Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DIY Produce Wash

Honestly I am a fan of homegrown, organic produce.
We have 1/3 of an acre lot, and we have planted and eaten a variety of produce grown in our yard.
Fruits like peaches, blackberries, pears and figs.
Vegetables like tomatoes, sweet peas, zucchini, lettuce, spinach and so on.

But with a family of 5, we still buy plenty of produce at the store.

Although I am always on the lookout for marked down organic produce,
truth is, we can't always fill our cart with it.

So our next best option is to wash our produce with our homemade produce wash.

It's easy, effective, affordable and safe for us and our environment.

Here is how to make yours.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Easy Wooden Headboard

If you remember,
almost two years ago, 
I built 2 wooden twin size bed frames (project HERE) out of a futon frame.
I initially just used a canopy to hang over the beds,
but this week I decided to build the headboards.
I looked in my stash and found some pieces I could use.

These were the backing of 2 solid wood bookshelves we got on

Friday, July 10, 2015

Carriage Style Doors

I have not been updating about our garage rec room conversion,
but we are making progress.
Electrical has been taking care of, the walls are getting the waterproof treatment, and the carriage style doors have been installed.

Originally I wanted to build the doors myself,
I had my plans done.
But life with little children (and life in general),
can get very busy.

So my husband and I decide to have our friend John building the doors for us.
He can build anything.
I told him what I wanted, the material to use 
(remember, I had my plans done with materials cost and everything),
and he made these