Jess StewartMaize is a professional photographer based out of Hillsboro, OR.
Breitenbush Hot Springs (Oregon)My husband and I recently had the opportunity to visit Breitenbush Hot Springs. The resort and conference center is high in the Oregon mountains, next to the Breitenbush River in. It is near Detroit Lake (Hwy 22) and about 90 minutes east of Salem, OR. We visited in late March but there was still snow on the ground and dusting the trees high on the hills. The road is unimproved and bumpy for the last 20 minutes of the drive and chains are required for much of the year.
Beaded Minecraft Creeper Kandi CuffIf your kids like Minecraft (and I bet they do), then they are going to love this beaded creeper cuff. My son has been wearing it non-stop since we made it.
Self Watering Basil PlanterThis self watering container can be used for many different types of plants but is really great for basil. I used new buckets that I found for cheap on sale, but you could easily use recycled food grade buckets.
Put Away Summer Structures in the FallPut away your backyard shade structure when the summer is over. We bought this one two years ago and didn't put it away over the winter. When the windy rainy days of spring hit, it just couldn't take it and totally collapsed.
Popsicle Stick SnowflakeThese intricate snowflakes were easy to make and fun to design. We made them as a family and everyone chose to use a different pattern. The instructions are for only one of the designs, but feel free to create your own.
Summer LightningWe had a very intense lightning storm recently. There is an old barn near our house that made a great foreground for the shot. I really liked how it came out and wanted to share with ThriftyFun.