Chris made me delicious cinnamon buns this weekend for after my walk with my friend Sue on Sunday. They didn't last long in our house, and boy were they spot on for the old buns I used to enjoy. Delicious cinnamon buns! This is the original recipe we used to make them. We made some … Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls Gluten-Free & Vegan
We had a lovely Valentine's weekend together as a family. It is cold, snowy, and winter here, but we made the best of it enjoying each other and Chris bought me my favorite local "vlugen" donuts (stands for vegan/gluten-free). Don't these look delicious?! They are my favorite, especially the chocolate frosted! I'm thankful that in … Continue reading Barn Doors and Donuts
Wishing you the best Valentine's Day filled with self-love, family love, and love in all areas of your being. The sweetest thing was the day I brought Ruby home and found her heart was literally on her fur coat.
Last year, we had zero snow. It was fitting since we were prepared with snow pants and boots given to the boys from my in-laws, and snowman building toys from my Mom. The only other year it didn't snow was the year my Mom bought all her grandchildren sleds for Christmas. Yep, that's just how … Continue reading Snowy Days
When all the store shelves became bare, I wasn't worried about a few items that had disappeared. For one, we had enough soap because I've been making my own foaming hand soap for well over a year now. It's super simple, cheap, and great especially if you have any issues with all the chemicals in … Continue reading Quick and Easy Two Ingredient Foaming Hand Soap
You don't even want to see the first cloth mask I went out in. It was a no sew idea: cloth napkin folded over two hair ties with a tissue folded inside of it. I think it was about 3 inches thick... Okay, okay, here it is! My first cloth-napkin wrap around mask before it … Continue reading Testing Out Many DIY Face Mask Options
After I set up my sewing machine, I quickly realized that working on snack tables wasn't going to cut it. While we aren't going shopping much at all these days, I knew I was going to need a slightly more sturdy sewing/craft table to work on in our office space. Chris at first was reluctant, … Continue reading Easy DIY Scrap Wood Sewing Table
While my upcoming posts are all about what we're working on during this pandemic within our little space of the world, I thought I'd share a little of what New Jersey looked like for us back in March. Shutdown of Parks and Playgrounds Within about two weeks of the pandemic epicenter in NJ, they closed … Continue reading Our Corner of the World: March 2020
It's been 40 days since we've been out of school, no longer allowed to go out to a store or the gym, play in playgrounds, or generally see or spend any time with anyone outside of our immediate family. Our last day of being in our school buildings here in NJ was Friday, March 13th. … Continue reading 40 Days of Social Distancing
I'm not sure! Over the past few years, I've ebbed and flowed in my desire for side hustles vs. second jobs, and back again. I've decided to pull back hours on one of my second jobs, to pick up more side hustle hours, to now picking up another second or third job or fifth place … Continue reading How many Second Jobs or Side Hustles are too many?