How to get started with small-scale home-brewing (for busy thrifty people) Say 'homebrewer' to most people and they will think of a neighbor with an enormous garage filled with kegs. Someone who has entire Sunday afternoons to while away lovingly scrubbing glass demijohns, undisturbed by family members or other niggling items on the to-do list.… Continue reading Small Scale Home-Brewing: Getting Started the Thrifty Way [Guest Post by Hollie Stephens]
Welcome to the fourth installment in my Diary of a First Time Homebuyer. This series is documenting my journey as my husband and I become homeowners for the first time. If you are just joining me for the first time, you can find the rest of this blog series at the following link: Diary of… Continue reading Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Extras
Hello! I am excited to share with you the house we have picked out! I was able to go over there yesterday for a few minutes to take some measurements, and a few photos so I can show you what we are in the process of buying. First, for those of you who haven't been… Continue reading Diary of a First-Time Homebuyer: The House
Here's some tips to keep him real a bit longer. Have a fireplace? Don't mind a little cleanup? Take some large men's boots, put them on your feet, and walk from your fireplace to your Christmas tree, stopping to sprinkle flour around your feet with each step to create footprints. Alternatively, there are stencils available… Continue reading Kids Questioning Santa? 10 Ways to Keep Them Believing
Watercolor art is all the rage right now. I am seeing it everywhere. Cards, stationary, blog headers. Everything seems to be watercolor. People are even getting watercolor work tattooed on their bodies. I want to take a moment to warn you, this is a step by step tutorial, with images, and detailed explanations of materials,… Continue reading Easy Watercolor Tutorial
It's December 2nd, and I am proud to report that I have pretty much finished with my holiday gift list! I only have one more yet to buy. This is pretty unprecedented for me since I am usually tight on money this time of year, and leave everything till the last minute. I have always… Continue reading Gift Haul!
So far in this blog when I talk cocktails it's usually something I have created myself. I love that I can share these concoctions with you and receive your feedback! Nothing makes me feel better than when I invent something that puts a smile on someone's face. I do realize though, that we all have… Continue reading Basic Cocktails 101
Have you always wanted a wet bar in your home, but don't have room or the money to make it happen? I got you! Today I have an easy DIY project for a space-saving, super low budget, attractive and functional cocktail station, that you could build in your kitchen, as I have, or virtually anywhere… Continue reading DIY: The Verticle Bar