• Trash to Treasure Farmhouse End Table
    Farmhouse Style,  Furniture Transformations,  Home,  Trash 2 Treasure

    Farmhouse Table Transformation

    I finished this farmhouse end table a little while back and I have dying to share it with ya’ll. I think it turned out great, and it was so easy to do. I finished this piece in just a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Keep reading, I will share my tips for creating your own unique piece. First Things First The most important part is to start with a good piece of furniture, it doesn’t have to be in perfect condition. You just need to make sure it is sturdy and has a good shape. Don’t stress over dents, dings, or scratches they will just add more character to…

  • The Value of a Dollar
    Farm & Family

    The Value of a Dollar

      It all started with eggs… After living on the farm for a little bit we decided we needed to get some chickens. After all, what is a farm without a rooster crowing and hens free ranging around the yard? Plus, eggs, farm…fresh…eggs, enough said. Kyler and Kolten were still pretty young and we thought it would be a great experience for them. We purchased some Barred Rock chicks from the local hatchery. It was March and too cold to keep them in the coop, so their temporary home was a storage tote in the living room. The boys helped with feeding, watering and keeping the tote clean. We spent most…

  • Chicken and Dumplings
    Hearth,  Something Savory

    Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

    Almost just like Grandma’s….. This is one of my family’s favorites for Sunday dinner and one of my favorites to fix too. The bonus, it is really easy and cheap, under $10 a pot.  I always make a huge pot so we have plenty for weekday leftovers and freezer meals. If you want to make a smaller amount just start off with less chicken. Don’t be nervous, I’ll walk you through it. It’s all about the base…. The start to Ahhhmazing chicken and dumplings is the broth, and my secret ingredient…BUTTER. Put chicken and broth in a large stock pot, add butter, salt, pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Cover with water and…

  • cooking, recipes

    Welcome To The Hearth

    I enjoy spending time in the kitchen preparing meals from scratch for my family. I rarely follow any recipe to the letter as I usually add or change ingredients to suit our tastes. Most of the dishes I prepare frequently are my own creation or variations of recipes passed on by friends and family. No matter what your tastes, there should be something here to please everyone. Maybe you are looking for something savory, something sweet or just something easy. I am excited to share some of my favorites with y’all, and I can’t wait to hear what you think about them.