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DIY Trashy Tutu from Plastic Sacks

I made myself a tutu for my sister’s “Trashy” themed bachelorette party. I think she had more of a Jersey Shore theme in mind, but I chose to take the theme literally. I had a tube skirt from derby that I rolled up and fit around the back of a...

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Easy Freeze Zucchini

With my garden winding down for the winter it was time to use up the last of my zucchini.  Despite my best efforts (even featuring a week of zucchini recipes on my food blog) I still had some left over, and more than I could use fresh, so I froze...

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Fall Garden Update

The temperature dropped to 34 F last night which means my time in the garden is winding down.  I love all of the Iowa seasons but I look forward to fall the most. I have my garlic planted and hope to harvest it next July. I am growing Inchelium Red and...

Published Pattern in Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine!

Published Pattern in Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine!

Yikes! I’m a published author in Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine! I have yet to get my hands on a copy, but Mom (Jo Kramer of Jo’s Country Junction) posted the above picture on Facebook.  I’m so happy with the picture of my afghan! “Scrap Happy” was inspired by an...

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Bruce the Yellow Lab Puppy: 20 Weeks

We had quite the scare with Baby Bruce this week.  He went to play at the farm on Saturday while Spencer was doing some side work.  Bruce got into a whole bag of dog treats and was very sick. I was away for the weekend at a derby mixer so...

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Bruce The Yellow Lab Puppy: 17 Weeks

Yes, at one point Bruce was 16 weeks, we just did not get it photo-documented in the “official” chair. We were lucky to get a few good ones this week.  As you can see, he was missing the “official” monkey. We had to use it to keep his concentration… …and...

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Bruce the Yellow Lab Puppy: 15 Weeks

I’ve been holding off on Bruce’s 15 week pictures assuming I could get some that actually look decent.  Alas, I did not, and his 16 week pictures are already due tomorrow! So here, in all of his can’t-sit-still glory, are the little mister’s pictures from last week. Bruce doesn’t sit...

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Checking In When I Can

After visiting my family for the weekend my parents sent me home with a laundry basket full of produce.  In the two days I was gone my garden exploded and I picked a basket of my own.  Needless to say, I had a very busy labor day canning nearly 50...