The Little Old Couple – A DIY Embroidery Project


Last year marked our 10 year anniversary. On a gorgeous 70 degree clear day without a cloud in the sky, Ben and I got married. We were surrounded by everyone special to us. Since that day, our life has been filled with ups and downs (mostly ups) and through every single one of them we have found … [Read more...]

The Vintage Homestead: Fall Chores


A busy two weeks indeed. Mama H was visiting last week and then my dad came up to meet her midway through, just in time to help with some chores;) We got all of the kids outdoor toys cleaned and scrubbed and put upstairs in the garage loft. We hustled and raked leaves and pine needles, bagging … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: October 26th – November 1st

Weekly Meal Plan

Ahhhh! I can't believe I just wrote November 1st. Seriously? It seems as though fall is slipping away. We had lingering days of summer and now, the chill is in the air. November, here we come! We have had some busy weeks getting fall chores done around the house and I am proud to say that (for … [Read more...]

Nutrient Dense Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}


The other day I came across a container of infant oatmeal cereal. Knowing all of the nutrients that are packed into that cannister, I couldn't bear to get rid of it. Sure, my youngest is 2 1/2, but we can all use some extra nutrients sometimes, especially when it comes to treats! I checked out … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: October 19 – 25th

Weekly Meal Plan

Well, Mama H and my dad go home Sunday. :( It was a good visit and we will see them again in just a few weeks - but bittersweet none the less. My mom got so much work done in the house for me. She cleaned out the study like nobody's business. SO MUCH Help! We have a few days and then Ben's … [Read more...]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Vegetables and Bacon {Side Dish Recipe}


A few years ago my thoughts on brussels sprouts changed entirely. I had only ever had this green veggie roasted whole. Quite honestly the texture was what got me. I just couldn't get past the feeling of it to enjoy the taste. I am not sure if it had to do with the way the layers all cooked … [Read more...]

Kids Getting Creative – Champions For Kids


My C was born creative. There is not a boring bone in her body. As she has grown older, this creativity of hers has allowed us to bond. It has allowed me to get to know her better. And it has served as a form of self expression for her. The simple act of coloring, cutting paper, drawing has so … [Read more...]

Saving Pumpkin Seeds to Plant – A How-To


It's that time of the year! Pumpkin time. It is also the time of the year where your kids get like 15 of these bad boys (some are sugar ones - save those) and you don't know what to do with them all. Well, carve them of course, display them, and roast their seeds - some of them anyway. But save … [Read more...]

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant – An Authentic Experience for All


I have said it before and I will say it again, we are a taco family. Tacos are my best friend. Of course, they are our go to meal, but mostly because Mexican food is something that our ENTIRE family enjoys! ^This happens to be the reason I {kind of} felt bad when I got invited to check out … [Read more...]

The Vintage Homestead – The Start of Fall

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Life has been busy since we moved in. The kids have started in a new school, we have been cleaning and making our home our own, and learning how to take care of our property. The hustle and bustle has been crazy and we are finally starting to make some plans and get into a routine. We certainly see … [Read more...]

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