30 May 2015

Shelf Styling and Painting

Since I was not feeling well for quite some time, it seems I'm a little late in spring cleaning and refreshing our home....but at least I finally got there.

This past week I've been painting our dining room shelving in the most beautiful color....Intense White by Ben Moore. It's called Intense White, but it's more a pale warm gray and it looks great against Simply White by Ben Moore (which is the color I'm painting the walls). I've also started painting all our interior doors in Intense White as well and I love the way the pale gray pops against the white....I'll show you how some of the doors came out next week. This color is great....makes me wonder why I haven't really heard much about it. 

So, after painting the shelves I couldn't just put everything back the way it was....I had to re-style them. I'm really not the best at shelf styling....but I'm happy with how they turned out. If you want to see the dining room as it was before we moved in, you can check it out here....it looks quite different since my husband built the shelving and window seat.

Happy Weekend!

26 May 2015

Some of Our Feathered Friends

It's been quite a while since I showed some of our feathered friends.....so I thought I'd introduce you to the newest members of our flock.

Above are our 8 week old Ameraucana's. They are all pullets (meaning hens) and are the sweetest girls ever. It's hard trying not to trip over them as they like to be right at your feet. This is the breed that lays Easter colored eggs....so looking forward to those.

This cute little group was an unexpected surprise. One day we couldn't find one of our hens and we thought she may have been taken by a fox....but lucky for us...and for her too...we found her under a pile of wood sitting on eight eggs. We let her stay with her clutch as she was quite set on taking care of them and about 21 days later we heard the chirps of babies. She hatched all eight eggs. As of this weekend, she ventured outside with them for the first time.....she's such a good mom. The mom is a Mille Fleur Bantam, as for the dad, well....we have quite a few roosters....including Easter Eggers, Porcelain Bantams and a Mottled Cochin Bantam. From the looks of her clutch, I'd say it was a mix of all of them.

Right now the score is:

Hens: 16
Roosters: 6
? Chicks: 8

Total: 30

So here's hoping our new little clutch of 8 chicks is mostly hens.

19 May 2015

I'll Be Here This Saturday....

This Saturday you'll find me selling at the Shopkeeper & Friends Show in Elkhorn, Nebraska. It's put on by the sweetest couple and I'm always so excited to be a part of it.

If your looking for handmade goods and love vintage/junk (you know....the good kind) it's just the show for you.

I hope to see you there!