April 16, 2022

Come Join in the Fun on Instagram!

Hey friends! While I’m working on getting some things up and running here on the blog I would love if ya’ll would come visit all our homestead shenanigans on Instagram HERE!  

January 26, 2019

Farmhouse Style Valentine Decor

Valentine's Day is all about love!! Hearts and love signs are perfect! Click on any of the pictures to hear over to our shop for our Valentine's Day SALE!!

March 3, 2016


As I type it is cold and snowing outside. A few days ago it was 60 degrees and I went to church with a sweater instead of a winter coat and flats instead of boots. Now I want to cuddle up under a blanket and have a mug of hot spiced chai!  I'm holding onto the idea that it will be warmer once again in a few days.  The weather man said so.  

So...since it will be spring eventually I thought I'd share some of our new ideas for the blog and some of the designs we've created for the shop.

First off we have a few Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaways to hold in the coming months and I hope to post a few of our recent family favorite recipes.  

I also plan to begin holding Facebook parties for the shop where you can earn free Old House Mercantile products by inviting friends to take part in our online party and order goodies for themselves.

Also we have a new fun Easter collection and some fun Spring items that we released last month! (Click on the pics for links)


Measuring 5x48 - perfect for a porch!

A perfect reminder of the meaning of Easter!

September 22, 2015

Baked Chicken Fajitas

A dear friend posted about these awesome baked fajitas on Facebook the other day and when she shared the recipe I knew I had to try them out on the guinea pigs. Er, I mean, the family.  Ha! These are super simple and very tasty!  They had enough of a kick, but not too much that the littler kids wouldn't eat them. This recipe fed our large crew with some leftovers for the men for tomorrow's work lunch!

Baked Chicken Fajitas
 4 lbs. chicken breast cut into strips
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tsp. chili powder
1 T. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt 
1- 28 oz can Rotel tomatoes with chilis 
1 med onion, sliced 
1 cup assorted colors of bell peppers, cut in strips

Preheat oven to 400*. Place chicken strips in 2 - 9 x13 pans. In small bowl, combine oil thru salt ingredients. Drizzle spice mixture over chicken and stir to coat. Next, add tomatoes, peppers and onions; stir to combine. Bake uncovered for 20-25 min until chicken is cooked thru and veggies tender.  (Internal chicken temperature is 165 degrees if you want to check it with a meat thermometer -- I highly recommend!  That way your chicken isn't dry and overcooked!) Serve on flour tortillas with taco fixins like corn, black beans, cheese, lettuce, black olives, salsa, and sour cream!


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Don't forget!
Now until the end of September we are having a sale at the shop!  
Use coupon code CELEBRATE2015  to get 25% off orders over $100

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