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 projects I completed over the past month to share with y’all.  These are simple crochet Continue Reading

The BEST (Super Cheap) Laundry Stain Remover

laundry stain remover

With a family of six, keeping up with laundry is a never-ending challenge.  Stains, tears, smells, weird color migrations – some days it’s like God Himself is testing my ability to care for my family’s clothing.  While I use a really effective natural laundry detergent, sometimes it needs just a little help with the really stubborn spots.  And I could not live without this particular laundry stain remover I’m going to talk about today. Over Continue Reading

Summertime (& why I’ve been MIA)

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 on an efficient-yet-fun summertime schedule. I haven’t accomplished as much as I wanted to so far, but Continue Reading

DIY Wasp Deterrent

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! Let me begin by saying — my husband is deathly allergic to bees and wasps.  So in the interest of keeping Continue Reading

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Today is Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.  My husband is in the field … where he’s been all week … cutting the rye for hay.  A process that was supposed to take 2 days.  And is now in it’s 6th day because of breakdowns on virtually every possible piece of equipment that can break down, including my husband.  It’s been a stressful and harried week. As I am writing this blog post, I’m being interrupted more times Continue Reading

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 younger daughter’s room before fall.   I forgot to take pictures of the beds before Continue Reading

Pinterest Project Review

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 review, which I hope to start including regularly in the blog. Today, I’m talking about an Continue Reading

That Farm Mama is Now on Instagram

Guess what, Y’all?!  That’s right …  That Farm Mama is now on Instagram!!!  I’ve taken the plunge and you can follow me @thatfarmmama! I’m starting slowly … ’cause I’m an old dog learning new tricks, remember.  😛  But I’m really excited about taking on this new (to me) social media platform and having even more chances to interact and get to know y’all! I’ve had some people ask me why I’m not on Instagram and Twitter yet … and Continue Reading