Video: This Wild Life – A short story trailer for Eating Buckets

What do you wish for? What keeps you up at night? Where will your heart take you? Brian and I ask each other these questions often because it keeps us curious and alive, but we don’t often get to combine words and pictures and think about these questions the way we were able to in…

Video: Farmhouse basement restoration

If you love old houses and restoration as much as I do, you’ll probably enjoy this sneak peek into our in-process farmhouse basement restoration and the story behind this big, awesome space. We’ve still got a ways to go before it’s done, but welcome, come on in! You might be surprised to find out what…

Look, Ma, I Got a Medal!

I’m so grateful to announce that Eating Buckets just won a Top 50 Farmhouse Blog award out of thousands of blogs through FeedSpot’s comprehensive list of the Top 50 Farmhouse Blogs on the Internet. It was an absolutely lovely surprise and boost yesterday, especially because it was our 15th wedding anniversary and I read the email…

Food for a Happy Heart: A Story of Surprise and Legacy on Mother’s Day

I have an amazing story to share with you today. Do you remember when I posted a Farmhouse Contest Giveaway a few weeks ago? It was a joy to watch people participate and it was super fun to select the winners of a variety of useful gifts representing the various parts of building a home…

Old Stove Retrofit and Huevos Rancheros

If you’ve been following for awhile, you’ll know that we started a big kitchen restoration nearly two years ago. It was everything you might imagine comes with restoring a 120-year-old farmhouse. Part of that project involved retrofitting an old Round Oak Chief stove that’s possibly as old as our house. Today, the team over at Rory’s…

DIY indoor coffee table garden.

This little DIY coffee table garden is making me happy today. I’m dreaming of warmer days and green shoots in the garden. This little bit of bright green life is a good reminder “Spring is just around the corner,” as Frog likes to tell Toad. It’s really easy to make: Just find a serving tray…

Winter wonderland.

Oh, PEOPLE! It’s a beautiful land out here. It’s that rare magic of rain turned ❄️ that we of Pacific Northwest ilk don’t often experience. I know our little shovelfuls of snow ain’t nuttin to the polar freeze capturing the Midwest. I know. But our little stretch of pearly white nature blankets has brought us the magic…

Winter days in our old farmhouse: Making, resting, and planning.

Winter in the Pacific Northwest is distinctively dark. Here in our old farmhouse I like to imagine all the quiet fireside chats that have been shared here over the past 120 years while our home’s residents settled into the rhythm of “getting through” these long, dark winter days. One of my favorite parts of winter…

Happy New Year!

“‘Dear old world,’ she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables. Wishing 2019 brings you everything bright & fresh, new & shiny, delightful & joyful, dreamy & fantastic, adventurous & playful, simple & sweet, lovely & loving, colorful & tasty & sumptuous,…