Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Knock 'em dead

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : the homestead 
Since finding out we were expecting, I've been paranoid about fumes. Smoke, bleach, cleaners, and bug spray. Especially bug spray. If it can KILL something and I can smell it, then what's it do to me?!

So, when our kitchen became overrun with ants this week, I was determined to find a better way to murderlize them than with Raid. The first day, we did use spray and they promptly came back the next day, marching right back to whatever it was their little antennae had found that was so tasty to ...
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Sew much for that

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Sunday, November 18, 2012, In : sewing 
For our anniversary Mister got me a sewing machine. I have wanted one for a while. Visions of dainty aprons, gingham hand towels, and perfect A-line skirts danced in my head. 

Well, our anniversary was in July annnnnd it's November. 


Today was the day, though. I planned on hemming up a maxi dress I had gotten since it is the perfect accessory for a baby bump. However, seeing as I am only 5' 1" tall, maxi dresses are not the ideal dress for my height, thus the need to hem it up. 

I sat down ...
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Fit for a King

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, In : cooking 
First, don't you love having a perfect blog post typed and click "post" only to have it disappear? Yeah, me either. Ok, just had to get that off my chest. It happened five minutes and 49 seconds ago and I haven't gotten over it.

Now, onto the good stuff. This recipe may not be fit for a king, but it is definitely one any man will love. It is one of Mister's absolute favorites. We call it The Blue Plate Special. I've made this twice in the last seven days. I know that sounds bad, but you have a...
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Hank, Hank, Hank...

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Sunday, November 11, 2012, In : the dogs 
... is a cutie pie. Adorable. He is the king of puppy dog eyes. He's got a face that will make you melt...

And then he went and ate chicken number 15... or 16. We've lost count.

So, we finally had to resort to what all the old timers say is a no fail method of getting you dog to stop eating your chickens.

No, we didn't have to shoot him. Thank the LORD.

Fortunately, this time, we caught him right smack dab in the middle of attacking a chicken and it was still (barely) alive. Mister, knowing the l...
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About Me

Heather (Amateur Extraordinaire) I'm Heather, a twenty something that is just starting out in this whole home owning and homesteading thing. My Mister and I moved into our first home in September of 2011. It takes daily hard work to make it a place of peace and rest... I started to say peace and quiet... but if you know us, well, that just doesn't fit. Heehee! I love Jesus, Jane Austen, and Josh. My three loves I found in respective order. If you turn on an Alabama song or old country music I'll sing to the top of my lungs. I love to cook in cast iron, can food from my garden, and take care of all these little homestead critters. Those are just a few of the many things I love in this ol' world. Follow me and you are sure to find out more!


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