We have a chipping sparrow that has been fighting his reflection in our windows all week, and he was starting to look a bit beat up. So my husband came up with a solution! I found this on my desk when I woke up: Which, not going to lie, I was little confused until I … Continue reading In Case of Chipping Sparrow
ALL the Soda Syrups!
I posted a while back that we got a Spärkel carbonator. It's like a Soda Stream, but instead of a million canisters of CO2 that you have to keep replacing, it uses baking soda and citric acid. Anyway, we bought a variety of soda syrups for it, some of which I had shipped from Canada … Continue reading ALL the Soda Syrups!
When we first moved into our house, one of our housewarming gifts was a cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens. Lately my husband has been experimenting and learning new recipes, and he picked out a Teriyaki steak recipe from the cookbook, and it was absolutely amazing on the grill. The official recipe was 'Steak Teriyaki … Continue reading Teriyaki Steak
Valentine’s Day Whoops!
I love getting gifts for my husband, and he likes flowers and cards, so Valentine's Day is perfect for this. But I'm always afraid I'll forget, so I get a card for him, seal it, and tell him to open it on Valentine's. This year... I forgot that I'd gotten a card. Four times. My … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Whoops!
Guys Should Get Flowers Too
Roses were super on sale at ALDI this last Thursday, so I bought a bouquet for my husband. Yes, my husband, because he loves getting flowers, just like I do.
A Music Box for My Husband
For his birthday, I bought my husband a music box, but not just any music box. This one lets you compose and use your own music! Did I mention my husband plays multiple instruments, by ear? I thought this would be right up his alley. Plus, all the parts are replaceable, just in case. The … Continue reading A Music Box for My Husband
20 Year High School Reunion
Yes, it really has been that long since I graduated. One of my classmates put a lot of effort, money, and time into the reunion, so I'm grateful to her. I didn't initially realize how much work she did to make it be a nice evening, so thank you! I only misnamed four people. *facepalm* … Continue reading 20 Year High School Reunion
My Freezer Don’t Fit
We bought a new standing freezer for food storage from my garden, and I'm slowly filling it. That said, the set up we had for it was awkward. Even with my chair pushed in all the way at the kitchen table, the door didn't want to open far enough to let us take things out … Continue reading My Freezer Don’t Fit
My Husband Put Up Bird Feeders!
Okay, this totally needed photos! We already had this feeder on the existing Shephard's hook. My mom gifted my husband with this one: And so I got him a matching one because hummingbirds will fight to the death over a feeder: And of course, if you have hummingbird feeders, you have to have oriole feeders … Continue reading My Husband Put Up Bird Feeders!
Updates on the Wood Box
Because the top of the wood box my husband made is particle board for now, he painted it to resist the weather a bit better. And then, he went through our wood pile of wood and brush and broke it down! The big, useful-but-won't-fit bits are to the side. Look how neatly it fits: Here's … Continue reading Updates on the Wood Box