Staining furniture

​ I’ve had this piece of furniture since my ex boyfriend’s lady friend gave it to me to keep my stereo on top of it. They had laid a piece of drywall as a top. My son painted the top and in the move to Oklahoma I threw it out (it was leaving drywall wherever…

Jewery Display

​ During the move I had just thrown all my jewelry into a basket and that is where it remained, tangling up and collecting dust. After the third time knocking it over, I decided that I needed a better solution to my jewelry.  I have had these frames since the move, begging me to use…

Stretching fencewire

​ Every once in a while you need to stretch a fence. In our case it’s when we have cantankerous ‘hooker’ cows (Where they place one of their horns in the wire and just flip it up and walk on through between) You need to stretch a fence and place stays in. Here I have…

Taking out a placenta

We had a heifer give birth this year to a beautiful baby. The birth was unassisted yet her placenta was hanging out of her. In most instances the placenta will fall out. After day three she started to appear tired so I knew she needed it out of her. She was in with two other…

Books for Boswell

​Boswell Elementary School is in desperate need of library books. We are the second poorest county in Oklahoma with 84% of our students falling under free or reduced lunches. We desperately need AR books! (www.arbookfinder.com) If you would like to donate please send your gently used or new books to Mr. Grimes in the high…

Remodel with pallets

Our guest bedroom remodel with pallets. Guest bedroom when we moved in!  The paint was peeling an the worst eyesore! Red and black!  We used Kilz paint and after a bunch of sanding we had a beautiful dark green color.  I ripped out the carpet which was covered in glue and glitter. I was amazed…

Green chile stew

With winter in full bloom, I wanted to bring a little New Mexico comfort food into my home. Green chile stew is a hearty meal. Served with a salad and cornbread can also count as gluten free. First wash your potatoes. I chose to make a crock pot meal and a freezer dump meal for…

Green chile sauce

I found out that once a year in Paris, Texas they have a Hatch Green Chile Festival at the Farmers Market. I couldn’t get there fast enough and buy two totes full.  They take green chile and fire roast them. I froze them so that I could enjoy the southwest flavor I grew up on…

Straight rows 

​ My organized seed ‘book’. 🙂 I separate it out by vegetable, fruit, herb and then put them in the case by different plant. It helps me to keep everything organized and for quick reference. The CD case will not shut completely (fyi) I am looking for a new case that is in a larger…

Giving meds to a canine

Most dogs will take meds with a little coaxing. However some dogs absolutely wont eat meds and in that case you need to prepare the meds a certain way and assist the dog with taking the meds. This is Gin. He’s my old man with a mouth infection from a stick that got lodged into…

Tooth Fairy Visit

The tooth fairy visit at our house was quite magical this year thanks to some glitter and an app called Catchy. My daughter lost her tooth and wanted to wait till Christmas so she could have Santa and the Tooth Fairy at her house. I first took glitter and dropped it in a line from…