Recently in A Hen’s Nest

I stole a chicken – kind of

lost chick April

Meet our newest member of the flock, April. I stole her. Without going into detail, let me just say -- some people should not be allowed to own animals. This poor chickie has a new home with us now and she is such a sweetheart! One lone chicken can get a bit chilly and peep a lot because they want … [Continue Reading...]

Take the pledge to save water with Waterpik EcoFlow Shower Heads

waterpik

This Earth Month (from March 30 - April 30, 2012), you can show how much you care for our world by taking the free Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation pledge to conserve energy and water. When you pledge, you're not only pledging to save water and money but you could also win great prizes for … [Continue Reading...]

Fresh Produce Impromptu sun dress – bring on the sun! #review

Fresh Produce casual womens clothing review

The sun is shining today and the mildly warm temperatures are making me long for hot summer days! Of course, summer means I'll be able to pack away the sweaters and jeans in favor of lighter summer wear! I prefer to spend my summer days being comfortable in casual dresses or shorts. There's … [Continue Reading...]

Stay dry with Maniera Retro rain boots – Stylish Footwear! #review

Maniera rain boots

Living in the country, I cannot tell you how many pairs of shoes I have ruined over the years. Between the depths of mud, the grass stains and mucking out the chicken coop, I am hard on my footwear! The absolute worst is when I have to trek across the backyard after a downpour and end up getting … [Continue Reading...]

Hens Clutch of #Giveaways 4/20 – 4/26 {#linky}

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Friday! WooHoo! My son is going to go take his driver's permit test Saturday morning! OMGeee! IAs frightening as it is to think of my son sitting behind the wheel, I know that he is a cautious persona and will likely do great, it's just a scary time for me as a mom! Also, on Saturday my sis and I … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

No Fail Yeast Rolls Recipe

No Fail Yeast Rolls

Homemade rolls are a favorite in our home. I love trying new recipes for them and also have a few stand by favorites. This recipe is one I use when I'm short on time. The rolls are delicious, dense and yeasty; perfect for potato soup dipping! Plus it makes a large batch, I can serve half and freeze … [Read More...]

Bake Sale Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

soft chocolate chip cookies

When I dropped my daughter off at basketball practice tonight, I realized that I had forgotten something. Everyone was carrying various trays and bags of cookies which reminded me that I was also supposed to bring 2 dozen cookies for this weekend's bake sale. Woops! A stop at the store, 2 hours, … [Read More...]

One Bowl Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake #recipe

chocolate mayo cake

Cake is often on the list of good luck foods to eat on New Year's day, yes most specify that it should be round cake but to me; cake is cake is cake. The other day on Facebook, my cousin mentioned that she had just made mayo cake from our Gramma's Amish cookbook. Oh yum! I remember that cookbook … [Read More...]

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Home & Garden

diy rustic wheel herb container garden project

DIY Rustic Wheel Herb Garden How-To #MiracleGroProject

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening should be fun!  I love to … [Read More...]

my weekly menu board

DIY Photo Frame Menu Board with Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator

I know I have been saying it a LOT, but it is almost time for our kids to go back to school! Nine more days until the big day! We have been getting … [Read More...]

Family Moments

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to … [Read More...]

recipe book from a mini photo album

Preserve Memories with a DIY Photo Album Recipe Book #CanonPIXMA

This is a sponsored conversation inspired by the Canon PIXMA MG7120. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own. For more information on … [Read More...]