Holiday Greenery on Display in Our Entryway

Looking to spruce up your entryway for the holidays? Amanda Fontenot of Amanda Fontenot Blog was able to revamp her front entryway for the holidays with some help from The Home Depot. Check out her blog post below for tips and tricks on adding holiday decor to your space — inside and out!  I absolutely love the holidays …

A School Garden Thrives In Challenging Times

How can a school garden survive this pandemic? It takes courageous educators, some determined parents and a lot of community support. Here’s an inner-city school garden that just keeps on giving, despite the blocks and hurdles that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on our schools.  The Garden Club at Daniel A. Grout Elementary School in southeast Portland, …

Blueberry Scone Recipe

Homemade blueberry scones for the win! Sweet (but not too sweet) they’ll pair perfectly with a warm drink on a chilly day. Stave off the chill with a batch of Homemade Wassail or Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa.   Tips for making this Blueberry Scone Recipe Getting the texture and moisture right in a baked scone […] The …

Useful Stocking Stuffers under $10 for Dad and Mom

Useful stocking stuffers are the best! Find things Mom and Dad need under $10. Plan ahead and find some great ideas with our list. More gift guides: gift ideas for cat lovers, gift ideas for everyone on your list, and sentimental gift ideas. Christmas time is coming, we love to get ahead on what we […] The …

Basement Remodel Update (with Exposed Ceiling)

We’re renovating the basement in our 1960’s house! See where we’re at now with the basement remodel, what we’ve done so far, and how we plan to modernize this basement, including the exposed ceiling beams.  See the other projects we’ve done in this home (the Birch House) here, and catch up on all the Birch […] The …

21 Sentimental Gifts to DIY this Christmas

 Here are some perfect simple sentimental gifts to DIY this Christmas (or anytime!) for everyone – from your spouse to your grandma! While you’re at it, take a look at DIY Christmas Gifts for under $10, $20 and $50 and Gifts for Kids to Make on Their Own and great ideas for Holiday Neighbor Gifts. […] The …