• Rieska Bread with butter on cloth with wooden spoons
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    Rieska Bread Recipe

    Rieska bread is a delicious Finnish flatbread. This Rieska bread recipe is a perfect side to soups and stews. Or you can enjoy it with butter and jam, peanut butter, or honey on it. I tend to make Rieska when I am making soups and in particular this beef stew recipe. It is absolutely delicious, light and fluffy! What Type of Pan to Use? I like to use a baking stone when I make Rieska bread. The baking stone gives it a crispy crust while leaving the inside soft and delicious! I use this Pampered Chef baking stone, but purchasing…

  • before reno picture of class a motorhome with old flooring, wood cabinets
    Motorhome Makeovers

    Sun Voyager Gulfstream Motorhome Project

    Last summer we purchased a 1992 Sun Voyager Gulfstream Class A Motorhome. We purchased the RV knowing we had a very big project on our hands. But we got it for a deal and it had a diesel Cummins engine (apparently this is a good thing 😆). This is a project that we are very excited to get started on! Why Renovate a Motorhome? Campers and especially motorhomes can be very expensive. When we purchased our first motorhome, we purchased it at a great price, fixed it up, and sold it making a profit. So we want to do that…

  • close up photo of beef stew made with leftover roast beef, bacon, potatoes, and carrots
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    Beef Stew with Leftover Roast Beef

    Today I am going to share our family’s favorite beef stew that is made with leftover roast beef. This beef stew recipe is requested frequently by the kids when asked the famous question of ‘What Do You Want For Dinner’! Here’s the thing, I am not a huge roast beef person. But when I can use the leftover roast beef in another meal – now that is a win! And let’s be honest, leftovers are usually always better than the original dish anyway! This easy roast beef stew is a meal that you can easily prepare for your family and…

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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…

  • dark green kitchen island with wood butcher block countertop
    DIY Projects,  Furniture Makeovers

    Dark Green Rustic Modern Kitchen Island

    I am excited to finally be able to share our new dark green kitchen island! I have been wanting a change in our kitchen for a while. Upgrading our kitchen island was the perfect way to create a rustic modern kitchen style that I had been looking for. Modern Rustic Kitchen Design Our previous kitchen island was always a temporary solution. The cabinet was the lower portion of a hutch with a wood butcher block countertop attached. A few years ago, I painted the cabinet green and stenciled the back portion of it for a farmhouse kitchen look. You can…