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…

Santa fun

We choose to have Santa visit during the holiday season! We cut out of a piece of paper boot prints and reindeer prints. Then we sprinkled cornstarch within our cut outs and around to look like he dusted the place. That silly reindeer, Comet also lost two bells in the process like in Polar Express….

Awards Display

My son started 4h. He was the president for two years until we lost our 4h leader. We travel to another town to learn and compete with. For the last three years my son, Reese has learned about Forestry. He has competed at a regional and state level for Oklahoma.  I made one board and…

All natural disinfectant wipes

​I saw this recipe on a pinterest site and decided to add some things and take out some things …the result was this recipe: 2 tsp borax  1/4 cup vinegar 3 cup hot water 1 squirt of castille soap (I used peppermint) I then take a regular paper towel roll and cut it in half….

Defining curly hair

​ Many people always ask how I get my daughter’s hair defined.  Step 1: Wash your little one’s hair with shampoo. Rinse the shampoo out completely. Repeat if you want, I never re-wash. Step 2: I then put about a dime size amount (for her hair) of conditoner in my palm and rub my hands…

Framing with Pallets

What do you do when you have a bunch of old prints around the house in plastic frames? You create! My husband has some amazing photos but they were in either plastic frames or gold frames. Since we have no gold in our house, I thought it was time that I pull out the famous…

Brown paper flooring

AFTER ​ BEFORE If you hate carpets and have a particle wood sub flooring…this is the post for you!  I have decided to rip out carpet! Particularly because I have grape juice stains …in about two rooms…We live on a busy ranch and the carpet is just trashed…despite bringing in carpet shampooers and my personal…

Weaning cattle

Weaning calves from their mothers is a very important part of ranching operations. Some ranches take the calf off the mother and take them to sale. We choose to wean. We buy commodities with medicated feed. Then during the first couple of days we make sure everyone gets to feed. We treated the red and white…