cooking, Garden Life

Balsamic Kohlrabi With Meatballs

Did you grow kohlrabi this year in your garden? They kind of look like an alien to me lol. The leaf shoots coming off a large bulb that grows above the dirt is strange to look at and finding recipes for them is hard to do. They are similar in taste and texture to bamboo… Continue reading Balsamic Kohlrabi With Meatballs

cooking, DIY, Garden Life

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

It's pumpkin season again!! All my friends are posting the cutest porcelain pumpkin bowls full of yummy soups and I'm so jealous because I have no fancy bowls! But I do have real pumpkins!! The ultimate edible bowl. This recipe for pumpkin bowls is so easy! The hardest part was cutting the top off my… Continue reading Pumpkin Chili Recipe

cooking

Homemade Pie Recipe

On Instagram at Never-the-less She Preserved I made a video of making pear pie today (check there for a few extra tips). It was so peaceful to take a fresh harvest and make something delicious. I you want to make a pie yourself here is the basic recipe I used and you can feel free… Continue reading Homemade Pie Recipe

Lifestyle

Now Open on Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueBooksandMusic?ref=shop_sugg I've finally taken the time to start scanning in my amazing book and music collection! I hope to share these images with anyone who loves to use vintage designs as much as I do. Because you subscribe to my blog you get a discount to any item in my shop until the end of… Continue reading Now Open on Etsy

Inspiration, Lifestyle

A Broken Speedometer & Life Milestones

My cars speedometer is broken. I have no idea how fast or slow I'm going. I've taken to gauging my speed based on the cars around me and the landscape as I go by. To be honest, this not a very accurate way to figure out my speed. I hope to have it fixed as… Continue reading A Broken Speedometer & Life Milestones

Garden Life

Gardening on Instagram

Hello friends! I know it's been awhile since I've posted a blog but I wanted to let you know I haven't been totally dropping the ball. I've been working in my garden and getting ready for the growing season. If you want to follow along and get pointers and see some epic fails you can… Continue reading Gardening on Instagram

DIY

Q-Kids: Wax Leaves Project

Sometimes you find the PERFECT fall leaf. It's stunning and beautiful. It represents everything you love about autumn. Then it falls apart. Wouldn't it be great if we could make that leaf last a bit longer? "Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree." -Brontë Melt bees wax over heat (using… Continue reading Q-Kids: Wax Leaves Project

DIY, mom life

Q-Kids: Crayon Remake

If you're like us then you have a TON of broken crayons. I've done several crafts with broken crayons already but here is another one to try. This one makes crayons into a fun ty-dye effect. You will need: A muffin tin or silicone if you have onePaper muffin liners if your pan is not… Continue reading Q-Kids: Crayon Remake

Writing

5 Ways to Choose Your Next Project

Anyone else suffer from too many ideas? Anyone else know that all ideas are not equally good? How do you decide what to work on next? I've outlined how I process this dilemma for me below. You may have different factors and reasons but here are mine and I hope you find them useful as… Continue reading 5 Ways to Choose Your Next Project

cooking, Garden Life, Lifestyle

Roasted Tomatoes

Our garden has more jumbo cherry tomatoes than we hardly know what to do with this year. So to keep things going all winter long we spent some time roasting them up. What I love about preserving my own food is having full creative licence over it. If I don't like how it's turning out… Continue reading Roasted Tomatoes

Lifestyle

Q-Kids: Plantable Seed Art

We decided to save seeds this year. You can read more about that here or how to here. But we had a little mishap in the process. Our seeds got mixed up. With kids this is bound to happen at times. So we did some sorting and came up with this fun project in the… Continue reading Q-Kids: Plantable Seed Art

DIY, Garden Life, mom life

Q-Kids: Investigating Seeds

While some people's goal with gardens is to store up food. Mine has been to teach our kids where food comes from, how it grows, and how yummy it is. As the season starts producing food the question comes up about seeds. My kids wonder, can we eat them? What happens if we don't? After… Continue reading Q-Kids: Investigating Seeds

DIY, mom life

Q-Kids: Hand Kite

My kids love kites. I do not. As a parent who has to get the kite in the air, untangled, and gauge the weather the whole task feels daunting. So instead of a full blown kite we made these fun hand kites that can be used inside or out. All you need is: Shower curtain… Continue reading Q-Kids: Hand Kite

DIY, mom life

Q-Kids: Blue Jean Bunk Bags

We recently combined rooms for two of our kids. Let's just say it's going rough. It's hard to share space when you're young. To give each of the kids their own special space that was off-limits to the other I came up with this solution. Blue jean bunk bags. I took a pair of ripped… Continue reading Q-Kids: Blue Jean Bunk Bags