Category / upcycling

September 4, 2016
Last month, we quietly slipped away for a family vacation. It had been so long since we had taken a really big vacation. Off we went, even the kiddos, to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. We had such a blast exploring. We hiked to waterfalls, rode horses, swam in the most amazing lagoons with sea turtles,…

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August 21, 2015
Nursing my love of succulents and spreading the succulent love. The kids and I recently created this adorable back to school teacher gift planter. As we waded through the aisles of Staples, I could not resist those creative gears from turning. I think this will make a sweet surprise on the first day of school.…

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January 14, 2015
I love picking up old frames at antique fairs. I just adored this one. I found it at the Vintage Bazaar and I loved that it was already painted this lovely blue. For a few dollars, it came home with me ready to be transformed into a living piece of art. Creating airplant wall art…

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December 24, 2014
  Miniature cypress trees are so darling. This year, I could not help but create these lovely holiday trees. There is just something about bringing nature indoors. Perfect for the mantle, tabletop or even outdoors, they are so simple for even the non-crafter to make.Read moreDIY: Miniature Cypress Holiday Trees

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September 29, 2014
I love going junking and antiquing. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Now that fall has arrived, I am constantly thinking of boredom busters (scroll halfway down) for the flock come the cold snowy weather. I came up with this clever idea to create a chicken run ladder. Last time, exploring a flea market, I picked…

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July 23, 2014
The flock is now seven and a half weeks old. They were quickly outgrowing their temporary brooder. The Salmon Favorelle, Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Eggers were now the size of Silkie Bantams. It was time to begin their transition.Read moreMakeshift Brooder

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.