Our Tin House is Growing

Something very small, but very BIG, has been going on at Our Tin House… On September 2nd we welcomed another baby boy into our family!  We found out we were expecting in January of this year, and were scheduled for a c-section on September 13th (which happened to be Friday the 13th).  Funny thing…it never…

Part 2 of 2: 13 days in England/Scotland

Like I mentioned in a previous post (PART 1 of 2: Packing for a 13-day UK trip in a carry-on), my husband and I were so fortunate to take a trip to England and Scotland this past summer, 2018.  We had a wedding to attend in Bath, England and decided to go ahead and make…

Container Garden Makeover

Spring has sprung here in Texas (and then winter came back for a second, but now spring is back…pretty typical…), and that means we are getting our spring garden going! This year we decided to change things up and try some raised/container beds because we just felt they would be easiest to maintain.  Last year,…

PART 1 of 2: Packing for a 13-day UK trip in a carry-on

This summer, my husband and I took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to England and Scotland.  A very good friend of ours was getting married to a girl from Bath, England, and we decided to go and make a trip of it.  Because we would be traveling on so many different trains, planes and automobiles, we decided…

“From Scratch” Tin Wood Shed

I know, I know…it doesn’t get much more exciting than a wood shed!  But since there is always SOME sort of project going on around here (and usually 3,4 or 5 projects at one time) I figured I would show off the latest and greatest of my husband’s shenanigans.   Since we moved into our…

Recipe: Chicken Taco Soup

I love my Crock-Pot*…seriously, it is my FAVORITE kitchen tool above all other things (coming in close is my Keurig because, well…coffee).  And this time of year, even in Texas, the weather is just right for some amazing Crock-Pot soups!  The best thing about the Crock-Pot (in my humble opinion) is that you can set…

When You Need Your Village

Well, let me just say this…2019 has hit me hard with a big ol’ slap in the face. My first post, which I put out on New Years Day, was so hopeful and I was really looking forward to the new year and all the possibilities that it could bring and all the things I…

Welcoming the New Year

It’s a new year, and it always feels to me like a fresh start that is SO desperately needed!  Don’t get me wrong…I love the holidays and, even though Christmas can be a little overwhelming at times, it is such a wonderful time of family, faith and love.  BUT, it is nice to get into…

The Journey Begins

Welcome to Our Tin House!  This is a work in progress right now so bear with me until it’s ready…great things are coming and I can’t wait to share with you!