Gingerbread Houses –  A Christmas Tradition For The Whole Family

Gingerbread Houses –  A Christmas Tradition For The Whole Family

It is a yearly tradition in our house to make gingerbread houses at the beginning of the Christmas season. The kids (and me!) love making them and they sit on the bench until Christmas smelling divine and looking festive. The trick is to find a good gingerbread recipe...
Make Your Own Aged Timber Shelves

Make Your Own Aged Timber Shelves

Our new kitchen is starting to come together on the Piwakawaka Valley Homestead. All it needs now are some aged timber shelves. I recon the heart of the home truly is the kitchen, and have I joked with my hubby that we have really built a kitchen with a table and...
How to pretty-up tins for storage.

How to pretty-up tins for storage.

Our new kitchen will have open shelves for much of the pantry storage. What a great opportunity for pretty tins and mason jars! I bought a bunch of tins at our local dump shop for $.50 each as well as collecting a few from my parents and friends. After Christmas is a...

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