuit (check out the recipe)? Seriously.┬áIt’s that extra goodness that makes a biscuit that much better. Of course, you could go out and buy some jelly, but why not make it at home? It’s easy, affordable and tastes even better using fresh…

Planting Potatoes

Planting potatoes is not difficult. In fact, with just a little bit of time, you can get a lot of potatoes in the ground pretty quickly. Here’s a step-by-step guide to planting potatoes in your own garden. Step #1. Start with good seed potatoes. We usually purchase several pounds of seed potatoes from our local…

Never Give Up…Ever!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … NEVER GIVE UP … EVER! It’s been three months of studying, taking classes, studying more, and taking more classes and sample tests. But, last Friday I PASSED the state and national real estate exams. I’m 43 years young. I am starting a completely new journey…