I have spent months working on this secret project and it has been a total joy. I created this with no intention of sharing it with anyone let alone the whole web but as I got some feedback from friends, I realized this could be helpful for anyone who has ruins that they want to… Continue reading FREE DESIGN WORKBOOK
Preorder Now Available!
I'm TOTALLY FREAKING OUT!!! It's happened! I now can share all the details of my new kid's book!!! If you want to skip the details and go straight to Amazon click this photo: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BF4DR7GL?maas=maas_adg_4476B70D23D7E3B29FC6AA3EE0D24E3E_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas&tag=maas First off check out this fantastic cover art, like wow! Second, I need to thank all the kids in my life… Continue reading Preorder Now Available!
Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
Before we get to the recipe I want you to go to your fridge and look at the ingredient list on the back of the BBQ sauce you have. The 1st listed ingredient is the highest amount in the bottle. I'm not sure about your bottle but the number one ingredient on mine is high… Continue reading Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
New Book Coming Soon!
I’ve been hard at work on a special project recently and I’m finally ready to tell you what it is! I’ve been writing a book and I’m so excited to share more details (including the cover and how to pre-order your copy) with you soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for my official… Continue reading New Book Coming Soon!
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
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
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
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
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
Reflecting on 2021
There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus Well 2021 was defiantly full of change, can I get an amen? I don't even want to get into the crazy that is Covid19 on this post so I won't. Let's leave it at it's made of mess of every routine. So change is inescapable, but I'm still… Continue reading Reflecting on 2021
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
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Q-Kids: FREE Coloring Pages
Coloring is one of our favorite winter pastimes here. So much so that I've run out of coloring books. So now I make our own pages and I wanted to share them with you for FREE. I hope you enjoy these fun designs.
Q-Kids: Wrap Your Door
We love Christmas here and it's even more fun when we amp up the house décor. So this year I let my kids wrap their bedroom door! We used garland, paper, drawings, bows, and a countdown chain. You can do this too with your own doors. Then each time you open the door it's like… Continue reading Q-Kids: Wrap Your Door
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
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
Q-Kids: Pumpkin Seed Snack
We love carving pumpkins at our house each year. My kids reach inside and always squeal "Eeewww! Pumpkin guts!" It's such fun. This time we didn't throw away our pumpkin guts. We ATE them! Well, at least the seeds. #DIY #momlife #snack #pumpkin
Q-Kids: Leaf Art
The leaves are falling and the colors are incredible here in Michigan. So it's time to bring some of that beauty inside with this fun fall craft. LEAF ART!! #DIY #craft #momlife #art #qkids
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
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