Archives for July 2017

July Monthly Recap

Welcome to the 3rd edition of my monthly recaps! July was a more relaxing month than May and June since we didn’t do any traveling.  My mom and niece did come to visit and we had a great time visiting extended family, having a “girls’ night out” at a cabin at the lake, and going to Six Flags together.  I worked on fewer projects this month so I could just enjoy their visit.

Rusty Old Shovel Flower Sign for My Junk Garden

Rusty Old Shovel Flower Sign for My Junk Garden Last week I mentioned I had one last project that I was working on for my junk garden, which I’ve finished.  

Weekending | Five for Friday

Have you watched Dunkirk at the theater yet?  My family and I saw it a few days ago.  As war movies go, it has very little harsh language or graphic violence, yet tells the fact-based story so beautifully.  The performances by Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh were particularly moving.  I highly recommend it! 1.  The last few gladiolus are blooming in my farmhouse junk garden.  They put on such an amazing display this summer, and I can’t wait to plant {Read More}

Talk of the Town #82

Welcome back to Talk of the Town #82! Every Tuesday at 7 pm Central PLEASE NOTE – There are now *2* separate link ups; the first is for DIY/Vintage/Repurposed links and the second for recipes. First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts! How to Make a Magnetic Board from a Thrifted Cabinet Door Mid Summer Farmhouse Junk Garden DIY Tree Branch Indoor Cat Climbing Tower Scratching Post Roadside Bookshelf Before and After {Read More}

How to Make a Cabinet Door Magnet Board

DIY Cabinet Door Magnet Board See my question and be sure to comment with your great ideas at the end of this post! 🙂 A week or so ago I made my repurposed cabinet door sign for my kitchen, but I still had the other door for the cabinet left.  I didn’t want to put it in my workshop, because I knew it would become buried with hundreds of other things in there, so I figured I’d better make something {Read More}

Mid Summer Farmhouse Junk Garden Update & a Lack of Communication

Mid Summer Farmhouse Junk Garden Update I’ve never been an avid gardener, but this year I felt the desire to really try my hand at flower gardening. So this is an update on my junk garden – what grew well, what didn’t, and what I’d do differently.

DIY Tree Branch Indoor Cat Climbing Tower Scratching Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company.  The opinions and text are all mine. How to Make a Tree Branch Scratching Post Cat Tower I’ve always been slightly annoyed by those bumper stickers that say, “My child is on the honor roll.” If you are one of those parents who have one on your car, I apologize for judging you, because now I understand …

Vintage Sign Stencils Winner & Talk of the Town #81

I’m really sorry I didn’t get a chance to announce the winner of my Vintage Sign Stencils kit giveaway on Sunday.  My family spent the last day of my mom and niece’s visit with us going to Six Flags, but the winner is … Ruthie Stiefel.  Congratulations, Ruthie! Welcome back to Talk of the Town #81! Every Tuesday at 7 pm Central There were lots of amazing DIY projects and yummy recipes last week! First, let’s take a look at what {Read More}

How to Make an Old Farmhouse Sign On New Wood

How to Make an Old Farmhouse Sign on New Wood I forgot to ask the gal who took care of our animals while we were on vacation to water our flowers.  The ones planted in the ground held up basically fine, but the flowers in hanging planters didn’t fair so well. 🙁 Since the flowers in my guest house window box were some that died and I didn’t want to replant them until fall,

Repurposed Vintage Cutting Board Serving Tray

Make a Repurposed Vintage Cutting Board Serving Tray Some projects turn out great the first time, but this isn’t one of those projects. 🙂 I’m happy with the end result, but by showing you the problems I encountered getting to that point, I hope

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