Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Deliciousness

Karen’s husband likes to mention every autumn that pumpkin is actually a winter crop as his response to the hype over the coming of fall, a.k.a. “pumpkin season”. In honor of that, and as an offering of something sweet and a different kind of treat for Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing a favorite autumn-y/winter-y/doesn’t matter what season… Continue reading Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Deliciousness

Windows with a (New) View: Part 2 (How to Replace a Pane of Glass)

Windows with a (New) View: Part 1 Replacing the missing glass in my first frame was the step I was dreading the most because it was so far out of my scope of experience. I dug around online and found several fairly helpful sites with directions (like this one), and since I was not replacing… Continue reading Windows with a (New) View: Part 2 (How to Replace a Pane of Glass)

Windows with a (New) View: Part 1 (Cleaning Old Frames for Restoration)

Do you ever see old barn or house doors, windows, hardware, et cetera in an antique store and have take yourself by the hand out of said store before you spend money you don’t have? I (Karen) had to do that pretty much all of 2014 and 2015. Something about my husband working on an… Continue reading Windows with a (New) View: Part 1 (Cleaning Old Frames for Restoration)

Lemon Curd & the Start of a Family Tradition

Hospitality is the theme for our next few posts, and our recipe comes from a woman who epitomized hospitality. Beth and Karen’s family settled into a neighborhood when the girls were in high school and junior high (and their parents still live in there), and very quickly became good friends with their next-door neighbors who were… Continue reading Lemon Curd & the Start of a Family Tradition