Picnic · Porch Party

Race Day Cheesecake Hoosier Style

Borrowing the best ideas from our neighbors from the South, I have chosen a ginger snap graham cracker crust with a brown sugar glaze and a pecan meal and bourbon vanilla extract for this 500 race day. It started with a discuss about Derby Pie and this lemon cheesecake pie, then I was interested in… Continue reading Race Day Cheesecake Hoosier Style

Food · Glamping · Picnic · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating · Uncategorized

Cara fully prepared: Pull along smore bucket

A muck buckets are universally used for weeding, but this pull along is all about fun around the new fire pit.  This beech tree will serve as a unique and functional bonfire location where gourmet smores are roasted on the chilly days of spring. Filled with "Personal Creations" so that family members have their own roasting… Continue reading Cara fully prepared: Pull along smore bucket

Easter · Picnic · Prepare

Cara fully prepared: Box not Basket

The basket has long term flaws to my approach to preparing for spring.  A basket is difficult to clean because of the woven nature of construction.  A basket can not be covered or secured for long term storage.  But a tool box ... c I have favored large mobile stations for first aid storage but this… Continue reading Cara fully prepared: Box not Basket

Farm Market · Food · Frugal · Permaculture · Prepare

Cara fully protect: The baby tray

Under threat of rain, the plants are under a cover frame, with the exception of the baby tray, just transplanted to soil they are tucked inside where the weather conditions are more favorable for root development. Permaculture plans like Feverfew is just not hardy enough to endure the potential storms and develop and anchoring system… Continue reading Cara fully protect: The baby tray

Farm Market · Food · Frugal · Habits · Prepare · Urban Farm

Cara fully: Hardening the Garden

Blankets, cover houses and used sun visors are all implement to keep the frost at bay when growing in the early spring of Indiana.  While we are beyond the hard freeze, a frost is looming which means the plants go inside and outside on the tiny urban farm. I don't take many risks with these… Continue reading Cara fully: Hardening the Garden

Fashion · Frugal · Prepare

Knee high socks: Frump Free Fashion over forty

Darn, I am not going to spend any time mending socks today!  So instead, of leaving the house I shopped on line for knee high socks.  This frugal update cost $50.00 and added neutral navy and spring time green knee high sock for my feet.  Half of my expenditure was on Foot Logix a mousse to prepare those… Continue reading Knee high socks: Frump Free Fashion over forty

Farm Market · Food

Cara fully prepared: A Taekwondo Easter

Preparing for some charity work on Easter Sunday.  We are also preparing for Master Thero's Black Belt Club and Kung Fu Seminar on Good Friday and the following Saturday Seminar at Level 10 martials arts. During the Lenten Season, I have trained and been promoted to purple belt.  My discipline has been to add Dr. Sang Kim's flexibility over… Continue reading Cara fully prepared: A Taekwondo Easter

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Spring: Frump Free Frugal Fashion for over Forty

  "Shifting"  into color and dripping with layers and textures, I hop into spring and start my spring fling with yellow.   My skin is pale with winter's kiss and these bold colors distract from my natural winter white.  Disclaimer: If you are under forty, you might be on spring break and find this fashion blog quite unnecessary. If you are… Continue reading Spring: Frump Free Frugal Fashion for over Forty