Knitting Weather and Pattern Links

mix and match knit baby mitts

A funny thing happened... As soon as we had a few cooler days, I wanted to knit! This is my first winter since I've started wearing a head covering, and I wanted to find a hood of some sorts that I could wear over my cover, that wouldn't require me to have to fix it like taking off a tight hat would. This is what I came up with. This was the [More...]


Dandelion Honey Recipe

dandelion honey

  I know, I know. Honey comes from bees. But if you have dandelions and no bees, this is a yummy alternative! It may not be as healthy as honey because it uses processed sugar but it tastes surprisingly similar to honey and makes for a good treat. Making dandelion honey is a bit time consuming (mostly just letting the honey simmer) but [More...]

Easy Easter Craft for Young Children

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  I was feeling brave the other day and told the kids we were going to paint. I had seen this craft idea and we actually had everything we needed: canvas (I used flat ones that were in packs of 3 from the dollar store), masking tape or painter's tape, and paint. The set up is easy. Just put the tape on the canvas in the shape of a cross. [More...]

Baked Pancakes Recipe and Homemaking Link-up

baked pancakes recipe

I don't know about you, but there has always been one part of a pancake breakfast that I always dreaded a bit. And that was flipping pancakes while trying to serve the kids. I almost always ended up with at least one burned pancake because I would get busy cutting pancakes and pouring syrup. I would stay quiet cooking to try to finish them all [More...]

How to Make Snow Ice Cream and Homemaking Link-up

how to make snow ice cream

We got another good dumping of snow the other day. They said it would only be 5-10cm. Yea..it was more than that overnight, and it snowed heavily the entire next day. When I opened the front door mid-morning, our driveway looked like this. There are actually 3 steps going down from the house to ground level. With all of this brand new, [More...]

2 Recipes for 5 Minute Homemade Silly Putty

silly putty recipe

My kids and I made this the other day and they loved it! Best of all, it was quick, cheap, and easy. You need: 120 mL white glue 120 mL water 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp borax food colouring Directions: First, measure out your glue. Next, add in the 120 mL of water. Stir, then add in your choice of food colouring. In a [More...]

Meal Plan Monday 11/25

meal plan

It's Monday already and I'm planning our meals for the week! Monday- taco casserole Tuesday- chicken and rice Wednesday-  lasagna Thursday- shepherd's pie Friday-homemade pizza..it's been a while! Saturday- meatloaf Sunday- leftovers Once again, it's very simple meals using foods we already have in the house so that we can keep [More...]