Sweet Potato Pie FOR DAYS!


Over the weekend we my husband harvest our sweet potatoes.With the weather changing here in the Chicagoland area we were afraid a frost would sneak up on us and ruin our crop.I’m so glad we went ahead and harvest them.Last year my grandmother gave me a call to remind us not to let a frost catch us and this year we beat her to her reminder call.

Free for (f)ALL Decorating: Everyday Tablescape


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Catalog Look for Less:Pottery Barn Decor Inspiration & $3 Storage Ottoman


The DIY that I created was the ottoman. Well, actually my husband created.We had some free wood in the garage along with an ottoman top that I bought at a garage sale this summer for 3 bucks!My hubby did an amazing job on it and I stained it with some leftover stain we had from doing the kids floors. Watch the video below and let me know how well I did with taking the Pottery Barn elements and adding them to our family room.

Free for (f)ALL Decorating: Simple Fall Centerpiece


This week I’ve been decorating for fall throughout my home and as much as I love summer, when fall comes around I’m excited for the cooler weather. I’ve already shared with you how I decorated our Free Find Buffet for fall while using the decor I already have and if you want to know how […]

Free for (f)ALL Decorating: Decorating Buffet for Fall


This week I will be sharing with you how I’m decorating my home for fall by shopping my home. Hubby and I are on a no buy so I need to get my decorating done without spending a dime out of my pocket.

End of Summer Garden Walk- Thru and Herb Harvest


The summer is swiftly winding down and you can tell by our crops. The tomato harvest is no longer as plentiful and the cucumbers are producing their last cucumbers. We planted

Fall Planting & Harvesting Potatoes: The Small, The Medium & The Mushy

7 pound potato harvest

The summer gardening season is coming to an end and we finally had the opportunity to plant some cool crops and harvest our potatoes.Before harvesting our potatoes I have grabbed potatoes here and there to eat for dinner and to share with family and friends.

It Mint A Lot


Finally got around to harvesting some refreshing peppermint to dehydrate the other day. Come to think of it, I haven’t checked on the mint that’s growing behind the greenhouse lately and I’m sure it’s all out of control. Hopefully I’ll remember to check on it in the morning.

Freezer Preserving Tomatoes & Peppers

Freezer Preserving Tomatoes and Peppers

We’ve been doing good with preserving our herbs and now, that we have harvesting, dehydrating and storing herbs down, it’s time to do the same with the other vegetables.However, when it comes to preserving your harvest, what often happens is you may only have enough to harvest and eat now and nothing to eat later.

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Get your skunky hands off my mators!


We’re thinking a skunk has been helping itself to our tomatoes. Hence the picked over tomato and the half eaten one on the ground. Last night was…