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Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread

This bread is super moist and yummy and uses lots of crisp fall apples. It has quickly become one of our family’s favorites! We used a mix of red and green apples, but I think this recipe would work well with whatever you’ve picked.   […]

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars- Yum!

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars- Yum!

If your family is anything like ours, you go through granola bars pretty quickly. Especially when we are traveling or packing lunches or school snacks. They are just such an easy thing to throw into the kids bags or my purse. And if you’re like […]

Homemade Fruit Leathers: Peach and Plum

Homemade Fruit Leathers: Peach and Plum

It’s back to school week this week and I’ve been trying to think of some easy school snacks that I can make ahead for the kids. Well, we happen to have had a pretty steady amount of peaches and plums coming in, so why not? […]

Yummy Zucchini Bread

Yummy Zucchini Bread

When the end of summer is drawing near, and you’ve made everything you can think of with all of your zucchini… try this yummy zucchini bread recipe! It’s easy to make, you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now, and your […]

Amazing Peach & Nectarine Cobbler

Amazing Peach & Nectarine Cobbler

It’s the beginning of August and we’ve just started pulling peaches ripe from the orchard. Not many are ripe yet here in Wisconsin, but we had a good bowl full of Early White Lady Peaches last Friday. With company coming over that night I thought […]

How to Make Berry Jam: Video & Recipe

How to Make Berry Jam: Video & Recipe

Went berry picking and now you have a bunch of leftover berries?? Whether it’s raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries- no worries! This simple homemade jam recipe will allow you to enjoy them all year long. (This is easily one of our most-used pantry items)   […]

A Little Tour of Our Garden: Video

A Little Tour of Our Garden: Video

It’s not perfect but it’s one of my favorite places to be. It is a place of fresh starts and new beginnings, curiosity, discoveries, and a place where my whole family works together. Every ounce of work that goes into it is completely worth it. […]

Easy Berry Galette

Easy Berry Galette

Honestly, what is a galette? Technically, Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or free form crusty cakes, but to me, it’s kind of a pie that you make without a pan. It’s a very fancy sounding, super-easy dessert. […]

What’s Coming Out of the Orchard in Late June…

What’s Coming Out of the Orchard in Late June…

When most people think of an orchard or fruit trees, they usually think about picking things in the late summer or fall. But there are actually a number of fruit trees and shrubs that you can plant that will provide fruit from early to mid-summer […]

Our Favorite Strawberry Shortcake!

Our Favorite Strawberry Shortcake!

It’s strawberry season! And after a solid hour or so at the farm with our kids, we have quite a few berries to use (a great problem to have, in my opinion). After making jam, and eating sliced berries for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we’re […]

Getting Ready to Plant Some Trees? Here’s A Checklist!

Getting Ready to Plant Some Trees? Here’s A Checklist!

So I’ve been tagging trees at several nurseries over the past month or so in preparation for our plant today. Hint- don’t be limited by what’s at the nursery closest to you. Fell free to check there first, but if they don’t have what you […]

Best Trees for Shade

Best Trees for Shade

Choosing one or more new trees for your yard can be a daunting task. There are many things to take into consideration. Trust me, I get it. Here’s a Tree Planting Checklist for you. In case you’re unfamiliar with our story… A few years ago, […]

Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 2, Shiplap and Sinkholes

Potting Shed Restoration: Phase 2, Shiplap and Sinkholes

Wowza, how is it March already?!? And how are we not done with this project yet?!?  The potting shed has proven to be one of the slowest-moving projects we’ve ever done. Seriously, we added an entire 2nd story to our previous house in less time! […]

A Natural Woodland Christmas Tree

A Natural Woodland Christmas Tree

Ok, as luck would have it- our new house allows for more than one Christmas tree!!!!! What?!?!?! Yes. Ma’am! As someone who has a passion for all things “Holiday” I am beyond excited about this (can you tell?) In my book, if you have room […]

How to Create Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces- Video

How to Create Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces- Video

Whether you are hosting your actual Thanksgiving dinner or not, any one of these centerpieces is sure to wow your holiday visitors. But why go to all the trouble?? I do it because I think it’s another way to show the people you care about, […]

How to Plant & Grow Beautiful Paperwhites for the Holidays- Video

How to Plant & Grow Beautiful Paperwhites for the Holidays- Video

    There is just something so incredibly beautiful about having pots filled with petite paperwhite flowers during the holidays. They are festive, they smell nice, and they can spruce up just about any area of your home! Better yet- they can be planted in […]