We’re well into our homestead barn conversion, and have been learning so much as we go! We’re novice builders, but are doing this whole thing ourselves–the good, the bad, and the ugly. Check out some of the lessons we’ve learned about pinching pennies, thinking creatively, and maintaining sanity.
You know that awkward moment when you’re decorating for Christmas and you realize… Your 2 year-old’s stocking says “Baby’s First Christmas” and you don’t have one for your infant? No, eh…. Just me. Well it happened, and what’s a girl to do on short notice? Make quick and easy no-sew stockings! Here is a great […]
We live on a farm/homestead and my husband and teenage son do all the feeding and watering of all our farm animals; tend the garden; and take care of the property. They track in things all day and all night long. I can vacuum a few times a day but the carpets still smell. As […]
My husband and I started our family shortly after graduating from university, so there was never really a time when we had extra money for things like interior decorating. Our apartments were decorated with hand-me-down furniture gathered from generous family and friends, and we were totally fine with that. Years later, with the advent of […]
I am very aware of the amount of water we have been putting through the washing machine with all the household laundry we were doing. I figured if we could capture the grey water and send it to the plants, it would solve both the issue of flooding out our sewerage field with too much […]
Do you have a small house with minimal storage? Need a little something to store your daily things? We built a small entry hall shelf with hooks for keys, coats, bars and more! Takes up small space and works great! This article breaks down this simple project from start to finish.