Failproof Bread with home ground flour

Why I like home ground flour: I can get organic flour cheaper I can choose non GMO I more closely support farmers growing what I want to eat It’s fresher I can choose wheat grown at higher elevation which has a higher protien percentage and therefore keeps me fuller  (AKA HAPPIER longer) I looked and looked for a easy delicious recipe for home ground flour … Continue reading Failproof Bread with home ground flour

How we came to have perfect strangers helping us make our dreams come true

Five years ago, I had been married two years, and was scrimping and saving every dime from my husband’s meager student stipend and my new grad nursing paycheck. I worked extra shifts and took a three month traveling nursing job 2 hours away. We were young, we were motivated, and at times it was extremely hard but it was also fun. Our dream was to … Continue reading How we came to have perfect strangers helping us make our dreams come true

How I broke free from America’s most common addiction: Spending

Whether you realize it or not every time a purchase is made you get a little rush and a small amount of endorphins are released. According to my friends, I am very frugal and my family and I have a budget that we stick to. I didn’t think I had a problem with spending and I definitely didn’t think I had an addiction. We recently … Continue reading How I broke free from America’s most common addiction: Spending

My Genius Idea that kept a two year old busy on 8 separate flights

We live in Prescott Arizona and have family in Oklahoma and Kentucky so that means for Christmas we will fly a total 8 separate legs. My son is 23 months and my daughter is 6 months old. That means we can still fly for free with my son for one more day, but we aren’t able to sit in the same isle due to only … Continue reading My Genius Idea that kept a two year old busy on 8 separate flights

How to make a sieve to sort gravel

The whole project took only about 30 minutes to complete. The lengthy part is collecting the parts. First look on Craigslist or call local companies who may throw wooden pallets away After collecting the pallets hit them on the underside with a hammer to loosen the board enough to get the claw side of the hammer under the board and try to get it directly … Continue reading How to make a sieve to sort gravel

How the forgotten side flower bed went from trashy to classy

First I started with actually seeing the flower bed. I had walked by it so many times on the way to the back yard or dumping the trash never having seen the thing. In the book The Blue Thread there is a passage that says “in a room that had long ago stopped being seen by it’s inhabitants” So often I see a problem with … Continue reading How the forgotten side flower bed went from trashy to classy