Valentine’s Day Love Birds Mason Jar

Happy Valentine’s Week! Now while I am not a huge seasonal decorator; I love thinking outside the box to come up with decor that fits with the season but can also be left out year round.  These love birds in a mason jar fit the bill and it is super easy to make.  I wish {…Read More…}

How to Can Applesauce the Easiest Way in the World

*This post originally appeared on October 17, 2011.  I have taken new pictures to update the post. * I have made applesauce every year for the last 10 years. After living in the Pacific Northwest (Portland area) for 5 years I became spoiled by all the amazing apple splendor.  One particular house we lived in {…Read More…}

Strawberry Jam Labels

I love canning.  I enjoy giving a fresh jar of jam to neighbors, friends and family.  It seems like everyone around me appreciates a little sugared fruit in a jar.  While doing my yearly strawberry jam canning session I realized that the little jelly jars fit perfectly back into the plastic crates that local grocery {…Read More…}