In this day and age, it seems that traditions are receiving a bad press. Many traditions provide a sense of comfort and stability in a world that is filled with chaos. The tradition I started for my wife's birthday is now over a decade old, and it is a tradition that is now rooted in … Continue reading A Birthday Tradition Revisited
I have talked about hot water during the late fall, winter, and early spring months, but I have not really discussed how we have hot water when not using our wood stove. This is another off grid reality check. It's another one of those facts that separate our home life from those on the grid, … Continue reading Temporary hot water? Reality Check… We live off grid (part 3)
When deciding what type of features we wanted for our home. My wife really wanted to use items from the early 1900s. One of our home’s oldest features is our cast iron, claw foot tub. We always wanted a claw foot tub for our bath tub and shower. After searching re-stores and second hand shops, … Continue reading Reality Check…We live off grid (part 2 our ghost tub)
This was a fun project!
I was needing a little space in my house where I could use my laptop, process orders, do bills and store my “office materials” for Pauper’s Candles. I decided to use the closet space in our guest bedroom. I totally love the way the space came together.
First things first: A fresh coat of paint in the closet before building Pauper’s Little Work Space. Nothing like Bright White paint – I have since finished painting the rest of the guest bedroom
When one does not have a tool belt or tool box, a basket will do.
This is a stand alone shelf that I built with re purposed wood from my local dump. I love this shelf!
I wanted a little desk and had found these old table legs at my local dump and thought they would work great for the legs of my desk and the other wood I…
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Thank you Mark and Kirt for making Mother’s Day a day I will remember for a long time.
What a great gift – No chores for Mom today.
I woke up to my husband, Mark, saying, “Do not worry about the morning chores, Kirt and I have this.” When I came out of our bedroom, I was greeted with “Happy Mother’s Day!” and was asked by my husband if I wanted to have a cup of coffee. My son proceeded to tell me that I could do whatever I wanted today, like read my Bible, do crafts, read a book, play games, and my son said that I could even play with his remote control car outside if I would like. I had been hearing my son and husband the past few days talk about “Mission Mom” and now I was beginning to see the mission.
Bringing a cup of coffee to Mom. What a great helper he was with Dad.
I read my Bible while they finished…
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Pauper’s Candle Company will be attending our local Farmer’s Market. We are looking forward to a great season.
This is our booth and the Sandpoint Farmers Market.
Pauper’s Candles will be at our local Farmers Market starting May 7th this year. We are looking forward to another great year at the market. We will be there with our Soy Candles and Air Fresheners as well as having some potted Aloe Vera.
Every house should have an Aloe Vera plant.
Be sure to come by our booth. We are located on the street near the food court.
Kirt will be with me at the market again this year. Good Times!
We have added some terrific scents to our candle line and we know you will enjoy them all. I am totally enjoying Sweet Orange Chili Pepper. I have been burning it in our bathroom and the scent throw is wonderful. I also love the Pomegranate candle we are making this year. It is a scent that I remember from…
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After much debate, we decided to put in a lawn in front of our house. I spent the day using a rototiller to prepare the soil. I added aged compost from the chicken coop and raked it in. I them planted the seed and added water. Now, I am waiting for the grass to grow. … Continue reading From dust and weeds to lawn