We live in New Hampshire and Maine. Winter means snow, ice, and cold temperatures. BRRRR! As the mercury drops, we spend a lot of time and energy figuring out how to keep the heat in our homes and stay warm efficiently. Preventing drafts is key to this process. And believe it or not, doors are huge culprits. Here are some great DIY Door Draft Stopper no sew and other ideas to keep your family toasty this winter. Whether they lead to the outside or to a closet, doors allow a lot of cold air to seep into the house. Door draft stoppers are the answer! Of course, you can buy door draft stoppers here, but we never say no to a DIY project. If you’d like to make your own DIY door draft stopper, we’ve got several methods for you to try.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year! Everyone gets in the holiday spirit in some way. We love DIY Christmas decorations. Our friends have started to share and scour their boards for fresh ideas. Chris is a fan of ALL toilet paper roll craft ideas. So when we saw this toilet paper roll craft for Christmas, we knew our readers would love it also! And the best part is this is a perfect Christmas decoration to make yourself or with your kids! [Read more…]
With the cool, crisp air of fall and the changing leaves, it’s the perfect time to make seasonal crafts. Fall in New England and many other parts of the country is a magical time. We like to capture some of that magic with DIY projects and crafts. These fall craft ideas are some of our favorites. [Read more…]
Zucchini Recipes – they’ll change your life! Promise! Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables that you will enjoy. This is great news for everyone who grows zucchini because these plants often produce exceptional amounts of vegetables each year. (See our post about how to preserve garden vegetables if you just have too much zucchini.) Before you freeze it, consider using it!
Some people may feel that zucchini is a little bland. Therefore, they are not really interested in using it while cooking. The truth is, the mild flavor of zucchini makes it an exceptional ingredient for almost any dish because you can season it to taste. [Read more…]
This vegetable and beef chili recipe came from the Beyond Diet 7 Day Rescue plan and is one of my favorites. I can have this ready in 15 minutes and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. And of course, I make a lot every time and fill the freezer and have a quick go-to lunch idea. For lunch, I add some rice in. For dinner, I just eat it plain or use it as my pizza sauce on homemade pizzas. As a snack, I put it on top of tortilla chips with some cheese. Can I just say these are amazing nachos without a lot of the added effort and one of our faves! [Read more…]
Let’s make spring wreaths! Wreaths make beautiful wall or door decorations any time of year. When you create a DIY spring wreath, it’s that much better! We like to swap our wreaths out based on the seasons and holidays. Seriously. Without a doubt, spring wreaths are some of our favorites! The colors and flowers are so pretty (See more ways to display flowers). And after a long winter, everyone wants to see something colorful! Whether you make your own wreaths for each season or just want to DIY spring wreaths, they’re super easy to make and always enhance the space they’re in. Here are a few of our favorite spring wreaths to try yourself. [Read more…]
This zesty beef meatloaf recipe is one of my favorites. The best part about it is that touch of spicy that most meatloaf recipes don’t have. AND the added nutrients from the vegetables is a bonus. When we make this meatloaf we make a bunch of them and throw them in the freezer for a quick and easy meal. During these times, being able to plan ahead matters. If you haven’t caught our post Stretching Supplies During the Coronavirus, it might be of interest to you. Keeping to yourself is pretty important these days and if you can limit how often you venture into public you’ll limit your risk to exposure. [Read more…]
Crockpot breakfast is a woman’s way to sanity! Getting up and moving in the morning can be tough for people. Heck! It’s hard for most people. We’re certainly not a family of joyful early risers. And pre-coffee trying to make a healthy breakfast seems way too difficult. But reaching for a stale pastry or stopping for something that pretends to be healthy from a fast food joint aren’t great options either. That’s why we love a good crockpot breakfast. [Read more…]
Hands down my favorite “healthy burger” recipe is this Zucchini Turkey Burger recipe I got from Beyond Diet. The first time I tried them I was a skeptic. Afterall, they have zucchini in them and they are made from turkey not beef. But I feel in love. My whole family did. We like them so much that we don’t make just a couple at a time. We make 5 pounds and freeze them. [Read more…]