Spring Dreaming

True to weather patterns in our area, we had a tease of mild weather in January followed by cold, snowy weather in February with a very cold snap that froze us for a few weeks. We always know it is coming, and yet it always still comes as a surprise after convincing myself that this…

Cutting Board Care 101

GENERAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS Normal wear and tear will occur with all cutting boards, but with a little maintenance, your boards can last a lifetime and continue to look amazing. Wood based kitchen items should never be left submerged in water for any amount of time. Most wood based kitchen utensils are also not meant to…

What’s Up Doc? Spiced Carrot Muffins

We have been enjoying a very mild winter so far this year. There has been snow, then it melts, then there is a bit more, and so on. A few weeks ago, when we were hitting between 5-10*C each day, I was itching to get out into the yard and do some work, but I…

Beautiful Boards

Well the experiment has come to an end and the final result is awesome….in my opinion but I am somewhat biased since I made them. As mentioned in my previous post, I have been wanting to try making cutting boards for a while now and in December I purchased some wood to finally dive into…

Everything Is Better With Butter

This won’t be your average recipe post, and the butter I’m referencing won’t be overly tasty…but it does make certain things better! This is all about board butter. With the creation of some cutting boards out of some beautiful woods, I wanted to make sure that whoever gets them will have the opportunity and knowledge…

Chop It Like It’s Hot

During the Christmas rush, when I was building all sorts of advent calendars and experimenting with those, I invested in some really beautiful hardwoods. My intention was that when things slowed down, I would spend some time learning how to make some cutting boards. We aren’t talking the cutting boards that you find in the…

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…

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…