Pew-Pew-Procrastination

January to April are always busy months for me on a “work” level. Not only am I working my full-time job, but I also take on teaching a class at our local university, which involves some hands-on, out-of-class work. As an event coordinator, I would have thought my January to April would be a little…

Ellie’s Throne Plans

As promised, here are the build plans and supplies list to build Ellie’s Throne. Although we used it for our dogs to enjoy, they are very comfortable chairs and could be a nice addition to your home for people to enjoy instead. If making them for your own enjoyment, then I recommend either purchasing cushions,…

The Throne

Our dogs are spoiled, I will be the first to admit it. Growing up, both Kurt and I had dogs, so it was always known that we would have them in our adult lives. When I finished University and finally moved out of my parents house (thankful for the free accommodations!), I knew a dog…

Mapping Chaos

In June 2019, I made a post called “Carefully Planned Chaos” which outlined all the changes that we had been making over the years as we developed the yard. From 2014-2017 I had used a simple map that I had drawn that was somewhat to scale but not really. As we made changes each year,…

Ringing In The New Year

2020 has not been an easy year for many, and our year was not without its stresses. K was briefly laid-off, but luckily was able to go back quickly once his company had adjusted for COVID. I was on lay-off notice for 4 stressful months. I was one of the lucky few at my company…

M2C1 Kraftwerks Gift

If you haven’t noticed yet, I like making and receiving homemade gifts. There is something special about someone spending time creating something for you that fills your heart with warmth and joy. I love any gift that someone has chosen specifically for me, but I especially love a homemade piece. I went a little crazy…

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas

Thank you to everyone who has followed along on our adventure in landscaping, woodworking, baking, jam-making and whatever other fun things we decide to post about on this blog. We wish everyone a happy holiday, in whatever form or holiday you observe. Our Christmas this year has been quiet but festive with lots of FaceTime…

Howl-idays

This year Christmas will be a little bit different but no less special. I will miss spending it in a house full of the hubbub of family, but it is going to be its own kind of special with just Kurt, Ellie, Basil and I spending it together. It will be fun, the four of…

Food You Knead – Spiced Challah Bread

Last year for Christmas, our family rented a cabin for a winter wonderland holiday. There were cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, tobogganing hills, an outdoor firepit and a hot tub to soak in after all the fun. It was a perfect getaway. My parents gift to all of us was the rental for the week…

Baubles

I was prepared for Christmas this year…or so I thought. I was lucky enough to get most of my shopping done by the end of November, visiting local shops before COVID came roaring back and made it uncomfortable to be in busy places again. I was feeling good about the gift plans I had. Suddenly,…