• Rough cut lumber chicken coop with chickens
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    Rough Cut Lumber Chicken Coop

    Today I am going to share our DIY rough-cut lumber chicken coop. We wanted to build a budget-friendly chicken coop for our new chickens and used rough cut lumber and upcycled supplies. This is a prime example of an “I told you so” situation. I always said we would never have chickens, and here we are years later, saying ‘maybe we should get some chickens’. All I have to say is that priorities and situations change! And of course, we wanted to build a chicken coop in the cheapest way possible. This is when the piles of rough-cut lumber, piles…

  • Loaf of banana bread slices
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    Easy Banana Bread Recipe

    This easy banana bread recipe is perfect for breakfast, snacks, or any time of the day! When I make banana bread I always make two loaves because it is guaranteed that one loaf will be gone before the end of the day. Today I am making banana bread for an easy breakfast option for our kiddos (especially for those mornings when mom may not have had the best sleep!) I like to pre-slice the banana bread (or even make muffins) and put it in the refrigerator or freezer to keep fresh. Why You Will Love This Recipe: Tools You Will…

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    Simple Christmas Wreath for Front Door

    I am sharing my Simple Grapevine Christmas Wreath that I made for the front door. This Christmas season I am craving simplicity and less clutter. Starting with the Christmas wreaths – I have kept them simple with a pop of red which is perfect for this holiday season. For a front door wreath, I like to use a grapevine wreath. This is for a few reasons, but mainly because it will hang nicely on a command hook and will not get blown off by the wind. (hang on while I go check on my wreath right now 😆). Another reason…

  • close up picture of hoop christmas wreath with cedar branches and red bow
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    DIY Hoop Christmas Wreath

    Today I am going to show you How to Make a DIY Hoop Christmas Wreath. This Christmas Season gives me all of the feelings to create some new Simple Christmas Decor. A Hoop Christmas Wreath seemed to be the perfect way to add a little simplicity to the Christmas Cheer around the house. To make this wreath, I am going to use the supplies that I am surrounded with. And that is live tree branches. One of the many plus sides to living in Northern MI! Lots and lots of selection of pine and cedar trees. I am going to…

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    Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Today I am Going to Share How to Make Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip A favorite appetizer during the holidays is this spinach artichoke dip recipe. This hot spinach dip is the perfect appetizer for any holiday party! The first time I hosted Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law asked me if I was going to make that good spinach dip. And while I wasn’t planning on it, (but because the only single brother-in-law asked), it has quickly become a staple at all of the family gatherings! One thing I really like about this easy appetizer is that you can make it ahead of…

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    How to Get Rid of Odors in Your Freezer

    Today I am going to share how to get rid of the rotton meat smell in your freezer. If you are reading this post because you need to know how to get rid of odors in your freezer, I just want to say – I have been there, I know the feeling you are having, and I hope this blog post can help you! Why we Needed to Clean our Freezer First, I need to share my story (Hello! This is a blog 😉) We purchased a brand new freezer this fall in preparation for pork that we were going…