Oh this is so good! Perfect on it's own or with a bowl of soup or dipped in cheese. Ok, I'm getting hungry now.
So why beer bread? The yeast in beer = instant bread. Beer bread is in the oven in about five minutes, and on your plate in under an hour. Super simple and easy. If you've never made bread before, this a great one to start with.
It is believed that beer bread came from Egypt. There are drawings depicting the combination of bakeries and breweries together in their ancient art. Makes perfect sense right? We've taken that idea of the ages and elevated it with modern fall flavors to make your mouth water. It's a great addition to any Halloween event.
Here's what you'll need.
Other yummy dipping options we tried were olive oil and balsamic vinegar, warm orange marmalade and goat cheese. Try it with different flavored mustards and tapenades. Enjoy!
We’ve got HUGE news to share! Thanks to a new collaboration with Wayfair, some unique featured content is coming your way - AND amazing, high-quality highly rated home solutions are going to be provided to military families. YES!!!
It's been 3 years since the Moving with the Military team started this grass roots mission to serve and honor military families with home makeovers. As we’ve grown, we have been able to celebrate many families from all branches of the military by helping organize, remodel, renovate, and upgrade their homes with projects that transform their spaces and their lives.
We’ve completed designs ranging from practical to innovative, industrial to bohemian, and minimalist to maximum style so we could meet the diverse needs of military families who give up so much while their service members provide and protect our country’s freedom.
We reached out to Wayfair when we were just starting out and they encouraged us as we kept growing our vision and now we finally get the chance to partner with them and become Wayfair Homemakers!!!
What does that mean? It means we have come together to broaden our brand’s audience and reach and inspire others with our design projects in our featured content. AND military families get amazing Wayfair products to make their housing feel like HOME.
We can’t wait to begin. We will be launching video tutorials, blog posts, and awesome new content using Wayfair products. The exposure we will get through our featured content with Wayfair means we get to help more deserving military families, and share those great design tips with civilian families too. Now That’s How I Wayfair!!
We featured a fun "Quarantine Craft Time" back in April that we wanted to revisit since it was perfect for crafters of all ages and skill levels. It’s so fun and easy, and you can get the whole family involved, or just get crafty while you’re relaxing on your own.
All of the materials listed can be purchased and delivered to your house via Amazon, and the wood burning itself is fairly simple as long as you know how to trace. Kids can easily do this while supervised by an adult, and you can come up with all kinds of great things to display in your home from pictures, to quotes, to your favorite bible verse.
First Steps for First-TimersThe talented Chandee Ulch showed us everything we need to know about getting started, and It’s easy to get your hands on a wood burning kit- You can purchase just the wood pen and tips, or a full kit with stencils, stamps, and shading options for around 30 bucks.
Decide what you are going to use for your wood decor. You can use something you already have at home like a cutting board, lazy susan, or wooden utensils.
You may want to purchase food-grade wood sealer if you decide to keep them in use in the kitchen. You can also purchase or salvage pallets, wood slices, slabs, frames, wooden hangers, and blocks of all shapes and sizes.
Find the picture, quote, bible verse, font etc… that you would like to reproduce. Pinterest has countless free printables, but you can use a picture, font, or design from coloring books, notebooks, magazines, greeting cards- the options are endless and easily accessible.
Start with taping carbon transfer paper on top of the wood (also available on Amazon). They offer hundreds in a package, but look for a small package of 25 sheets since you can keep reusing it over and over. Take a #2 pencil to trace the design over the carbon paper.
When you've transferred the design. It’s time to take the paper off and fill your design in with the hot tool. For simple fonts and line drawing, use the tip that looks like a pencil. However, you can play around with the different kinds of shading and learn just how crafty you really are.
Some things to keep in mind: Use pliers to change tips when hot DO NOT TOUCH! Also, keep a container close by for the hot tips if you are switching them out or cooling them down. Some suggestions are a ceramic bowl, cast iron skillet, or other heat proof container. Also, make sure you remove anything that is heat sensitive before you start with the burning tool. You can use graphite transfer paper instead of carbon paper and erase the marks after you are done burning if you want to keep them light.
Did you miss the original video? Watch here and let's get crafty!
So here's the thing. I love decorating a fireplace for all the holidays, especially during fall and winter. It's the perfect time to bring out all the festive home decor pieces. Wouldn't you know it since my husband has been in the Army we have not had a house with a fireplace. I finally said that's it, we need a home with a fireplace. No, we didn't move. Instead I built a faux fireplace that we can take with us wherever the military sends us.
Here's what you will need.
1 - 1x12x10
1 - 2x8x6
1 - 1x8x8
1 - 1x6x10
2 - 1x4x10
Miter saw (or have your local hardware store cut all the pieces for you.)
1 1/2" 18 gauge brad nails
3 inch screws
White Paint (satin or semi gloss)
1 - 1 x 12 @ 51" (bottom)
1 - 2 x 8 @ 51" (top)
1 - 1 x 12 @ 48" (front)
2 - 1 x 8 @ 39 3/4" (front of column)
4 - 1 x 4 @ 51" (sides of columns)
2 - 1 x 6 @ 51" (decorative front column)
2 - 1 x 4 @ 35" (for front plate decorative piece)
4 - 1 x 6 @ 3/4" (bottom column sides)
2 - 1 x 6 @ 7" (bottom column front)
Watch this step-by-step video to make your own faux fireplace.
You asked for it, we’re giving it to you!
When an Army family needed a homeschooling classroom remodel, we were there to help get it into shape. We set them up for learning success with a high contrast design that made the space both visually appealing and functional.
We received a huge response from our viewers looking for details on where to get their hands on the materials we used in our design. So we’re going to give them to you here! You can recreate this space, or use these ideas as inspiration for a design that meets the needs of your home and family.
The perfect work space:
Starting with the 3-person workstation, including cabinets and lumber for a wall length desk that gives everybody their own space to get their work done. This worked great in the homeschool space, but you could consider something similar for a shared home-office space as well.
Click these links for cabinet bases for workstation (x4) and the wooden legs.
The table top for the work station was made using 2x10x12 lumber we picked locally at HomeBase and could be found at Home Depot or Lowes depending on your location. And we stained it with this Minwax Stain in the Provincial finish.
The task lighting also helped add an easy and innovative upgrade from the previous light features in the room. With remote access puck lights placed right inside the sconces, each person could personalize the light needed in their station, and there was no electrical wiring work needed. We know easy, no-fuss DIYs are important for busy families. We used the 3M tape that came with puck lights, but I would recommend additional glue depending on the fixture you use so that the puck stays in place.
We have linked the puck lights with remote here. And the original wall sconces we bought at Homebase but here is something similar. We bought the black chairs from Ikea to make the contrasting design POP!
Time to get organized and independent!
We found a great memo board at Ikea for the space on the wall above each station.
You can find a Magnolia Home chalkboard and school house desk just like the ones in our design on Overstock.com.
We loved working on this project! Did you miss it? Watch it below. And tune in every month for a new Moving with the Military Home Makeover episode!
Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business - a lemonade stand.
Kids have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city's community-wide Lemonade Day. Check their website for participating cities.
One thing we've learned about having a business is that you need to get creative with what you offer your customers. Here is a super fun Lemonade Day recipe, white chocolate lemon cake with crush LemonHead candies. This one is a hit!
While you’re staying home during this time of social distancing it’s a perfect time to do all that Spring Cleaning you’ve been thinking about. But don’t stress it. Take it one room at a time, one task at time.
Today we’re working on baseboards. With cleaning supplies a little scarce, we’ve made a couple DIY Reusable Cleaning Wipe recipes.
Did you know...
Vinegar is a natural acid that kills most mold spores .
Lemon essential oil is a powerful cleaner, lemon essential oil is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-fungal.
Tea Tree essential oil is a powerful anti-fungal that can kill mold and mildew and help prevent future regrowth.
Have you ever wondered how planes fly in the air? They are so big. For real.
Science Behind Flight
Aviation the flying or operating of aircrafts.
Aeronautics is the science behind flight.
There are four forces that help an airplane fly. The four forces are lift, thrust, drag, and weight or gravity.
Thrust is generated by the engines of the aircraft.
Our thrust is going to our forward launch throwing the paper airplane.
Lift is the force that directly opposes the weight of an airplane and holds the airplane in the air. Lift is generated by every part of the airplane, but most of the lift on a normal airliner is generated by the wings.
Gravity is the force that will be pulling a paper airplane to the ground.
Drag is the aerodynamic force that opposes an aircraft's motion through the air.
Day 3 Arts and Crafts with your kiddos. We are making super cute corner bookmarks, toilet paper roll binoculars and popsicle stick puppets.
These are easy to make
Join us on Facebook LIVE at 10A CDT with a few St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids. Here is a little history on St. Patrick's Day.
Day 2 Art and Science for kids.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
We are talking clouds ? and rainbows ? .
Doing 4 projects today.
Cloud and Rainbow activity
Piece of white paper
Have your kids sort out the colors and then count the number of pieces each color takes to get to the pot of gold.
Make your own Rainbow
Cup of water
white piece of paper
Hold the cup up fromt he paper and shine the flash light into the water. Move the light around until you see a rainbow appear.
Rain cloud in a Cup
Fill Cup with water, almost to the top. Cover top with shaving cream. Using the eye dropper grab a bit of the food coloring and insert into the shaving cream cloud. Slowly release the food coloring and watch it float into the water.