Family Joy Blog Link-up #52

Family Joy Blog Link-up #52

Ready for the latest Family Joy Blog link-up? Well ready or not it’s here again! Shake off the winter blues and bring us some cheer, fun, and great recipes. Invite your friends to make the party even merrier!   Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @ Sammy Approves: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Cristina @ Ava’s Alphabet: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Charlotte @ Pursue Your Project: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Shamira @ Smiling Notes…

Our First Attempt At A Chicken Water Heater

Our First Attempt At A Chicken Water Heater

So this is our first winter raising our little chicken flock. Of course this brings new challenges with the cold weather. Obviously, the basics don’t change. But our handy little PVC pipe watering system with the nipple spouts wasn’t going to be the best option during winter. We were concerned about it freezing and breaking down. We had talked about wrapping it with heat tape, but my husband decided it was better to drain it and try something else. Me and my research, had discovered some other ideas on good old…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #51

Family Joy Blog Linkup #51

Hmmm. So what’s new with us this weekend? Well, I rented a rug cleaner and cleaned my carpets. One of the downside of pets is the extra dirt and other mess they can make in the house. I love looking at my freshly cleaned carpet…until one of the kids allows a muddy-pawed dog into the house before we even had returned the machine. So the hallway may have needed a retouch…. On Monday our pigs are scheduled to be taken to the butcher shop. My husband did some figuring and it…

Some Basic Instant Pot Information

Some Basic Instant Pot Information

The Instant Pot seems to be the “it” item in kitchen appliances right now. But not everyone knows what an instant pot actually is.  In fact, there are some common questions that come up when telling someone about this popular gadget. People want to know, “What is an instant pot?” And the other question is, “What can it do?” I just acquired an instant pot very recently myself, and am still learning about it. But the best way to gain knowledge, at least according to my preceptor when I was…

Family Joy Blog Linkup #50

Family Joy Blog Linkup #50

Brrrr! It’s getting cold outside! Let’s have a party to warm up! What are you doing to keep busy, entertain your family, or just currently interested in? We want you to invite a friend and come share those blog posts at Family Joy Blog Linkup #50! It’s a New Year after all. Are you trying to be more healthy? Have you set some goals for this year? Come let us know about it!     Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @…

Want to Save Money On An Instant Pot? Try Ebay!

Want to Save Money On An Instant Pot? Try Ebay!

There is a popular new kitchen appliance that was a hot item this past holiday season. Actually, it’s popularity seems to be still going strong. Have you heard of the Instant Pot? It’s also known as an electric pressure cooker. Amazon was having some great sales on a particular 6 quart model during the pre-Christmas shopping season. Everyone loves to save money on a hot item. But maybe for whatever reason, you weren’t able to take advantage of these sales and get an Instant Pot. Here’s an idea for you….

Family Joy Blog Linkup #49

Family Joy Blog Linkup #49

Well, well, well! Here we are with the first Family Joy Blog Linkup Party of 2017! I hope all of you had a lovely time over the holidays with family and friends.  Our hosts have some posts to help you get your new year off to a good start. Be sure to check them out. But you probably have some ideas to share as well. Here’s to a great New Year 2017! Now Let’s Party!   Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog Samantha @…

DIY Child’s Wooden Toolbox From Pallets

DIY Child’s Wooden Toolbox From Pallets

I have another DIY project for you! And it’s made from discarded pallets! I know a lot of people enjoy making new creative projects from pallet wood. My husband made an adorable wooden toolbox for our youngest child as a Christmas gift in 2016. It came out really cute. In fact, I thought it could easily work as a decorative box to hold items in a kitchen or other area for Mom! So whether for a child or adult, you might want to check out the instructions for making this wooden…