26 March, 2015

Peg Doll Exchange

Previously, I posted about my friend organizing a Saint Peg Doll exchange. You can read about it here.

Finally it was the day of our exchange! I had so much fun seeing many women that I had missed and meeting new women from around the area.

24 March, 2015

Building the Chicken Coop: Part I

With having the chickens for several weeks and the weather finally warming up, it was time to begin building the chicken coop.

Ideally, the coop should be built before you even get chickens so that you're ready to move them whenever they're big enough. We, however, got the chicks on a whim and didn't built the coop beforehand. The weather was also really cold (had several snow days from school) and neither myself nor my fiance wanted to get outside and start building. 

21 March, 2015

Building the Garden Beds

In my last garden update I realize that I hadn't talked about how we built the garden beds and what we initially planted inside of them.

The easiest way to do this is to buy fencing posts. You can find these at your local hardware store for about 1.50-ish each. They come in 6 or 8 feet long (ours only came in 6) and we needed 3 per bed. We now have 4 beds that are 6x3 and 2 beds that are 3x3.

We also bought a piece of 2x4 for the corner braces on each garden bed. Cut to about 6 inches each (the height of the fencing board) we could get 8 corner pieces on a 4ft board.

To construct the beds, each end is attached to the 2x4 that acts as the corner brace. Once the beds have been built we laid down a layer of cardboard in order to help kill the grass below. To speed up the process we gave them a good soaking down. This would've been done the previous fall with new beds but I'm behind on setting up the garden.

19 March, 2015

Wedding Picture Frames

My wedding is now four months away and I haven't really given a lot of thought to it.

Scratch that--I've given thought to it but not a lot of action.

Then I finally decided to start doing something. So I put together a centerpiece that I'm going to use.

While searching Pinterest; I came across this photo of an easy DIY centerpiece that I decided I wanted to recreate.

17 March, 2015

March Updates

It's finally Spring Break!

This past month seems to have flown by and I've made several improvements around the house! 

After finishing the bookshelf in the dining room and setting up our garden beds I moved the chicks out to their next home in the laundry room. We've had the chicks for almost a month (Feb. 20th from my count) and they've certainly been growing; enough to almost completely outgrow the bathtub we started them in. 

The laundry room that I have is attached to the house but isn't air conditioned or heated. This makes it the perfect go-between for the chicks as the weather starts to warm up because the room stays extra warm.