I love making things out of recycled soda cans. We go through a lot of them in our house and don’t have a recycling service in our neighborhood, so I was determined to find something to do with them. I’ve enjoyed making soda can flowers, soda can earrings, soda can hot air balloons, soda can wind spinners, and more. I would love for you to try using some of yours as well! Below you’ll find a step-by-step tutorial for my soda can flowers.Continue reading “How to Make Soda Can Flowers”
This is not an article that will gush about how great the United States is and why you should be ashamed for not celebrating the 4th of July. I’m well aware that there are many who believe the U.S.A is anything but great, especially at the present moment. However, over the last week I’ve been privy to certain conversations that bash on the U.S. and just about everything related to it, and I’ve felt a bit of a sting in my heart. Not because I approve of everything that’s been happening, but because of the good things that are being forgotten or ignored.
Finished at last! I’m absolutely beat after this weekend, but it was worth it! On Friday I cut the barn wood ties G and I got for the DIY sandbox we wanted to make for the boys. I used a reciprocating saw for the first time and it made me feel so accomplished! Saturday we got the ties in position, the lining down, and the sand put in.Continue reading “Rustic DIY Sandbox for Under $25”
My sister-in-law suggested that we make different fall cookies every month (at least) this season and ever since then different recipes have been on my mind. Sometimes you just have to plan these things so you can actually try the treats you want, you know? After looking at different recipes for fall cookies I’ve found it hard to decide which one to start with! There are so many good ones, and I thought I’d share what I’ve found.
Pumpkin recipes are definitely part of the holidays, but (sometimes) it’s unfortunate that the majority of the pumpkin recipes we see are desserts. So I did some digging around and found these delicious pumpkin recipes that won’t have us guilt-tripping ourselves every fall. Enjoy! Continue reading “26 Pumpkin Recipes That Aren’t Desserts”
One of the greatest things about holidays is the opportunity to make themed food. It’s a chance to take our love for cooking to a higher level of creativity. Below we’ve shared some of the most creative (and delicious) Red White and Blue Salads around. Continue reading “Red White and Blue Salads for Your Day of Celebration”
Holidays are so fun to celebrate! And part of that celebration obviously includes great food for you and your family to eat. Whether you’re spending the day with family or friends, at home or abroad, start your day with one of these red white and blue breakfast recipes. Continue reading “25 Red White and Blue Breakfast Recipes”
Spiders, white noise machines, and baby words made January a fun month for us!
So spiders. I’m not a big fan. R learned that his mom is NOT a big fan. At all. He doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he doesn’t even know how scary spiders can be. He proved this by grabbing a spider trap that we had stuffed in a corner of his room and FLAILING IT ABOUT like spiders were pom-poms stuck to a glue strip on a piece of cardboard. What did his mom do? Grab it for two seconds then just about had a heart attack when she saw the 10-15 spiders and their legs all strewn about.
So I let go and let him keep flailing it. Yeah, I guess I’m that kind of mom. Continue reading “Sampling the Sutherlands: the Month My Son Discovered His Mom Hates Spiders”
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a great December! We sure did. Except for the plague part. Sorry, I’m always posting about us getting sick. The middle of our Christmas break had us holed away at my in-laws’ house because everyone was sick. ? My brother-in-law, father-in-law, and I somehow avoided it—probably due to our steel-cut immune systems. Both the babies got diarrhea and everyone else was vomiting on top of that. It was pretty sad, but we survived. Continue reading “Sampling the Sutherlands: the Month with the Plague”