Monday, November 21, 2011

Finishing our Basement!!!

Yay!!! I have been waiting for this project to get done and the time is here. It is going to take us a while to get this done but are hoping to be completely done by The end of June in time for the Boys birthday party!

We are thinking of doing a barn theme! Love love love! I asked on my facebook for any fun decorating ideas that anyone may have , so I am asking you on here as well. :) We are going to making our own sliding barn doors, to use as our doors into Tom's workshop and another for the laundry room.   Our doors will be a rougher look though.

We are also are also going to use an old wagon as a coffee table. Like this one

We are also going to be using wooden crates as end tables.

For the laundry room we are putting in a utility sink and I had the idea of using one of those large metal gardening buckets, kind of like this but wider
we will coat it with a water proof seal and my husband will drill a hole for the drain. What what do you think?

So we are on our way, we have one wall framed out so far but there is only so much you can do with two kids around :)  Thanks for reading! :)

~ Katie

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chickens, Turkeys and quiet days

I got my Meyer Hatchery 2012 Catalog. ( . I have picked out the chickens we will get someday! I have picked out the Buff Orphingtons and some Barred Plymouth Rocks. Ahhh I can't wait . I also picked out the Bourbon Red Turkey . :) ( He will be for Thanksgiving.)  Every time I look at this Magazine I am like a kid in a candy store! :)  Where do you get your chickens if you have them? What kinds do you have or do you want to get? I would love to hear! And for those who are waiting for your homestead, it is never to early to plan :) and dream!  I am going to look at burpees today to get my seed list ready and maybe order a few for the coming years garden.

Today is a quiet day around here. The boys are playing , I washing and hanging laundry out.  Also, making cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing. YUM! Recipe from : Best I have ever had! You should stop by her website and check out other yummy recipes that she has made. 

 What are you doing today on your homestead? Have a wonderful day!

~ Katie

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Well I haven't  posted for a few days . My family had come down with the stomach bug. Yuck! Thankfully we are now better and getting back into the swing of things. :)

 Today I got raspberry bushes from a friend of mine that I knew in youth group, it was so great to see her again and she is on a simple life/ homesteading journey as well so that is awesome too! I get to have someone to chat with about that and share our experiences together! Can't wait to talk to her agian!

So back to what I was saying. She was so gracious enough to give me a bunch of their raspberry bushes. We both did some research and I am looking for anyone who has raspberries or has ever planted them. When is the best time to do so? We both found some articles that said fall is good and others that said wait till early spring to plant them . So any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

Sorry this is such a short post. I will be working on menu plan tomorrow and will try to post it then . Hope you are all doing wonderfully! Anything new on your homestead? I would love to hear!!! :)


Friday, November 4, 2011


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wow I know it has been a long time.

I know it has been a long time since I have written here!  Life has been very hectic lately with my oldest son starting school this year and I took on a job at my church.
We have finished preparing the small garden around the house and the strawberry patches for winter. Next we are going to work on the big garden and get that one ready for winter. Hopefully we can work on some of that tonight and this weekend.

I am already in the midst of making out my list of things I want to grow ,next year. I am not going to do certain things that didn't work out well last year. Such as the corn and the watermelon. We will just have to buy these at the veggie stand. :)

Thanksgiving is coming up! I love this time of year (also Christmas) , because I get to spend a whole day with my whole family! I love family time so much! I guess that is why I don't like to travel. hahah Or as my husband would call me a homebody. :) I don't mind I take that as a compliment.

Anyway, I am so thankful to God, my family and friends for so much they have done for me and my life! They keep me motivated knowing that someday God will provide us the live we always dream of having with our children. I can't wait for that day, but even where we are there is so much to be thankful for that we take for granted. I want to challenge you to sit down for a few minutes ( I know when does a mom have time to do that) okay then maybe while you are throwing in a load of laundry thank the Lord for something you are thankful for, maybe those clothes you are washing or those dishes you are washing, or the food that was on those dishes. Really take the time this month and every month to be thankful for what you do have and not complain about the things you don't have. :)

I am going to live my life by this Bible verse. This is by far one of my favorites.

Philippians 4:11-12

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

I will try to keep this blogging up! haha Thank you for those who do follow me! Have a wonderful day!