Category Archives: Home on the Range

Easy Crochet Projects a Beginner Can Complete in a Weekend!

Easy crochet beginner weekend

As most of you know, I’ve been recovering from surgery for the past few weeks. I have not been able (read: allowed by the doctor OR my family) to do anything remotely strenuous, but there’s only so many makeup tutorials you can watch on YouTube without getting bored, right? So I have been slowly taking some pictures of the crochet… Read more »

Keeping Sports Team Uniforms Clean

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sports team uniforms clean

It’s that time of year – school is starting up again and Mamas everywhere are sending their little darlings off to class in sparkling new clothing and shiny shoes.  Except me … as a year round home schooling Mama, my kids will show up for class in torn t-shirts and shorts that are just barely going to make it through what’s left of summer.  But even… Read more »

Summertime (& why I’ve been MIA)

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Summertime

You GUYS!  I know I’ve been absent from the blog for a while, but I’ve been SO summertime busy.  And I know every single one of you Mamas out there know exactly what I mean by that:  I’ve been working in the yard, the garden, the house, catching up on all sorts of things … including school, and trying to get us all… Read more »

DIY Wasp Deterrent

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DIY wasp deterrent

I love God’s creatures. Most of them anyway. I’m not a fan of the sting-y ones, though.  Mosquitoes, those grey flies that like to bite you right at the back of the knee … and wasps.  I hate wasps.  Today, I’m going to share with y’all the most effective, cheapest, easiest, and most clever diy wasp deterrent EVER! My husband is deathly allergic to… Read more »

Bunk Bed Makeover Using Paint and Petroleum Jelly

Bunk Bed Makeover Using Paint and Petroleum Jelly

Something that has been looming on my ‘To Do’ list for several months has been my younger daughter’s bunk bed makeover using paint and petroleum jelly. (More on that crazy-sounding process in a minute) I bought a simple wooden bunk bed set last summer off a local Facebook buy/sell/trade page for only $20. My intention was to get them spruced up and put in my… Read more »

Pinterest Project Review

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If you follow me on Pinterest, you are familiar with my ‘Pins I’ve Tried‘ board.  This is where I normally put all the crafts, projects, recipes and ideas I’ve tried – hence the board title.  I always add a few notes about my experience for the next potential pinner.  But today, I’m stepping out a little and doing a full-on Pinterest project… Read more »

What Makes a House a Home?

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What makes a house a home?  It’s a question I ponder from time to time.  Mostly when I’m frustrated with our tiny, old, non-functional house and daydreaming about building my dream home.  But today, I want to share with you my thoughts on the subject, because I think the distinction is important. As defined in the dictionary, house is a “building for human… Read more »

Pray for Barber County

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Hey y’all. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve been seeing my posts about what’s happening where I live in south central Kansas.  If you don’t, here’s the deal … Monday afternoon, we were alerted to a large wildfire burning just a few miles to the east of our homestead.  It was a big fire, fueled by that good old… Read more »