Dehydrated Orange Slices DIY

Nothing beats a homemade Christmas decoration. In a season of slowing down and consuming less (well, attempting to), this simple craft is the perfect project. It’s lovely strung up as garland, individual ornaments, cake decorations, and gift toppers.     Here’s what you’ll need: Oranges A sharp knife Baking sheets Parchment paper/ silicone liners Four […]

Hanging Poster Frame DIY Tutorial

After having some family photos printed, I had in mind using a poster hanging kit of sorts. They were selling online for $20 each, and with my three prints, I was hoping for a less pricey option. This is what I came up with, and I’m happy to report, it cost me $4. It’s not […]

Processing the longest day

I smell like vomit and I am too tired to do anything about it.   Lucas had his 18 month Well Baby check up with his new pediatrician bright and early this morning. I was a little nervous about being in a new place so I made Dayna map out my trek with me last […]

Pride Month 2018

This year’s Pride marks my 10 year anniversary of coming out. Ten years ago, I never could have imagined my life as it is now. I didn’t know if I’d get married. Children seemed so out of my realm of possibilities. It’s rare that I really share some of these details, but I thought that […]

A dreary day

Well. The day that our family has been dreading for months is finally here. We sent Dayna off to South Carolina at 2:30am this morning. She will be gone for the next two months while she completes drill sergeant school. I don’t think either of us has stopped crying all morning. In fact I made […]

The best way over is through

To all my friends and family who have taken the time to read my story, thank you. I know that these posts haven’t been short (or very uplifting). But while I find myself in a particularly delicate season of life, it has been a comfort to know that I have updated so many that I […]

In the thick of it

What you are about to read is part two of my postpartum depression update. I had some feedback from readers of my last post, that they were nervous to read part two. While I acknowledge that I did end with a rather abrupt cliff hanger, part two will dive into some of the tougher stuff. […]

Canning Ketchup: signs that Fall is here

I began my canning education as soon as I started gardening. Armed with my Complete Book of Home Preserving, I canned anything and everthing I could. Now I only can my favorites, among them Dilled Pickled Green Beans, Spicey Garlic Pickles, various jams, salsa, peaches, pumpkin, apple pie filling, relish, and of course Homemade KETCHUP. Once […]