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The flexibility of ship lap both permanent and as a back drop!

The incredible flexibility of ship lap either as a permanent application or as a back drop ship lap is easy to install and can be used in multiple applications, it can be painted, sealed, stained or left as is. In my farmyard I've run into a lot of old ship lap that I've used extensively throughout my home.
Jan 19 2018 -

Ship lap is easy to install and can be used in multiple applications, it can be painted, sealed, stained or left as is. In my farmyard I’ve run into a lot of old ship lap that I’ve used extensively throughout my home mostly in permanent situations but it doesn’t always have to be permanent. What’s great is how flexible it is depending on your choice of finish and application but it still always adds that certain bit of country charm! Lets all give a big welcome to Leanna from Faeries and Fauna who will be joining me today to talk about how she used ship lap as a backdrop! Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #70)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage.
Jan 17 2018 -

Well we had three days in a row where we practically hit 30 degrees above zero! I’m going to remember this when it doesn’t get above 0 this weekend lol Are we all terribly ready for spring now? Welcome to Link Party #69 at Grandma’s House! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

30 things I stopped buying and started making, growing or harvesting!

Winter is coming to northern Minnesota, harvesting the garden, finishing the to do list, looking forward to the pumpkin festival and missing summer already
Jan 15 2018 -

A post all about the 30 things I stopped buying and started making, growing or harvesting! I was having a conversation at work the other day, chatting about what I did the past weekend etc. I mentioned I had finished making seven quarts of chicken stock and I had several pairs of eyes blink at me, “You did what?” Oh, I just broke down two organic hens, freezing five meals worth of meat and then I proceeded to make seven big jars of chicken stock out of the carcasses and leftover veggie scraps… not weird at all, right? At this point there are many things that I stopped buying and do very differently when most people would simply add it to their grocery list. Read the rest of the post »

Finding my new footing and keeping up with the wood stove

Winter in Minnesota after a divorce while heating with a wood stove. Finding my new footing and my new reality with wonderful friends, loved ones and people that support and flock around me. Keeping the house warm, the horses fed and finding peace.
Jan 11 2018 -

With temperatures plummeting into the negatives I am learning how to keep up with my wood stove in my new reality after a divorce. I saw a meme on Facebook the other day, it asked: “If you could have anything in 2018 what would it be?” My immediate answer was: PEACE. A million dollars would be great too lol but my heart is still just utterly and completely exhausted. In the last month I’ve devoured over 30 books on my kindle and there is no hope of that slowing down any time soon, thank goodness my family purchased me several more books for Christmas! Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #69)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage.
Jan 10 2018 -

Well we had three days in a row where we practically hit 30 degrees above zero! I’m going to remember this when it doesn’t get above 0 this weekend lol Are we all terribly ready for spring now? Welcome to Link Party #69 at Grandma’s House! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

Workshop stool: DIY recycling scrap wood and using galvanized pipe!

How to build workshop stool that are adjustable in height, rugged country wood working project tutorial out of barn wood and galvanized pipe
Jan 08 2018 -

How I built a simple workshop stool using almost only materials that I had on hand. So, we’ve had several of these “bases” sitting out in the barn since the beginning of time. Honestly I really don’t know why my grandparents’ had several of them or what they were used for but I kept them in a safe spot anyway. When I started looking into building some stools for my deck I ran into stools built using galvanized pipe that I really liked. At first I started thinking about how to build a base to attach my pipe to and then, of course, I remembered these just sitting out in the barn. I grabbed three of them and got to work! Read the rest of the post »

Farmhouse decorating – a winter vignette with inherited objects and keepsakes!

Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!
Jan 05 2018 -

A winter vignette inspired by both of my grandma’s, farmhouse decorating using some of my very favorite keepsakes. Every time I reach to decorate my home I want to include the old oil lamp I found in the basement. Cleaned up, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was! So, when it was time to put another vignette together with the Farmhouse Hens, I just had to include it like I did last time with my Fall Vignette! Read the rest of the post »

To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #68)

This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage.
Jan 03 2018 -

Hey guys and gals, hope you had a wonderful holiday! With the divorce happening only a few weeks ago my holiday was different (to say the least lol) but it was good, I have never felt so loved or cared for! Welcome to Link Party #68 at Grandma’s House! This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes. Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice. Read the rest of the post »

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