The Story of The Adventure Bite…

Five years ago almost to the day I met a man who would forever change my life for the better. It was only two weeks later that my world view was to be completely and utterly dumped upside down. It was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Because you see, The Adventure Bite isn't just a catchy blog title. It's not something that I dreamed up. It's my whole world. 5 years ago I by God's grace showed up at a little church's family camp where the number of people I knew could be … [Read more...]

Pragel Counter Top Review

After living with our Pragel counter top in Walnut from IKEA for a few months now (gasp has it really been that long?) we are happy to report that we absolutely hands down love them. They are warm and rich feeling and capture that feeling of butcher block with 1000% less maintenance and worry. Cleaning them up is a snap with some plain Simple Green cleaner, wipe off the junk, swipe with cleaner and you are finished. One thing that we found surprising when we got it out of the box is that … [Read more...]

Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

My mom's chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are some of the best cookies you may possibly ever be privileged enough to eat. These cookies took me from a young awkward middle schooler in youth group to being famous. Seriously. My pastor at the time honestly did not know my name. To him I was simply, "The Cookie Girl". Alas, I wasn't terribly put out by this, attention is attention right? It didn't solve my unibrow problem however....well what can you say...a cookie can only do so much. One … [Read more...]

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Review and Giveaway

A few weeks ago I got the nerve up to write the publishers of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking and see if they would be interested in having us do a review and giveaway of any of their books. It was a few weeks but a reply did come and they agreed to send us not one, but all three of the cookbooks in the series! I have cooked the basic bread recipe for several years simply from their youtube video and have always received rave reviews from … [Read more...]

How to Survive Major Remodeling

Surviving through a remodel whether its a kitchen, a bathroom, or the whole house is tough. I'm sure many of you can attest to this fact and we will be the first to join you in raising both hands. With that in mind we are starting a series that will hopefully help you handle your experience with a little more grace and knowledge than we had coming into ours. We started this whole house remodel by putting in an entire new ceiling throughout the whole house. Let me emphasize that doing this is … [Read more...]

Attaching Cabinet Doors

Dani's Take: A few weeks ago after we grew weary of pulling Noah out of the kitchen cabinets repeatedly, Kevin saved my sanity by attaching the cabinet doors. It took a bit of coaxing on my part to get him to tackle it and once he got into it I started realizing why he had been stalling. Turns out hanging cabinet doors is trickier than it looks. Rehanging them is easier if you have the exact same hardware and have marked each door (which I carefully did and then forgot to remark them … [Read more...]

Operation Get Organized

The last number of weeks have been a bit quiet around these parts and for that I apologize. Our house has been under a mission. A mission to regain our sanity and our composure in this thing called remodeling. I declared all out war on the clutter and am delighted to say that it has made a huge difference in the level of composure and cleanliness in our home. We are still in process though and I am currently down with the flu so I can't muster up the energy to get all the photos up on here … [Read more...]

On the road again….

We jetted off last minute to South Carolina last weekend to go visit our friend John and had an absolute blast! John moved back  home a few months ago and Kevin has so missed him. Not many people around here like to hike and camp but John was always getting Kevin out and about in the woods whenever they could sneak off. We got the chance to meet his twin brother and his wife the week before and she asked us if we wanted to come up for a visit so she wouldn't have to drive back alone. We … [Read more...]

Succulents On The Mantle…

A little over a week ago I went over to our friends Rick and Mary Pat's ranch. They are the ones who have the not interested in being milked meat goats too. Which was a total distraction from my true purpose in coming. The real purpose: Succulents. Beautiful glorious succulents. These pictures don't do justice to how many plants I came home with. The back of my car looked like a nursery. The beautiful thing about succulents is that they are incredibly easy to take care of, and they will … [Read more...]

Danger Will Robinson Danger….

With the kitchen project somewhat, hopefully, prayerfully coming to a wrap up soon we are left with only a few things left on our list: Stage 1 (preventing flooring from going in) Dishwasher End Panel: Cut open cabinet, install dishwasher end panel supports Create end panel, fill nail holes, cut hole in panel for dishwasher cord (oops, guess we forgot about this huh?) Sand end panel Attach end panel, fill nail holes, sand again Prime end panel Caulk end panel? Base … [Read more...]

A goat is a goat unless of course the goat is…..

not a milk goat but is instead a wild crazed meat goat that you are trying to milk. Seriously where do I get these wild ideas that this would be fun? Ha! If you haven't already guessed I REALLY want a milk goat. Well technically two milk goats because they need friends. But technically we probably shouldn't raise goats in our neighborhood, though I don't think anyone would notice or mind. Dear Lord, please let a free trained milk goat show up on my front porch? Thanks. But honestly, if I … [Read more...]

Baby its hot outside….

With temperatures for several days this week topping out in the 104 range we have been scrambling to keep everything alive and kicking here on the homestead. Mass quantities of water have to be laid down to keep the plants happy and even then we finally resorted to leaving a sprinkler on in one bed and praying for rain while we were out yesterday. Which thankfully we received a bit of last night. It was Kevin's birthday on Sunday and we had a great last minute impromptu birthday party with … [Read more...]