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Thursday, April 27, 2017



A quick update on some of the indoor greenhouse items, These cacti are growing by leap and bounds! The little sprouts are almost as big as the originals!


Finally some green sprouts coming up in the mini melon greenhouse! Super excited about these!


Also the watermelons are coming along very nicely too! They are getting very large and might need to take the lids off soon, however the dogs seem to have a "thing" for climbing up on the tables and going through my plants so I am very nervous about that!


I was so excited to have a soap order so I wanted to post the picture of what it looked like before I sent it out, I sure hope the recipient is happy with the product!


A shabby chic update, my business card holders are ready to go! Just waiting for the craft fair!


This may look a little messy, but just wanted to share my bag that is packed for the craft fair! It's really coming up fast!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017



So excited to see things starting to turn green around the yard. This is a wild rose bush that I received from my mother in law. She had a huge one in her front yard so I am so glad to see that mine is doing well!


Another beautiful beginning, a friend gave me a whole bunch of day lilies, I am so grateful for them because it will give me a great memory of her. We worked together for 4+years and she became a super good friend I will miss working with her so much!


A little more shabby chic painting, I saw these adorable little jars used for holding business cards and thought it would work very well for the craft fair! Very excited about the craft fair it is coming up really fast!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Wanted to share a few photos of the family. A week ago we went to the Dells of Eue Claire. It was very pretty, I think this is going to be one of the places we go during the fall season, I imagine the colors are breathtaking!


The kids enjoyed the time we spent there, but because it was a spur of the moment thing we were not really prepared so that was a little uncomfortable.


The falls were pretty busy, and being that I could not walk well on the uneven ground I was elected to take pictures!


    They made it up to the top peak, and I was able to get a clear shot of all of them!!


Garden update:  These wild cacti that we found are growing by leaps and bounds, which is good because the poor indoor garden has been a bit neglected after getting the R.V.


This is another plant that my son brought home from school, I feel like it should be on that movie "Little Shop of Horrors" Its an aloe but I have never seen one so huge and thick and also prickly!


He also brought home this little bundle of joy with three different plants in it! So excited to transplant them, Hopefully, soon I will be able to be back on track with everything,


A little shabby chic update, I have decided to use this pen holder for the craft fair and have been working on the crepe paper flowers to go on the pens!


Speaking of the craft fair, a little essential oil update, I made six more batches of diffusers to sell at the craft fair! I have been packing my items up for the craft fair and hopefully will have a mock set up to make sure I have everything that I need!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


A couple indoor garden updates. My son brought home this adorable spider plant. He is taking an Advanced horticulture class and this is one of ten plants that he gets to bring home! Always exciting to welcome a new plant into the family!


  Awesome news here! The watermelon greenhouse has life! Two little buds are peaking through!


You have to look hard but in the middle a little to the left if a bud, finally this terrarium is producing something!


A few samples of my wood burning practice boards, I love doing this but forgot how out of practice I am. Good thing I bought a couple packages of these little round boards!


Great news! I am in the craft fair, so I guess I better stay busy making more diffuser necklaces, backpack tags, car fresheners and more.


A friend of mine purchased this one picking out the colors and I also added extra string just in case she would like it longer. The ones up above do not have the fastener on them they are just tied. I thought  I'd only make a few with fasteners or if someone wanted them then I can always add them!



    So excited this is the craft fair that I will be in and my sister too! This should be so much fun!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017



Garden update! The other day my husband brought home this unique terrarium!! Right now it is housing our parsley plant and looks like it's pretty happy with it's new home. Other things are starting to pop up so that is a good thing and hopefully I will have updated pictures of those later!


A little bit of garden and shabby chic update here, this is the pot that I painted and the winter-berry plant not looking the best but also not looking the worst, it has been improving and I hope that it stays that way! One more coat of paint should do it!


Another little shabby chic update, the bird house chimes are all done! Now I just have to find a place to put them! Can't wait for spring to come so I can get outdoors and find just the right spot for these little cuties!


A couple chick pictures so you can see how much they are growing! They are doing really well and just love their heating lamp!


Caught this little one just as she was falling asleep, I think she is really enjoying the warmth of the heating lamp!


        This little gal was very interested in the camera! I think she was striking up a pose!


   I'm not sure what this little gal was trying to do, maybe see how far she could stretch her neck?


   Then we have Miss Molly a mother to all, here she sits protecting her little brood, meanwhile.....


Maddie is exhausted from going to the vet and her little walk, and Chewie, well he's Chewie who knows what he is thinking!

Friday, March 24, 2017


A quick update on our little chicks, this one here is posing for the camera! Unfortunately we lost one which is always a sad thing. They have now moved in to their larger home and will stay in this one until there new coop is ready and it's warmer outside.


This larger aquarium gives them the option to be right under the heat lamp or to cool down on the other side. Also being that it is much larger they have a little more room to move around!


Shabby chic updates include the bird house chimes are almost complete, and the other bird houses already found their spot in the indoor garden as you will be able to see in the picture below.


One little bird house is now in the banana plant and a little bird has taken it for its home. I also wrapped the bottom with string like the bow!


     The little pink bird house with the gingerbread on it has found it's home in the cactus.



This little bird house has been added to the indoor garden area and also found a little bird that would like to call it home. I added some of the string around the bottom for a little extra!


We have found that as a family we are really enjoying playing the game Clue. So each of us decided to paint little clipboards to hold our game sheets and cards.


Of course I had to shabby chic mine! My son and daughter both did one and we also painted one for dad! I was pleasantly surprised how much my kids enjoyed playing Clue!


Not forgetting about my oils! Not only did I make 6 bars of soap (which I forgot to take a picture of) I also made some more clay necklace/charm diffusers. Hopefully soon I will learn some new knotting techniques so I can get these all finished.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Finally done with the Faith magnet and it actually sticks to the fridge! I added a little rose to the "i" so its more shabby chic! It's the little things in life that can make a person happy!


A few more shabby chic objects that I have almost done. I was able to add some roses to the cross as well and as you will see in the next picture I also added some decorations to the birdhouses!


Hopefully these flowers will stay on the birdhouses! Tomorrow I will add the string and hopefully be all done with these little crafts!


The indoor garden received a much needed overhaul today! Things were just not doing very well so had to replant some different things and realized between myself and my son we were drowning the poor plants. We talked about the need to communicate our watering schedule. Hopefully I transplanted them in time and they will still make it! However, some of the little seeds just could not take all the water so I had to take them out. They took one for the team. :(


Introducing the new additions, our five little chics is their fluffy cuteness! Now we really need to settle on the kind of coop we are going to have this year! So much fun stuff to think about!

Monday, March 20, 2017



A little shabby chic find that I purchased at Goodwill over the weekend! Looks simply amazing on the buffet in the dining room! I've always loved these and someday maybe will get a life size one but until then this adorable little mini replica will do just fine!


You have to look very hard and maybe even use the zoom in button but there are little buds in the strawberry greenhouse! So excited, I was starting to get a little down because other plants do not seem to be doing so well, but this was a little sign that all is well and keep on trying! Hopefully this week with the kids being home on spring break we will be able to give the indoor garden a much needed overhaul!


For the first time in about three years our weird and wild cactus has little blooms on it! We were really surprised this poor thing has been replanted and moved so many times we really thought it was dead.


However, it had other plans, and we are starting to see these little blooms all over the cactus! Not even really sure what it is. We were out for one of our family walks years back and found it we thought it was so interesting we dug it up and brought it home, and now it continues to surprise us!


I'm going a little shabby chic crazy with this paint!  I just love the results! The colors are so pretty and just the color scheme that I love! I added the color Ivory today and was pleased with it's results on some of the pieces, I have more wooden jars for my sister to stamp, some flowers, bird houses, and of course the large jar and terracotta planter both received their second coats of paint. The cross is also a new addition and there is one flower that is not the shabby chic color but someone I know loves daisies so I think she is getting that one!


Whats a day without a little soap? Made some lemon goat milk soap today to add to the collection! So far I am really enjoying this soap making craft! of course I used doTerra's lemon essential oil