This, That, and a Job Search

My motivation the last few weeks has been gone. I have let my couch and Netflix suck me in way too much. I have a list of projects I want to explore prior to gardening season and I need to find some paying work. As much as I enjoy helping my husband with his business, … Continue reading

Garden Planning

Woot! Woot! 70º predicted for today! It is almost time for planting. Temps are still freezing at night and it will be about 8 weeks until I can put anything in the ground but I am not letting that get me down. Sun! Fresh Air! Open Windows! Digging in the Dirt! Spring has almost sprung! … Continue reading



A few weeks ago we flew to Arizona for a few days.  My FIL lives there and my MIL and her husband are spending a few months there.  It was amazing to get away from winter.  I truly didn’t expect to enjoy the desert so much.  I cannot wait until we get a chance to … Continue reading

You know there are stores

I cannot how many times I hear this.  Yes, I am aware stores sell many of the items I choose to make myself.  I have made a conscious effort cut down on my purchases.  My mission started about 8 years ago during The Great Recession, B’s business was down and I was making less at … Continue reading

Laid Off, Let Go, You’re Fired

Whatever you want to call it, it sucks.  Two weeks ago, I was let go from my job.  There is a part of me that is relieved as I have wanted to escape the typical 40 hour a week position.  My hope is to use my time with unemployment pay to start a business as a … Continue reading

So this happened…

MIA again. It has been an eventful summer over on Prairie Creek. Mr. had a bit of an accident at the end of June which has taken up most of time and energy. Everything has just become less important. So here’s the scoop: While I was mowing the lawn, he was in the garage and … Continue reading

New Rug!

We bought a new couch and chair last March for our living room but kept the old rug until I could find something bigger that I loved. After seeking input and reassurance from some of my favorite people I found the perfect new rug. Bonus it is made by Mohawk in the USA.  I am … Continue reading

Buying American Made

B and I have made an effort to purchase American Made products when possible for a few years now. It hasn’t been a huge focus but it has been something we check when choosing between multiple items. This year I decided to make it my New Year’s Resolution. Dude. In some categories it is pretty … Continue reading

Overcoming Doubts

I often doubt myself. B tries to remind me to be more confident but I still doubt that I can do things and will give up before really trying. Today, I got my car stuck in the snow trying to leave for work. This would have been avoided if I had moved my car to … Continue reading