Now that we are empty nesters my man and I got to work creating a new craft room with lots of natural light!
A new craft room with color and light will make creating so much more exciting!
I am calling it my Whimsy room! Because of the whimsy decor…so cute!
Here is what the room looked like before we began. Our son Mitchell.
We were given old base boards as a donation so I decided to use these as a crown molding around the room. I painted them white…and added a splash of distressing…
Whimsy or what? It was also a project I could do NOW since I had to wait for the flooring to come in.
I just took material and cut them into strips tying them onto a white cord made of cotton. I measured the cord out by hanging it on the window so I knew how long I wanted the swag. Lookin’ whimsy for sure!
Even the rod is whimsy!
Next took some time as Dan has never put hardwood floor in before. The underlayment isn’t tricky but thank God for Youtube.
Oh the hardwood is so pretty. I couldn’t resist and laid some down to see what it looked like. Getting all his measurements and knowing direction of wood he began the first layers.
He is so good at stuff like this and being a perfectionist he did it well!
OK…he finished the floor…
I think it turned out great! The details of this little room will make creating so fun and cheerful!
Isn’t it important to feel good in a place you are creating in?
- Look at the link above even print it out to help you.
- Find how your feeling or what you’re trying to fight.
- Pick 3 herbs based on the chart. Blend only a cup of the herbs. Use 1 tsp for the herb that is needed to be the strongest. The other 2 use 1/2 tsp, and if one is a mint use only a sprinkle.
- Blend 2 herbs. Pick a flower or medicinal herb. Pick one dash and an aroma delight.
- Only make one cup of tea using a 2 tsp of your choice herb and ½ tsp of your dash, brew and you’re ready to drink your cup add your drop of essential oil.
- Elderberry both berry and the flower (I make a syrup to keep in the fridge all year round!)
- Golden Seal, Yarrow, and Echinacea, (not the best tasting but sure powerful in helping aid in fevers, coughs, and upper respiratory)
- Ginger and orange peel, and rose hips (gotta have flavor…these are not only medicinal but packed with flavor)
- The above spices can be substituted for essential oils only one drop per cup. peppermint, ginger, clove bud, lemon, or orange
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, sugar, eggs, and pie spice until well blended.
- Pour mixture into a 9×13 greased pan.
- Sprinkle about ¾ of your cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture. (save extra for next time)
- Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the cake mix.
- Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the nuts.
- Bake cake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
- Refrigerate until cool about an hour. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle a bit more pumpkin spice on top!
Serving Size for your “Easy Raw Dog Food”:*Special note: These are general guidelines, we are not trying to land a man on Mars. If your dog is losing a little weight eating the raw dog food and this is not desired, increase the amount you are feeding. If your dog is gaining weight on the serving size then cut back a little. In short, adjust the serving size of raw dog food depending on your dog’s age, weight, and activity level.
- 10 lb. dog – 1/2 cup raw dog food daily+1/2 tsp DE +1/2 TBSP Olive oil or Coconut oil
- 20 lb. dog – 1 cup raw dog food daily + 1 tsp DE + 1 Tbsp Olive oil or Coconut oil
- 40 lb. dog – 2 cups raw dog food daily + 2 tsp DE + 2 tbs Olive oil or Coconut oil
- 60 lb. dog – 3 cups raw dog food daily + 3 tsp DE + 3 tbsp Olive oil or Coconut oil
- 80 lb. dog – 3 1/2–4 cups raw dog food daily +3 1/2 tsp DE + 3 1/2 tbs Olive oil or Coconut oil
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- Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla or oils, about 2 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cacoa powder, soda and salt.
- Next add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Add milk just to combine.
- Form a log about 1 ½ inches think. I covered my hands with coconut oil, you can use any oil even some butter.
- Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Set oven 350 degrees. Place log on parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
- Cut each log piece about 1/8 inch thick coin size
- Make sure they are 2 inches apart or so. Bake for 8 minutes. Bake extra if they are not dry looking.