Updated Basic Wood Stools

Updated Basic Wood Stools

Do you have those basic wood stools somewhere in your home? We have had ours for over 20 years for sure! And although I love having them, I have grown tired of their basic and beat-up look. Today, I will show you how you can have updated Basic Wood Stools with a few simple steps. This project took me 2 days total (drying time included) and only required a mouse sander, a simple decal/stencil, black chalk paint, and some type of clear coat.

Updated Basic Wood Stools

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Homemade Banana Bread

How many times do we buy bananas and never eat them before they turn brown? Oh I admit, I’m a bit guilty in doing this. However, I think subconsciously I tell myself when they are brown, they are ready for me to use. The darker the banana, the better it is for homemade banana bread. Today, I will share my recipe for making the delicious homemade banana bread that I used to make in our bakery when we owned it.

Bananas that are over ripened work best!

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Homemade Blueberry (or any berry) Muffins

blueberry muffins

Oh muffins! I just adore muffins, especially blueberry, or any berry, muffins. Fresh, homemade blueberry muffins. They are good with a big cup of coffee or tea in the morning for breakfast. Or they are good for a snack any time of the day. Oh how I love muffins!

Fresh blueberries from the one blueberry bush I have on the farm.

Muffins also come in all varieties and sizes as well. But when it is blueberry season, we make blueberry muffins. Warm, fresh out of the oven blueberry muffins are my favorite.

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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

I adore comfort food and lots of cheese! My favorite and easiest recipe of Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo hits all of the comfort food feels for our family. It is very cheesy and super delicious. And although I serve it with a side salad full of healthy vegetables, this meal definitely fits into the comfort food category.

Today, I made Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo for my family because my kiddos actually ask for it. When I ask everyone, “So, what meal would you like me to put on the weekly menu?” 99% of the time, this one makes the list. (I’ll share others with you over the next few months.)

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Daily Workout and Morning Routine

morning routine sky

It’s chilly out there. Well, at least for now. Here in central Oklahoma, we tend to get this warm snap early in the spring. However, we usually get a late freeze too. I am typing this on April 18th. Our last projected frost date is April 19th but we are expecting a freeze on the 20th. Geez! Some one spring! But regardless of how cold or hot it is, I work hard to get my daily workout and stick to my morning routine.

Even though we still have cold mornings, things on the farm must be done. Each morning, I begin my daily workout and routine as usual. First and foremost, I always begin my morning in the Word and spend time with God. It is the most important thing I do all day. I pour a cup of warm coffee with a little bit of cream, open my Bible and study His Word. Spending time with God is the most important part of my day. I spend a good amount of time speaking to Him in prayer. To make this happen, I wake up extra early just to make this happen.

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Preserving Farm Fresh Eggs

freezing eggs

The winter months bring a slow-down of egg production on the farm. Shorter daylight hours and colder weather give our hens the okay to not lay as often, giving us a much lower farm fresh egg count daily. There are even days when I do not get any eggs for our family.

Farm Fresh Eggs

With the warmer weather and longer daylight hours, our hens go into overdrive. Now that spring has hit the farm and it is starting to warm up so quickly, our chickens are laying like crazy. Y’all! I’m telling you, we get anywhere between 12 to 22 eggs a day! A DAY! A for a family of 4, there is just NO WAY we can eat that many eggs. So, I have learned a way to preserve our farm fresh eggs for the winter months when our chickens are taking a break.

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Homeschool Classroom Area Organization Tips

School at home seems to have become more “normal” than it used to be. Many families are struggling how to make virtual schooling work at home. Although not all families are traditional homeschooling families, I want to share some simple ways to organize your “school at home” or “homeschool” area. We’ve made a few changes to our homeschooling room (closet) which has made schooling more enjoyable and also more relaxed. The key to this …… homeschool classroom area organization.

The Room BEFORE

As a traditional homeschool family, our schooling area is not confined to one room or space. We school ALL OVER! Believe me when I tell you, we school everywhere. We school in the kitchen, the living room couch, the car, even the stable. Sometimes, school must come with us and sometimes, we spend the entire day sitting on our bed, learning and growing. It is super important though to have one designated space where all of your schooling materials need to be. Keeping this school area organized is the key to a smooth running school time and makes it so much more enjoyable for everyone. Homeschool classroom area organization is truly the key.

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